In-Person: The Space In-Between: Improvising Nonlinear Long Form Stories with Dave Dennison
Class Time/Dates: August 11, 12 & 13 // Friday 6:00-10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Schedule: 3 sessions
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Improv performance experience.
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Traditional improv stories are told sequentially (beginning/middle/end) and include every step that is relevant (the couple meets, they fall in love, they are separated, they come back together). We are trained as improvisers to do the next most obvious thing: If someone mentions the party coming up, the next scene will be at that party. In this 3 day intensive we will explore what happens if we instead jump time (backwards or forwards) or space (to characters that we have not met) with the understanding that wherever we go will be connected to the rest of the story. This type of storytelling invites the audience to make more connections, to construct the story themselves and experience the story at a deeper level. During the class we will focus on making specific character, relationship and location choices and inhabiting the realities we are creating.
The class ends with a showcase performance.