Noir Performance Lab
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
February 15 – May 3
Schedule: 12 sessions
Class date: February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3
Class length: 2 hours (24 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Foundation 3 or higher.
**This class requires Head of School Approval. Please email us at email@example.com with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility**
From big acting choices to the snappy patter of mid-century American slang, Noir gives improvisers lots to chew on (including the scenery.) This course will explore story tropes, like “the fly in the web,” and “the doomed lovers,” as well as filmic elements, such as lighting and camera angles. A great playground for character-based work, Noir often follows Keith Johnstone’s suggestion: get the main character into trouble and make it worse. Students will watch a film a week, read “The Big Sleep Annotated,” then take elements from that source material and apply it their improvising. The course culminates in four online shows.