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Online: Tools & Tactics for Focusing a Scene with Andy Sarouhan (#24-04-3986)

Online: Tools & Tactics for Focusing a Scene with Andy Sarouhan

Online

Class Time/Date: 7:00pm – 9:00pm // March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8

Class size: 12 students maximum

Class length: 2 hours

Prerequisites: F2 or coach approval. Email bats@improv.org for eligibility and access questions.

Tuition: $224

So…you’ve established the Who/What/Where in a scene…now what? Your “Yes, And” muscles are poised to guide that scene to glory…but how? This is the magical and sometimes mind-boggling middle point in a scene’s creation when the focus of it is found. What seems to matter most to the characters? What about the scene is most intriguing or curious? What kind of story is this? Though there is no set method or equation to find a scene’s focus (that would get dull quick, wouldn’t it?), there are often signposts that present themselves and tools that can be employed to capitalize on a scene’s potential for laughter, drama, and delight. This course will dive right into this topic and equip you with an array of strategies to embrace a scene in its middle stages, focus and heighten what you’ve already created, and play it to a satisfying conclusion.

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