Advanced Performance Workshop:
Improvised Downton Abbey
Saturdays, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
November 14 – December 12, 2015
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco
Schedule: 4 sessions (once a week for 4 weeks), 1 performance
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Saturdays November 14, 21, (skipping Nov. 28th for Thanksgiving weekend), December 5, and 12
Performances: One performance, Sunday, December 13th, 6pm
Class size: 8 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (12 hours total of instruction)
Prerequisite: Previous long-form experience along with coach and dean approval. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm eligibility before signing up.
Come play in the wildly popular style of Downton Abbey! In this 4-week advanced performance workshop, you’ll learn how to portray a variety of characters who live and work in a turn of the century English Manor. Play fully-realized characters who are high or low status, from the Second Footman to the Dowager Countess, where proper Victorian manners rule the day.
Inhabitants of this world also get to explore deeper emotional feelings and desire for social change that live hidden beneath the surface, but which can occasionally bubble up with shattering consequences.
This workshop and performance is primarily designed for experienced improvisers interested in focusing on character, status, and sustaining an emotionally-driven narrative in a rich and vibrant early 20th century setting.