Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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Performance – Performance Workshop 3 (ELF) in PA with Laura (#15-04-2136)

Performance Workshop 3 – 
Elements of Long Form
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

April 29 – June 17, 2015
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 8 sessions; 2 performances
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Wednesdays
April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, and 17
Performances: Two performances: Wednesday, June 10th, open class performance for friends and invited guests at Cubberley Community Center
Sunday, June 14th, time TBD, performance with a paid audience at the Bayfront Theater
Class size: 10 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (24 hours total of instruction) 
Prerequisite: Performance Workshops 1 and 2, or coach/dean approval. Please contact with any eligibility questions.

This 8-week workshop, the third in our Performance Series, prepares you for your first
Long-Form performance in front of an audience by breaking down and covering these different core elements of performance: 

  • Taking your time and paying attention
  • Narrative, and establishing a strong foundation
  • Acting
  • Improvising in genre
  • Transitions between scenes
  • Ensemble acting
  • Building locations and maintaining a space object world

This class will qualify you to be considered for more advanced work as it will give you a grounding in the essential elements of Long-Form improvisation as BATS practices it.


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