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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Playwrights – FMC – R. Stockley (16-07-2366)

Playing Playwright Genres with Dimension and Depth 
with Rebecca Stockley
Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

July 7 – July 14, 2016
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 2 sessions (once a week for 2 weeks)
Class dates: July 7 and July 14
Class length: 3 hours (6 hours total)
Class size: 10 students maximum
Tuition: $90 
Prerequisite: Completed Foundation 3 or above

How can you embrace and play in the style of a playwright without relying on stale clichés?
In this two-week workshop you will explore the roles, the situations, and the characters’ world view in the style of two different playwrights: Week One – William Shakespeare, Week Two – Tennessee Williams.

Shakespeare: You have a host of people to play in Shakespeare’s world.  Using archetypal characters, Elizabethan poetic conventions, action, and a variety of settings, we will dig into the timeless themes of the Bard.

Recommended viewing before class:

Much Ado About Nothing (1993) (comedy)

Henry V (1989) (History)

And a film of any Shakespeare tragedy –

Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, or King Lear

Kurosawa’s King Lear (titled Ran) is amazing but lo-o-ong

Williams: Improvising in the style of a play by Tennessee Williams can be more than using a Southern accent and doing a scene in hot weather with cool drinks, alcoholism, and unspoken homosexuality.  Play moments that take your scenes to new depths.

Recommended viewing before class:

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 


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