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Summer 2016 – Turning Up the Heat with Tracy Burns (S16-09-2332)

Turning Up The Heat: Bringing Passion & Danger to the Stage

Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

11am-4pm on Sunday, September 4th, with a half hour lunch break
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 4.5 hours total of instruction 
Foundation 3 and above

“Turn Up The Heat” is an exciting workshop for improvisers (and actors) looking for the challenge of going deeper into their work. Participants learn to take risks onstage and raise the stakes in a scene by exploring sexuality, intimacy and their own vulnerability. Working from the body instead of the brain, students connect viscerally with one another while playing with wild abandon. Players have a chance to bond with each other in ways they may never have before. The class concentrates on working more truthfully, which allows the improviser the freedom to do dramatic scenes while also giving more depth to comedic ones. 

In Turn Up the Heat students will explore:

  • Being in your body
  • Working from a physical and emotional place rather than an intellectual one
  • Building a tight ensemble
  • Finding the humor organically in a scene
  • Creating dynamic tension in a scene (and breaking it in a satisfying way)
  • Learning that your own vulnerability is your greatest asset
  • Discovering things that are blocking you in your work and removing them
  • How to be more powerful onstage 

    Please wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

**Register before June 1st to take advantage of our early registration rate (NON-REFUNDABLE) of $95. After June 1st class price increases to $115.**


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