Foundation 4 – Scenework & Acting Skills
Prerequisite: Foundation 3
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks)
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Building on the improv foundational skills learned in F1-F3, now the improvisers will learn scene structure and acting skills that will help them create story on the spot.
In Foundation 4 improvisers will learn:
- Identifying the basic information of the scene. Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there?
- How to effectively start scenes, build them in the middle, and successfully “land the plane.”
- How to embody the basic information of the scene. How can we as actors, shift our body, face, voice and imagination to establish and support the world we are creating.
- Basic acting skills that lend themselves to believeable storytelling.
At the end of F4, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F4, going to the Improv Gym to hone specific skills, or moving to F5: Longform Narrative.