Foundation 6 – Performance Showcase
Prerequisite: Foundation 5
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks)
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)
Class size: 14 students maximum
The name of the game in Foundation 6 is getting performance ready with a specific, well-researched genre. At the end of this 12-week course, the ensemble will present multiple performances to invited audiences of a genre and format that they research and rehearse together.
In F6 improvisers will learn:
- How to approach a genre with an eye to playing it truthfully and faithfully.
- The unique skills and nuances of a particular genre and how to recreate the tone of a genre with improvised stories.
- The ways that performing can change the energy of improvisers and improvisation in the safety of workshop performances.
At the end of Foundation 6, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — move to the Ongoing Improv Gym to work on specific skills needed in order to move into the Beginning Performance Lab, or move to the Ongoing Beginning Performance Lab to start the improvisers performance journey.