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: 12 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 8-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 their next step — repeating Foundation 6, going to the Improv Gym to hone specific skills, or moving to the Ongoing Beginning Performance Lab to start the improvisers performance journey.