- ↓ In-Person: Stand Up! with Larry Dorsey, Jr. (#22-07-3619)
- ↓ Online: Improvised Genres with Brian Jones (#22-07-3621)
- ↓ In-Person: Performance Ready Refresh: Narrative Devices with Tim Orr (#22-07-3598)
- ↓ In-Person: Performance Ready Refresh: Ensemble & Stage Picture with Rebecca Stockley (#22-07-3600)
- ↓ In-Person: Performance Ready Refresh: Singing & Dancing with Zoe Galvez & Joshua Raoul Brody (#22-08-3602)
In-Person: Stand Up! with Larry Dorsey, Jr. Saturday, 2:30pm - 5:30pm PSTApril July 9 - July 30 Ft. Mason Class Time/Dates: 2:30pm-5:30pm PST, Saturday July 9, 16, 23 & 30 Prerequisites: None! Open to adults 18 years or older! Class size: 16 students maximum Class length: 3 hours (12 hours total instruction) Tuition: $229 Have people always told you that you should be a comedian? Or have you secretly wanted to become one? Well, this class is for you! Students will understand the pre-corona scene, impromptu public speaking, and it will have featured guest speakers. In this workshop, we will break the barrier between improvisers & stand-up comics, and we will focus on finding the funny in your life. From storytelling to crowd work (or riffing), we will lay the foundation for students to understand better the art of making people laugh. Remember, there are multitudes of unique styles & perspectives; it is all up to each individual's discovery process (everyone will write differently). We are all humans- if I can do it, so can you! Note: Very few people start hilarious, so even if you don't think you're funny, many of the professionals weren't even the class clown!
Online: Improvised Genres with Brian Jones Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm PSTJuly 14 - September 1 Online Class Time/Dates: Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST / July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 & September 1 Prerequisites: Foundation 3 or equivalent *Email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility* Class size: 12 students maximum Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total instruction) Tuition: $299
An eight week dive into the most popular genres audiences tend to shout out at shows. We will cover each genre with the goal of knowing how to improvise in them enough for a scene AND understand what makes them unique in their point of view. Class will cover Romantic Comedy, Film Noir, Shakespeare, Sci FI, Sitcom, Western, Horror, Suspense, Documentary, Narrated story, and Soap Opera. Curious about a genre you don't see? Let the teacher know because the more genres you know, the better storyteller you become.
In-Person: Performance Ready Refresh: Narrative Devices with Tim Orr Saturday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PSTJuly 16 Ft. Mason Center Schedule: 1 session Class dates: July 16 Class length: 3 hours Class size: 16 students maximum Tuition: $54 Prerequisites: F3 or equivalent
Transitions, both within and between scenes, are one of the truly magical aspects of long-form improvisation. Experiment with them, combine them, discover your own! As with all space object and “where” work, the key is to take your time with what you’re doing, and observe what your partners are doing. Slow down! Taking your time makes things easier to read, and also expands your options.
In this class, we’ll explore:
- lights and music as transitions
- entrances and exits (energy, stage position, the push/pull of comings and goings, etc.)
- scene start options
- making other people “appear” without prolonged stage set-up
- instant on-stage location changes
- instant on-stage character changes
- tapping in/out to play new or established characters
- playing multiple characters
- character switching, pacing and proximity
- split focus (basic and advanced)
- flashback/forward with possible simultaneous dialogue/narration
In-Person: Performance Ready Refresh: Ensemble & Stage Picture with Rebecca Stockley Thursday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PSTJuly 28 Ft. Mason Center Schedule: 1 session Class dates: July 28 Class length: 3 hours Class size: 16 students maximum Tuition: $54 Prerequisites: F3 or equivalent
Refresh your ensemble performance skills. This class focuses on the group: sharing stage, committing, working together, stage picture, using the entire stage, eyeline & perspectives.
In-Person: Performance Ready Refresh: Singing and Dancing with Zoe Galvez and Joshua Raoul Brody Thursday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PSTAugust 18 Ft. Mason Center Schedule: 1 session Class dates: August 18 Class length: 3 hours Class size: 16 students maximum Tuition: $54 Prerequisites: F3 or equivalent
Get out of your head and into your body! BATS Musical Director Joshua Raoul Brody and Company Member Zoe Galvez will run the class through some quick warm-ups then plunge right into a variety of improvised song and dance formats and styles. You'll perform solos with back-ups, duets and group numbers. You'll learn to move as an ensemble with instant choreography. You'll do scenes with songs in them and you'll dance your pants off!