AN INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION FOR ACTORS
Would you like to learn how improvisational skills and techniques can prove useful when you’re auditioning, rehearsing and acting? Did you know improvisation was originally developed as a tool to help actors be better actors – by instructors like Viola Spolin and Keith Johnstone? Come join us for our “Introduction to Improvisation for Actors” acting intensive and learn how to enjoy being in the moment, make stronger acting choices, improve your ensemble work and better physicalize characters. Yes, there’ll be a healthy dose of fun, comedy and laughter. (But as a side effect, not a goal.)
The class will run on the following nights, from 7-10 pm at the Actors’ Center:
• Thursday, September 7 (attendance is mandatory for the 1st class)
• Thursday, September 14
• Thursday, September 21 – NO CLASS (Rosh Hashanah)
• Thursday, September 28
• Thursday, October 5
The total fee for all four classes is $60. All Actors’ Center members age 18 and up are welcome to enroll.
You must pay in advance in order to enroll in the class. If you need to drop out before the class starts and are able to give at least a week’s notice – the Actors’ Center will refund your payment. If you need to drop out and do so with less than a week’s notice – the Actors’ Center will refund your payment only if we’re able to find another student to fill your slot.
To enroll, click AC Training and we'll tell you how to make the payment. The class will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Mario Baldessari is a local actor, playwright and acting instructor, and a founding member of Crash of Rhinos. He teaches regularly at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and the Actors’ Center.
Quotes from past students:
Thank you Mario for being the BEST improv teacher. You're always well-prepared, organized, professional, yet so much fun to learn from.
You are an astute tutor, and your sense of fun made every class a blast!!
I can't stop raving about Mario’s improv classes. He introduced me to some of the most useful techniques to improve my acting and auditions. During eight weeks of classes I had four auditions and four callbacks. On each occasion something he taught came into play.
Thanks for improv which is the HIGHlight of my life!