October 5, 2023 –
Long-Form Improv & Sketch for Teens, Grades 9 to 12 - (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Instructor: Eliza Kingsbury
Thursdays, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (*No class 9/28)
This is a skill-building and confidence-boosting class in Long-Form Improv, a variety of improv different from your "Who's Line Is It Anyway" form of games based on audience suggestions. Long-form is used to help create sustainable characters, develop sketches (like SNL and UCB) and scripts. Ready to dive into long-form improv? Always wanted to be on an improv team? Or start one of your own? Long-form improv involves creating a continuous improvised piece (or series of pieces) inspired or based off a suggestion or idea. This advanced improv class will go beyond the basics of scene work and give you the tools to create 20 minute improv sets as a group. We’ll utilize structures such as The Harold to create the magic of a long-form improv set that leaves an audience thinking, “I can’t believe they made that up on the spot!” Students will work as a team to listen, build trust, get creative, and most of all - let loose and have fun! This class will also include lessons in developing and writing sketch. Ever wonder how the team at SNL dreams up their wackiest and funniest sketches? We'll recreate a writer's room right here at Curtain Call! You'll learn everything from pitches, sketch structure and punch-ups, to creating original character scripts.