Improv Level 1 - Term 2a 2023 - Tuesday — Workshop Details

  Please double-check this workshop's meeting location(s). We run classes at THREE DIFFERENT locations in the Melbourne CBD. Some multi-session courses may meet at different locations for different sessions.
Course Name
Improv Level 1 - Term 2a 2023 - Tuesday
Starting
Tuesday, March 7
6:30–9:30pm
# of Sessions
8 Sessions
The full session schedule is listed below
  Price
$550 Full / $500 Concession
+ $5 Online Booking Fee (Includes GST)
  Location
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Theory Bar is located immediately below The Improv Conspiracy's main Meyers Place location. When a workshop is scheduled here, simply enter the building at ground level and head to the front or back room as instructed.
This workshop is currently in session
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All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE – but you can alter or defer your registration for internal credit after it's made, subject to the change of registration fees listed below.

Be sure you understand all of our conditions of participation before signing up.

This level is designed to introduce you to The Improv Conspiracy's approach to long form improvised comedy. No prior acting or improv experience is required.

Each class session starts with some fun warm-up exercises designed to help you to get a bit silly and to bond with your classmates.

After the warm-up you'll move onto some enjoyable exercises designed to help you learn some of the basic skills we use when doing improvised scenes on stage.

After the exercises there will be time for you to perform open-ended scenes. This is where the real magic happens! You'll be asked to call on that day's lesson, plus anything you've worked on during the prior weeks.

By the end of the 8 weeks you'll be capable of creating and sustaining interesting and entertaining 3-minute scenes that are completely improvised. Your class will then put on a 30-minute long improvised show for your friends and family, featuring a blend of truthful storytelling and improv scenes inspired by the stories!

Specific Skills and Topics Covered:

- An introduction to the core tenets of improvisation: agreement, listening, commitment & support

- Truth in comedy: how to use truthful storytelling as a way to generate interesting ideas for comedic scenes

- You are enough: the power of playing characters similar to yourself in a comedic scene. What would you say in real life? It's probably the right thing to say here!

- How to create and play an intelligent character with a stong point of view (POV)

- How to flesh out your characters with rich history and philosophy

And more!

  Session Dates, Times & Locations

Date & Time Location
Tuesday, March 7
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, March 14
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, March 21
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, March 28
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, April 4
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, April 11
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, April 18
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
Tuesday, April 25
6:30–9:30pm
Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room

Venue Address


  Theory Bar (Ground Floor) – Back Room
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Theory Bar is located immediately below The Improv Conspiracy's main Meyers Place location. When a workshop is scheduled here, simply enter the building at ground level and head to the front or back room as instructed.

  About the instructor(s)

While we don’t anticipate having to change the instructor after registrations open, please be aware that this may happen from time to time.

Matt Jenner started training with The Improv Conspiracy in 2014. He currently performs most Thursdays with his Harold team Surrogate Mouth, and many Saturdays in the cast of The Remix. Matt is a graduate of the iO Theatre's summer intensive program in Chicago.

Bec has been teaching and coaching at TIC since 2018. 
Since 2015 Bec has been a valued and exciting performer in many of the company's most prestigious shows including Harold Night with The Sirens and Pea Haiche and in The Remix, The Movie and The Deconstruction.  She also performs monthly with in the delightful premium Friday night show CROOKS. 
Bec made a name for herself at TIC producing the hugely popular monthly show ‘FEMMILY Variety Hour’ alongside Indiana Kiely which lead to Femmily being awarded the communities "Favourite Indie Team" for two years running. Bec also produces and ‘Space Jam’ with Lucy Rees.