Foundation 1 in Palo Alto with John Remak (#15-03-2118)
- Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto CA
11am-2pm on Sundays
February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24,(skip March 31) April 7
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class size: 14 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: Foundation 1 (IMPORTANT: Click here before registering)
This six-session workshop helps you refine your improv knowledge and focuses on performance skills. You use the tools you developed in Foundation 1 as you learn more games and explore your own style of play.
While the emphasis is still on fun, course content also explores more conceptual and technical information and helps you build the skills you need to perform improvisational theatre in front of an audience.
Over the six-week course, Foundation 2 introduces the following concepts:
Games and excercises will show students how to:
Students in Foundation 2 are required to read one of the definitive texts on improv: IMPRO by Keith Johnstone. Johnstone invented Theatresports, the main improv format we play at BATS. BATS sells the book for $25; it is also available from a variety of retail outlets. When enrolling, please indicate whether or not you would like to purchase the book from BATS. If so, you can pay for it at time of registration and pick up their book on your first day of class.
At the conclusion, everyone "passes" and can move on to Foundation 3, but you can also take Foundation 2 as many times as you would like and can continue to work on your performance skills. (And since each session is different, it's likely that you'll get a whole new take on the experience from a new teacher and new classmates.)
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