TRAINING

2019 Training Schedule
Sign Ups For Winter 2 begin November 23

Winter 2: Jan. 6 – Feb. 23
Spring: March 3 – April 20
Summer 1: May 5 – June 22
Summer 2: July 7 – Aug. 24
Fall: Sept. 8 – Oct. 26
Winter 1: Nov. 3 – Dec. 21

Training Center Holidays:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day

TRAINING

2019 Training Schedule
Sign Ups For Winter 2 begin November 23

Winter 2: Jan. 6 – Feb. 23
Spring: March 3 – April 20
Summer 1: May 5 – June 22
Summer 2: July 7 – Aug. 24
Fall: Sept. 8 – Oct. 26
Winter 1: Nov. 3 – Dec. 21

Training Center Holidays:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day

Basic Improv: Basics of Improv
(No Prerequisite)

Students will be introduced to the world of improv comedy. Students will learn basic agreement, guidelines, and scene work.

  • Theatre Basics
  • The Tools of Improv
  • Creating Reality
  • Introduction to Scene work

Intermediate Improv: “Creating Character”
(Prerequisite Basic Improv)

Students will learn techniques for approaching scene work through character and relationships.

  • Developing Characters
  • Status & Emotional Viewpoint
  • Listening and Responding

Advanced Improv: “The Game of the Scene”
(Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate)

Students will learn how to find and play the game in scenes.

  • What is the Game
  • Recognizing, Heightening, & Exploring
  • Mapping Scene work in Long Form

Improv Conservatory
(Prerequisite: Basic-Advanced)
Audition Required

Our Improv Conservatory is for those who wish to continue their Improv education with a focus towards performance. Visit our Conservatory Page for more information.

Basic Sketch: “The Process & Science of Comedy”
(No Prerequisite)

Students will be introduced to the process of creating an original sketch revue and various sketch structures.

  • Types of Sketches
  • Comedic Songwriting
  • The Writing Process

Basic Stand Up: “Getting on Stage”
(No Prerequisite)

Students will learn basic public speaking techniques and how to develop their own original comedic material, crafting a short set that they will then perform in a showcase at the Stomping Ground stage.

  • Brief History of Stand Up Comedy
  • Writing and Editing “Personal” Material – getting to the point and being memorable
  • Crafting showcase/open mic/audition/hosting sets – how to actually PERFORM your material, get noticed, and hopefully get some work
Movement and Physicality for the Performer (No Prerequisite)

Overthinking every move you make on stage? Don’t know what to do with your hands? Get out of your head and into your body!

This course starts with the basics of grounded and controlled movement and progresses through different techniques and approaches toward character development that maximize storytelling through full, confident use of the body and breath.

The course will include explorations of Alexander, Chekhov, and Viewpoint Techniques, and will cover introductions to stage combat and basic falls, providing the student with a strong toolkit for future performances.

“All acting is physical acting.” – Anne Bogart
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