Theatre Improvisation

School of Drama: Acting Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Theatre Improvisation 1

Fall 2019

Taught By: John Murphy

Section: A

CRN: 3670

Credits: 2

This course is designed for students of theatre, film and television acting but is open to all who want to develop extemporaneous movement, speaking, and performance skills. It provides experience in character study, spontaneity, movement, presence, scene development, and collaboration, utilizing these skills in improvisational exercises, in short and long form sketches, and in conflict resolution. Beginning with their own persona, students create additional characters, building situations and environments from physical choices and given topics. Movement becomes the basis from which feelings and thoughts arise, permitting the action to evolve authentically from moment to moment. Each session includes warm-up improvisations, theatre games, scene setups, sketch work and specific exercises to develop a persona. Final sessions may be open to an invited public. Previous performance experience is helpful. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting Technique (TUAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:05am 3/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 905

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019