Theatre Improvisation

College of Performing Arts: Drama

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Theatre Improvisation
Fall 2024
Taught By: John Murphy
Section: A

CRN: 11782

Credits: 2

This course is designed for students at the outset their involvement in improvisation and the performing arts and is open to all who want to develop extemporaneous movement, communication, interpersonal and presentational skills. It provides experience in movement, voice, character study, spontaneity, presence, scene set-up, and collaboration utilizing these skills in free form improvisational exercises, in short and long form sketches, and in conflict resolution. Beginning with a familiar persona, students create additional personas, building situations and environments from physical choices and given topics. Movement becomes the basis from which sensations, feelings, and thoughts arise, permitting the action to evolve authentically from moment to moment. Players use affirmation to navigate the unexpected learning to corroborate in the process. Each session includes warm-up improvisations, theatre games, scene setups, sketch work and specific exercises to develop personas. Final sessions may be open to an invited public. Previous performance experience is helpful. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:06pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 930
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024