Theatre Improvisation 2

School of Drama: Acting Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Theatre Improv 2: Sketch

Spring 2021

Taught By: John Murphy

Section: A

CRN: 7642

Credits: 2

This intermediate improvisation course is designed for those with prior experience in theatre improvisation. It is a movement-based, spontaneity-driven, ensemble-intense course focusing on the actor’s ability to create on-the-spot sketches. Students play short and long form improvisations developing material from imagery, outside suggestion, structured and unstructured premises. The course has at its core an acting approach adapted from Michael Chekhov, Viola Spolin, Jacques Lecoq, and a keen observance of people and the environment. Stressing complicity and direct communication in exercises and presentations, players solve problems in the moment building interacting storylines and personas. Each session includes warm-up improvisations, theatre games, scene setups, sketch work and specific exercises to develop personas and storylines. Final sessions are open to an invited audience and may involve performance at venues off-campus. Open to students with experience in theatre and/or movement improvisation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting Technique (TUAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 3:25am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 905

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021