Theatre Improvisation 2

School of Drama: Acting Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Theatre Improvisation 2

Fall 2019

Taught By: John Murphy

Section: A

CRN: 7872

Credits: 2

This course is designed for those with prior experience in theatre improvisation. It is a movement-based, spontaneity-driven, ensemble-intense course focusing on the actors’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 Viola Spolin, Jacques Lecoq, Michael Chekhov, and a vigorous 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. Intro Theatre Improvisation is a pre-requisite or by permission of instructor for those who have thorough familiarity and experience in theatre improvisation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting Technique (TUAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 16

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: 2:22am 8/19/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 908

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019