For anyone hoping to master North American-style longform, this is a masterclass in scenework, and the underpinning of any longform format (Harold, Armando, Narrative).
The path to better improv scenes is to make your play more simple, fun, and efficient. Worry less about inventing information, explaining the plot, or trying to do “good scenes”. Instead try on tricks, and techniques used by professional improvisers all across North America stages through nuanced initiations, clear patterns, heightening, and variety of characters/approach. We will work on finding and heighten the Game of the Scene and execute Second Beats.
Longform improvisers create structure through emphasizing success and hiding failures. In this workshop, students will explore group scenes, unorthodox ensemble work, and how to create longform shows that thrill your audience. At the end of this workshop you will have a new approach to scenic variety, group mind, and how to customize your own original formats.
PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK AND PEN!
Rob Norman Bio:
Rob Norman is an award-winning improviser, Second City director, author of Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv, and co-host of The Backlinepodcast.
Currently, Rob is the host of the CBC radio program Personal Best – a podcast Time Magazine calls “This is easily one of the funniest podcasts on air”.