B1 Improv Theatre Course
March 6 | 3PM - April 3 | 5PM
Invite your friends
and enjoy a shared experience
Invite your friends
and enjoy a shared experience
Kaivalya Plays Presents
B1 IMPROV THEATRE COURSE (ONLINE)
March 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th & April 3rd
Saturdays & Sundays
Timings: 3PM IST to 5.30PM IST.
Duration: 22.5 hours of facilitator-led training and 5 hours of open-space improv rehearsals.
Price: INR 10,000 for the full course. Use code EARLYBIRDB1 to get INR 2000 off till 28th February.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Over 9 sessions held on weekends, you will learn how to create, rehearse, execute and host an improv performance from scratch. This is an opportunity to expand your improv toolbox from that of a performer to that of a show/team director, technical director, moderator and host, understanding the various tasks and responsibilities involved in each role. You will also be introduced to different show formats and styles, managing performers, engaging audiences and creating magical experiences with improv. With a practical and hands-on approach to understanding the elusive 3Ps of an improv show (practicing, performing and producing), you will experience first-hand all the behind-the-scenes preparations and thought needed for an improv show.
From the second week onwards, you will have a “taught” session wherein you’ll explore specific topics like show structures, introducing games, inviting suggestions etc and a “show” session wherein you’d host an internal improv show in groups of 4 with the remaining students as performers. For a detailed breakdown of the modules, see the schedule below.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
SESSION 1 - Creating A Narrative Structure
In the introductory session of the course, you will learn the ins and outs of drafting a structure for your next improv show, including how to decide on a show theme, choose between different games, create a compelling flow, structure time in-between games, introducing and concluding the show etc.
SESSION 2 - Introducing Games & Inviting Suggestions
In this session, you will focus more on the nuances of different types of games, how to introduce them to an audience and invite suggestions in an efficient and entertaining way.
SESSION 3 - Student Show #1 + Feedback
In this session, the first group of students will host the first student show of the course. You will get 30 minutes to rehearse the show flow and 30 minutes to perform the show. The remaining time shall be used for feedback and observations from the trainer and guest facilitators.
SESSION 4 - Directing Performers & Rehearsals
In this session, you will learn how to effectively communicate your show idea to your performers and run rehearsals in a structured, mindful and safe manner.
SESSION 5 - Student Show #2 + Feedback
The second group of students will host the second student show. You will get 30 minutes to rehearse the show flow and 30 minutes to perform the show. The remaining time shall be used for feedback and observations from the trainer and guest facilitators.
SESSION 6 - Experimenting with Forms & Genres
In this session, we explore various improv styles (short-form, long-form, musical) and genres (thematic, locations, intents) that you may consider for your first improvised show. At the end of this session, you will be encouraged to come up with an original show theme.
SESSION 7 - Student Show #3 + Feedback
The third group of students will host the third student show. You will get 30 minutes to rehearse the show flow and 30 minutes to perform the show. The remaining time shall be used for feedback and observations from the trainer and guest facilitators.
SESSION 8 - Thinking About Audiences, Locations & Venues
In this session you will learn to think critically about the audiences, locations and venues for whom you are producing a show. You will dive deep into ideas of safety, crowd management, conflict resolution and managing showtime crisis(es)
SESSION 9 - Student Show #4 + Feedback
The fourth group of students will host the fourth student show. You will get 30 minutes to rehearse the show flow and 30 minutes to perform the show. The remaining time shall be used for feedback and observations from the trainer and guest facilitators.
1. This is an advanced course for those with a considerable level of experience with improvisation as a performer or producer who wish to create their own improv teams/shows.
2. This course will require you to commit some time outside of class to interact with your student groups of four to divide responsibilities of the host, show director, tech coordinator and moderator amongst yourselves, create a show title and flow to share with the performers, and actually execute the show on the day.
3. This course requires active participation and commitment from you considering the small class size and the nature of the student show groups. If you are unable to attend more than two sessions throughout the duration of the course, we would be unable to offer you a course certification.
4. Registration to our courses are not refundable once the course begins. You may write to us upto 24 hours before the course begins to withdraw.