Intro to Improv class at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 15-Apr 19

Intro to Improv class at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 15-Apr 19

Introduction to Improv

Join Ken Krintz in a fun filled improvisation course. This class has you up and practicing each session. So come join the fun and learn what improv is all about!

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Sundays March 15, 2015 through April 19, 2015, except April 5.
Class Schedule
Class 1: March 15 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Improvisation Basics and Rules
Class 2: March 22 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Physicalization (Where)
Class 3: March 29 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Characterization (Who)
Class 4: April 12 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Storytelling (What)
Class 5: April 19 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Performance Games

This Introduction to Improv class is excellent for actors or for those looking to be more comfortable onstage or in public speaking situations. It can help in your work and day to day relationships. The basics of improvisational theater will be taught in a small, supportive and relaxed class. Through the use of lecture, games, exercises and peer feedback, you will learn:

The vocabulary of improv
Improvisation rules
Physicalization, characterization and storytelling (Who? What? Where?)
To take the initiative and lead sometimes
To take the back seat and follow other times
To be innovative and spontaneous
To work together effectively while having fun
To be more comfortable on onstage or in public speaking situations

$50 tuition fee for five classes. For adults 18 and over. If younger, contact Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557.

Ken Krintz has been involved in live theatre for 20 years as an Actor and a Director. Always being curious about improvisation and the needed skills, he used his instructional design and training skills from his day job, his interaction and studies with other improv groups, and then put together an outline of rules, exercises, and games for several actors at LMP. They met informally, learned the rules, played a lot of games and had the times of their lives! They found it a nice change of pace from studying lines and managing props. That outline has grown into a five-session course that he has taught several times to both teens and adults.

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