PERFORMING IMPROV L2

Performing Improv L2 is a programme of three seven-week classes, which rotate throughout the year: Approaches to Scenework, Exploring Narrative and Making Musicals. 

Each course is designed to challenge and expand your improv horizons, in a safe and supportive environment.

At this stage of your study, the focus of teaching shifts from games and exercises to include side-coached scenes and individual noting. There is more time spent watching and learning from each other’s work. We explore improv theory, discussing the approach of different practitioners’ and improv schools. 

Each seven-week course ends with a showcase for invited family and friends to share what you’ve learned. 

 

Who is this course for?
  • Anyone who has completed Performing L1 and wants to continue their journey with the BIT school
  • Improvisers looking to hone their skills

How do we learn to tell a satisfying shared story on stage through the medium of an improvised narrative show?

How can an ensemble learn to work together to support the story arc and create the best story possible?

How do we avoid the ‘boring bits’ of an hour-long format and train ensemble awareness of the shape of the show?

This 7-week course will use Keith Johnstone inspired exercises and techniques to hone participants’ ability to sustain an exciting improvised narrative show, as well as explore a number of tools to inspire and shake up participants’ scene work skills. It will culminate in a Showcase for friends, supporters and family in week 7. 

Suitable for those looking to develop their storytelling, improvised narrative and scene work skills.