Improv

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Program Overview

Improv acting classes with industry professionals.

Improvisation is a core foundation of all professional performance. Whether it be for camera, stage, or other, the ability to know a story so well it gives you the ability to say and do what would authentically happen without a script is crucial to truly serving the story.

While improv is often known best as a performance piece, like you see on shows like Whose Line Is it Anyway? or live stages across the globe, it is also an invaluable asset in the preparation of auditions or scenes, the audition itself, and both scripted and unscripted performances.

Improv is not about finding what wasn’t written and fixing the material or the story, it is about finding what isn’t on the page and truly making a scene a truly authentic experience under the imaginary circumstances.

When someone learns how to play an instrument or sing they often first learn how to read the notes and play them, or sing them out loud. But musicians who know how to find the moments that aren’t on the sheet and make the song stronger by enhancing what is already there are what legends are made of in that genre. The same rules apply here.

When it comes to auditioning and film and television you will find a recurring theme; actors with extensive improv training book more and more consistently. This isn’t a coincidence.
 
In addition to the training we are offering at Story Institute in the area of improvisation, we are also the proud home of the Loose Leaf improvisation theatre company. 

Schedule

Tuition: $150 per month
Includes 4 classes (once a week)
Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle

Schedule:
Saturday | In Studio | 11:00am – 1:30pm

Dates: Last class cycle: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 (includes one bonus class)

*Limited Time Offer: Get 10% off if signed up before December 31, 2020.

Cost: $750
(12 weeks)
Saturdays:
10:00am – 12:30pm OR 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Session:
Jan 9th to Mar 27th

Cost: $750
(12 weeks)
Saturdays: 10:00am – 12:30pm OR 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Session:
Apr 10th to Jun 26th 

Cost: $500
(8 weeks)
Saturdays: 10:00am – 12:30pm OR 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Session:
Jul 10th to Sept 11th
(no classes Jul 31st or Sept 4th)

Cost: $750
(12 weeks)
Saturdays: 10:00am – 12:30pm OR 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Session:
Sept 18th to Dec 11th
(no classes Oct 9th or 30th)