Theater Games and Improvisation (DRA2123.01)

Shawtane Bowen

Whose class is this anyway? Improvisation is for everyone. Life is made up as it happens and  improv is no different. This course will explore the basic elements of improvisation. Through  short and long form theater games, pattern and rhythm exercises, we aim to heighten  observation, listening skills, and ensemble building. Character, object, and environment work  will be explored as well. Our goal is remaining truthful and honest in an improvised scene or  monologue. This course will draw from improv gurus such as Del Close and Mick Napier, and  the practices of National Comedy Theatre and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Of course,  the course will culminate in a public performance of improvised madness. 


Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every Term

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