As we advance in our improv studies, the obvious question is the one that improv guru Keith Johnstone first asked in the 1960s: “What comes next?” We have an incredible opportunity at this point in history. We have a chance to build a concept of improv that is rooted in equity, inclusion, and expression of identity, while still grounded in good storytelling.
In this year’s HUGE Summer Intensive with top instructor Jill Bernard, we will approach “what comes next?” from various angles.
• Exploring the Keith Johnstone exercise “What comes next?” in all its iterations.
• Participating in “Performing with a Purpose”: an in-depth conversation/ create space for crafting performances to directly encounter social justice issues with both caution and bravery, trust and sensitivity.
• Setting and evaluating your personal improv training path and goals.
• Chipping away at the “Promise of the Scene” – a concept that trains the performer to build a fulfilling story.
• Crafting and performing a piece that will be part of a showcase on Sunday August 29th.
Wednesday August 24th – Sunday August 28th 10am – 3pm CDT with 1hr lunch break.
This is a hybrid class, students may participate online or in person. In person students must be vaccinated.
Ages 18+, the cost is $275. Scholarships are available.