Level 3: Scene Work II

Scene Work II

Level 3 builds on the skills learned in Level 2 by introducing students to more advanced-level scene work.  In 8 weekly sessions, students will begin to recognize patterns and games, and explore how to heighten them across multiple scenes.  Emphasizing group mind and radical collaboration, students will also learn how to navigate large group scenes, deploy transformations like walk-ons and tag-outs, and experiment with cause and effect in their scene work.

This class culminates in a showcase performance, where students demonstrate what they’ve learned before a supportive audience of family, friends, and fellow improvisers.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:

  • Develop and apply group mind in ensemble performances.
  • Identify, understand, and heighten patterns on stage.
  • Participate constructively in group scenes and group games.
  • Create effective, audience-friendly stage pictures.
  • Transform scenes with walk-ons, cut-tos, tag-outs, and other techniques.
  • Distinguish between patterns and games, and develop one into the other.
  • Perform a full-length improvised show consisting of multiple, interconnected scenes.

Class details

  • Length:  8 weeks, 2½-hour weekly sessions
  • Price:  $240 (no refunds)
  • Prerequisite:  Level 2 or instructor approval
  • Age restrictions:  18+
  • Enrollment:  6 minimum, 14 maximum

Upcoming classes

2021 Regular Session 4

  • Enroll Now! (enrollment closes at 11:30pm on September 2, or when all spaces are filled)
  • Dates:  September 5-October 24
  • Day/Time:  Sundays, 12pm-2:30pm
  • Student Showcase:  Saturday, October 30, 8pm
  • Instructor:  TBD

2021 Regular Session 5

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.  Enrollment for this class opens on September 20, 2021.

  • Dates:  October 31-December 19
  • Day/Time:  Sundays, 3pm-5:30pm
  • Student Showcase:  Saturday, December 18, 8pm
  • Instructor:  TBD