Improv 5c: Form and Structures (in-person)
3 Day Weekend Intensive | Adults Only (18+)
This course will practice long-form improvised theatre structures performed at various improv houses around the country. Focus will be placed on thematic forms, narrative forms, genres, and theatrical devices. Long-form structures covered are dependent on the instructor’s experience and training.
Learn and perform the Deconstruction! According to Miles Stroth, The Deconstruction is an improv form initially developed at iO Chicago by his group The Family, under the direction of Del Close, with the goal of asking the question: how many different ways can performers be inspired by a scene? The Deconstruction is a journey beginning with an initial scene, to which it returns periodically as improvisors explore and expand the themes they find in it. The Deconstruction format leads improvisors to explore concepts, performance pace and style, and narrative arc, all in the space of a single performance. It builds a tool box useful for any long form performance.
At the end of this course students perform together in a graduation show.
(Please note that all sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or transfers. We will NOT respond to refund, exchange, or transfer requests.)
Prerequisite: Improv 4: Top of Your Intelligence or instructor approval.
Schedule: 3 day weekend intensive – 6 sessions (3 hours each)
Class Length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class Size: 12
COVID 19 Policy: All students must be fully vaccinated. You must present your vaccination card at the beginning of the first class. You will not be admitted without it. No exceptions. Masks are now optional inside the classroom, however, you must wear a mask while inside the common areas of the San Francisco Chronicle building (lobby, bathroom, etc). In addition, please fully review Leela’s COVID 19 Policy before registering for class. Thank you.
Upcoming “Improv 5c: Form and Structures” courses:
***Access code from previous instructor needed for registration.***
Intensive Day 1: TBA
Intensive Day 2: TBA
Intensive Day 3: TBA
Graduation Show: TBA
Instructor: Christopher DeJong
Class Location: STUDIO B, Leela Training Center, 901 Mission Street (Lower Level), SF
Graduation Show Location: EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, SF
***Both locations are only one block from the Powell MUNI/BART station.***