Improv Theatre Co. & Training Center

Improv VII: Form and Structure

Improv VII: Form and Structure

Six Week Class | 16 Students Maximum | Adults Only (18+)

This class 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.

According to Miles Stroth, The Deconstruction is an improv form initially developed at IO 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.

(Please note that all sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or transfers.)

Prerequisite: Improv VI: Group Mind.
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class Size: 16 students maximum

Upcoming Improv VII Class:

***Access code from previous instructor needed for class registration.***

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Day/Time: Tuesdays, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
Instructor: Christopher DeJong
Tuition: $265
Location: EXIT Theatre (Stage Left/Main Stage), 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco
***This class is located only one block from the Powell MUNI/BART station.***