American Improv: Improv 101: 6-Week Introductory Improv Class in English

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Embodymate

25 Ybbsstraße

1020 Wien

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6-week introductory improv class in English (no experience required) with professionally filmed final performance on the last day of class.

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This is a 6-week introductory improv class taking place every Wednesday from 19:00-22:00 between October 28 and December 02, 2020.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020: 19:00-22:00
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020: 19:00-22:00
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020: 19:00-22:00
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020: 19:00-22:00
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020: 19:00-22:00
  • Wednesday, December 02, 2020: 19:00-22:00

The final performance will take place Wednesday, December 02, 2020 without an audience (due to the current situation). However, the performance will be recorded by a professional director of photography and you will receive a copy of the recording to remember it by.

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This class focusses on improvisational scene work. Participants will learn how to create rich, deep, engaging base realities, and build upon them with fun, hilarious, and touching games that keep the audience at the edge of their seats. You will learn to create unique, interesting, recognizable characters that move spectators and inspire co-stars to develop scenes in exciting and unexpected ways.

Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn all the basics of improvisational long form. You and you fellow classmates will learn character painting with posture, voice modulation, status, and emotion. You will learn to heighten and raise the stakes of a scene. You will learn to explore and find what else is true in the reality you and your partner are creating. And you will learn to react to your scene partner's gifts and play at the top of your intelligence.

Because of the current health crisis, we cannot have a final performance with guests. However, we have organized a professional director of photography to record your final group performance on film and you will receive a copy of the video as a keepsake.

Meet your instructor

Peter Graff studied improvisational theater for four years while living in the United States He attended classes, and played theaters all over the San Francisco bay area. He has completed courses and curricula at ImprovBoston, ComedySportz San Jose, Endgames Improv, Made Up Theatre, and Bay Area Theater Sports. Peter has performed at improv theaters and festivals with his troupes Pool Side Improv and She's British, and taken workshops from improv legends Betsy Stover, Jimmy Fowlie, Susan Messing, Rachel Hamilton, and Matt Besser. Peter's style is organic, emotive, and relationship driven. He also thoroughly enjoys improv games, and theater sports on stage, as well as in real life.

Reviews

  • Had an amazing time at my first improv class. 10/10 would recommend to any and all! I had never done any sort of improv or acting before and it was a great learning experience. - Lane, Vienna
  • Ich hab mich am Anfang etwas gefürchtet. Reingestoßen und los geht’s. Aber WOW… was für eine tolle Erfahrung. Einen Haken hat das ganze natürlich: „wenn ich nur aufhören könnte“ Absolute Empfehlung, tolle Erfahrung, toller Lehrer! - Alexandra, Vienna
  • Peter is a great improviser and a wonderful teacher! Whether your new, advanced or have NO idea what improv is, take classes with Peter! He will make it easy, fun and you’ll leave the class with new friends and a greater understanding of improv. - Jeannie, San Jose
  • For me it was the first time and I loved it. Peter is the best and makes sure no one feels uncomfortable no matter how "good" or "bad" your performance might be. So if you want to try out something new, learn from others and simply enjoy yourself: No reason to be scared just go for it! - Laura, Vienna
  • First time doing improv and this was the perfect way to get a full experience! Lots of fun, laughter and quality people with different improv background. Peter's experience guided our group and time flew by! - Caroline, Vienna

About American Improv

Chicago-style "organic" improvisational theater and Viennese charm. Play and learn together with supportive, positive people in a safe space. Learn how to fail colossally with confidence and still deliver a winning performance. Tell stories that move the audience and create an epic tale together with your fellow performers. All while meeting likeminded people and building friendships that last a lifetime.

Any question? Get in touch!

More information on our offerings can be found at www.americanimprov.com. Or get in touch via email: contactamericanimprov@gmail.com.

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