Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28 | March 14, 21, 28 | April 4 (Thursdays)
Location: 3501 Peel Street, Montreal (Main Floor)
Course Description: What do Robin Williams, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, and Jean Bernard all have in common? They have all found a way to legalize expressing their insanity through improvisational acting, and now this February-April 2019, so can you! Improv is like your most intimate fantasy come true minus the guilt, and you will learn how to do it the only way how – BY DOING IT! The purpose of this course is to teach and reinforce the basics of improvisational acting in order to push participants to express themselves more fully as artists, as storytellers, and as people.
Improvisational acting is an excellent tool to help you express yourself in ways you never thought possible. It’s carries all the rush and fun of doing something illicit without any of the guilt. There is no such profession in which you are not required to be able to think clearly and flexibly on your feet, and improv helps you unblock the parts of your mind and body you thought were locked off in order to tell new funny, interesting, heartwarming and heartbreaking stories in the most fun way possible.
About the Instructor: Jean Bernard is a veteran of the micro-budget mini-audience. Having appeared in over 100 micro budget short films and most recently in The Autism monologues at the Fringe and the plays The Meconium Diaries and Retrograde at Theatre-Ste-Catherine, he gives it all every time, for better or for worse, till death do he part. Look out for him in the near future as he grinds it out on every circuit available to him to be all he can be.
- Notebook + Pen or Pencil
- Suggested readings: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone ($35)
- How to be the Best Improvisor in the World by Will Hines ($20)
- Advanced Reading: The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher T. Booker ($50)
- None. However a base in improv, acting (stage, film, TV), or other performing arts (hosting, stand-up comedy, public speaking, miming, magic, dancing, singing, rapping, performance artistry) will serve you well. All levels welcome!