Experiments in Improvisation Lab

Experiments in Improvisation Laboratory
with Becky Johnson

What is it? Designed as a lab space for advanced improv performers, this course focuses on pushing the boundaries of improvised theatre practice by exploring how and why we approach our time on stage. Participants should come prepared for all the rigors that come with creative growth. There will be homework in reasonable amounts.

This class will expose participants to various approaches to physical and actor-generated theatre practice as well as improvised practices that usually fall outside of a standard comedy improv curriculum. It will also explore participant-generated questions and approaches under the guidance of instructor Becky Johnson. Participants will leave this course of study with new tools designed to help with the generation of improvised formats, shows and collaborations. Let's ask pressing and ridiculous questions and hope very hard that they take us to places we have never been before! And the let's make those new places entertaining.

Instructor: Becky Johnson Becky Johnson is a recent alumna of Toronto's Second City Mainstage cast. She is best known in Toronto for her work with influential improv duos, Iron Cobra (with Graham Wagner) and The Sufferettes (with Kayla Lorette). Becky is also a graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has created and produced two solo clown shows, one duo clown show and a one-woman scripted play, Anorexican, which won her the Spotlight Award at the 2007 Summerworks festival. Becky has performed and taught internationally for more than a decade.

When: Saturdays 11-1pm| October 21st - December 9th (class shows Oct 24 & Nov 14 8pm)

Duration: 2hrs/week for 8 weeks

Price: $250 (+HST)

Who is this lab for? Experienced improvisers with previous stage experience. (Note: we are looking for Studio graduates, Featured Players, professional actors or 5+ experience)

This class is by application only: deadline is Sept 15th

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If you have any questions regarding our classes, please don't hesitate to contact our Academy Director, Jess Bryson, at academy@baddogtheatre.com.

All classes take place at The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre (875 Bloor St West) or Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St West).