The Bad Dog Theatre Format Studio Series is a 4-level professional conservatory-style program for experienced improvisers, focusing on finessing and elevating classic forms of long form improvisation, like Harold.
What is it? Formats (or forms) provide a framework within which to improvise... an agreed-upon set of conventions or rules to guide and focus play, while inspiring invention. Some of them are structurally intricate, while others feature broader concepts and goals. Examples of the sorts of forms that will be featured in the Format Studio include: Deconstruction, PushPins, Close Quarters, The Bat, Lotus, La Ronde, Guest List and - of course: Harold.
Whereas our Ensemble Studio focuses on the development and creation of thematic longform as an extension of the dynamic of a particular group, the Format Studio will celebrate existing models for performance & play within the canon of western improvisation... tailoring each teaching module to the specific needs and areas of specialization of the particular form being explored.
Format Studio Series Presents: The Guest List
Who is the Format Studio for? Experienced improvisers with previous stage experience. (Note: while there will certainly be some philosophical and technical overlap with content covered in the Ensemble Studio, our approach is very specific and we are confident that ESS alumni would find the experience both rich and challenging.)
When? Sunday 4-630pm September 27th - November 15th (No class Oct 11 Thanksgiving)
Instructor: Evany Rosen
Duration: 2.5hrs/week for 7 weeks
Price: $220 (+HST)/level
How does the program work?
THE LEVELS WORK AS FOLLOWS:
Please Note: Selected participants will need to commit to all levels of the course as the work is cumulative. In addition to the in-class hours, students will be required to participate in two performance showcases per term (these are held on Tuesday evenings)