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Roots of Improv with Scott and Kirste Plunket

The Art of Scenework with Brian Crane

 
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DROP-IN CLASSES

ADvance your skills - Get a hit of teamwork - Come back to the moment - Have some fun!

SPRING SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

To be eligible: you must be currently or previously enrolled in Weekly Practice.

You can take one or all of the classes.

Price: $25 plus tax = $27.11. Please bring a check or exact change to class, or pay here via Paypal.

To Reserve Your Spot: email kita@santafeimprov.com, or you can just drop-in!

Student Showcase with Scott and Kirste

Student Showcase with Scott and Kirste

The Plunkets on the beach

The Plunkets on the beach

 
Brian Crane

Brian Crane


ROOTS OF IMPROV: a Games Workshop

Join us for this very special opportunity!

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 - 5:30pm

INSTRUCTORS: Scott and Kirste Plunket

Fresh from a weekend intensive in San Francisco with Aretha Amelia Sills, Scott and Kirste are thrilled to offer a special opportunity to Santa Fe Improv students!

Great for getting out of your head and finding effortless intuition in an atmosphere of fearless play and open exploration, Scott and Kirste will be introducing Aretha Sill’s theater games. (Many consider Ms. Sill’s father and grandmother, Viola Spolin, to be the founders of modern American improv.) Each game has a different focus, seeking to develop skills and realizations needed for theatre and improvisation. 

From www.violaspolin.org: Viola Spolin was an actress, educator, director, author, and the creator of theater games, a system of actor training that uses games she devised to organically teach the formal rules of the theater. Her groundbreaking book Improvisation for the Theater transformed American theater and revolutionized the way acting is taught. Originally published in 1963 by Northwestern University Press, it remains an essential theater text. She developed her methods while working as a drama supervisor in Chicago for the WPA, at her Young Actors Company in Hollywood, and as Director of Workshops at The Second City. Her son, director Paul Sills, who is credited with popularizing her work, used her theater games when he co-founded Compass, Playwrights Theatre Club, The Second City, and created Story Theater. The modern improvisational theater movement is a direct outgrowth of Spolin’s methods, discoveries, and writings. 

COST: $50

Enrollment is limited to 16 participants. Must be Santa Fe Improv students (current or past).

Email kita@santafeimprov.com to reserve a spot and pay via Paypal

We are grateful to Ms. Sills for the chance to share her teachings and techniques. The work is based on Improvisation for the Theater, 3rd edition, more information on the technique can be found at www.violaspolin.org.


The Art of Scenework: the Way In and the Stay In

When: Saturday, February 23rd, 10am – 1pm - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. We’re happy to put you on a waiting list in case “life happens” and someone can’t come.

Instructor: Brian Crane

This workshop will explore exercises and practice in the first moments of the scene--not the Who, What and Where but the awareness of the relationship, the environment, and the self. We will start with the very first move and what we're saying yes to. We’ll play with where that move comes from, what makes a strong opening offer, and what forms the Yes can take. We’ll then move into playing with awareness of what's happening in the scene. This will include how to balance plot, game, and relationship, all while having fun!

Brian’s approach is less about trying to create something, and more about allowing the relationship and the story to emerge organically, effortlessly, honestly, and from our own unique perspective.

Brian Crane has been teaching, studying and performing improvisational theater for over twenty years. As a performer, he cut his chops at the Improv Olympic in Chicago, under the direction of Del Close as a member of the first Harold team, Barron’s Barracudas. He has created and taught workshops for established improv companies, corporate clients, and high school students, with an emphasis on long form. Brian creates a fun and supportive environment in which he encourages relaxed, honest, and playful work. On the other hand, he says: “I will not gently nudge you in the direction you need to go. I will push you. Hard. But with love.”

Sounds like a perfect combination of fun, learning and love to us!

Price: $30 plus tax

Class size is limited to 12 students, so reserve your space soon!

Email kita@santafeimprov.com to reserve a spot and pay via Paypal