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Improv for All

at Washington Improv Theater - Penn Quarter
1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

Free

Monday Oct 23rd, 7pm

Become a Game Machine

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights
1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

This workshop will explore Game in a way that will make it far less elusive and scary. The basic meaning of game is the first unusual thing that can be justified and heightened. Within the workshop we will work our listening skills to latch on to that first unusual thing faster and to cleanly and concisely state what the unusual pattern of behavior...

Saturday Oct 28th, 1pm

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Street Theatre

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

An introduction to techniques of socially conscious street theatre from one of Washington's primary practitioners of the art. Students will study the history of activist performance in public spaces and learn how to design and perform pieces of their own.

$330

6 sessions

Monday Oct 30th, 10am

Actions and Objectives

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

“Incredible, intense work on the most practical idea in all of acting.”   A practical course for the actor. Using improv and excerpts from plays, this class will explore the power of actions and objectives as tools to spark creativity, believability and growth. For actors with some scene study experience.

$330

6 sessions

Monday Oct 30th, 7pm

Intro to Acting

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A fun and fast-paced introduction to what acting is all about, with plenty of practice in improvisation, scene study and theatre games.  For anyone who's ever wanted to give acting a try—or those who haven't done it since that one time in high school. Students also learn the basics of auditioning and the business of acting. This class is designed...

$300

6 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 10am

Advanced Beginning Modern/ Improv

at BalletNova Center for Dance - Bailey's Crossroads
3443 Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church, Virginia 22041

BalletNova Center for Dance (BNCD) has one of the most extensive adult dance programs in the Metro DC region, with a full range of classes in different dance genres and levels to meet almost every need and interest.  Throughout our adult division (from basic beginner through professional), all dancers are challenged to improve! Classes are designed...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 10am

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Intro to Acting for the Camera

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

An intensive course devoted to acting for film and television. The class will include audition techniques, the role of commercial spokesperson, specifics of industrial film work, and techniques for approaching film and television scripts. All class work will be filmed as it might be on a real set and then critiqued.

$330

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 31st, 7pm

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Uta Hagen Technique

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Students work through the 10 acting exercises created by famed actress and teacher, Uta Hagen. These exercises are beneficial for actors at any level, as they help establish a firm foundation of acting as well as serve as a valuable "work out" for more advanced actors.

$330

7 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 7pm

Beginning Scene Study

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques and expanding the actor’s range.  Requires approximately 3–5 hours of rehearsal with an assigned partner outside of class each week. Taken together or in succession, this course and the...

$330

6 sessions

Thursday Nov 2nd, 7pm

Anyone Can Act

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A one-day quick intro to some acting fundamentals.

Saturday Nov 11th, 1:30pm

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Six Plays

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Theatre Lab Director Buzz Mauro was recently challenged to choose the five most important plays for every American actor to know, and his answers form the material for this course.  One of them is a two-parter, so it's actually six plays, one for each week: Oedipus the King, Hamlet, A Doll's House, A Raisin in the Sun, and Angels in America,...

$300

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 31st, 7pm

Advanced Acting for the Camera

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This class is different each time it’s offered, because it is designed each time for the specific students in the class.  The class begins with a review of basic on-camera technique, followed by attention to advanced audition techniques. The rest of the course will focus on areas of special interest to the students.  Past topics have...

$360

7 sessions

Thursday Nov 2nd, 7pm

Drama Workshop

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A good follow-up to Intro to Acting, a first course for those looking for a more intensive introduction, or a refresher for those with previous experience—this course uses a wide variety of improvisational techniques to explore the actor’s process, from activating needs to developing a complex character.  Great for loosening up your body...

$330

6 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 1:30pm

Meisner Technique II: Scene Work

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This course applies the concepts of Meisner Technique I to a variety of scripted scenes. Students will learn how to approach a text, make active choices, and live (engage) truthfully in the imaginary circumstances.  Prerequisite:  Meisner Technique I, or other Meisner experience and permission of the instructor.

$330

6 sessions

Thursday Nov 2nd, 7pm

Level 1: Foundations of Improv

at Washington Improv Theater - U Street Corridor
1835 14th St NW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Improv for all: whether you’re a nonprofit employee, a corporate lawyer, a software engineer or a high school English teacher, you’ve got something to gain from taking Foundations of Improv. Meet people, gain poise, build your confidence and unleash your creativity by learning the fundamental concepts of improvisation. It’s the most fun you’ll...

$285

4 sessions

Saturday Dec 2nd, 10:30am

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