The Dramatic Improv Training Center is open!
What will I learn at the Dramatic Improv Training Center?
Theatre Momentum’s classes will teach you the skills to create performances that are believable, seamless, and smart. You will learn how to treat improv as a powerful tool to create instant theatre. To find meaning in every movement and expression. To mine your own personal experience to flesh out your characters. To explore your environment and subtle turns of language and staging that are heavy with meaning. TM also allows performers more stage time to develop characters and dialogue worthy of a scripted play, with actors creating characters they can keep for an entire 45 minute performance. This is a unique experience that no other theater in the country provides.
All classes are limited to 15 students apiece.
All students will receive free passes to any Theatre Momentum production while you are a student.
Each level is 8 classes of 2 hours apiece.
PLEASE NOTE: To sign up, your must have at least 6 months of improv/acting experience, so that all fundamentals are already covered. Please do not apply for our classes if you do not have this level of experience, as it will hinder the class to have to cover fundamentals along with regular class work. If you are unsure, please email us at email@example.com and we can answer your questions.
The class schedules:
Session 1, Level 1: Sundays, 1:30-3:30 PM, February 17-May 5, 2019 (no classes 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21)
Session 2, Level 1: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, May 28-July 16, 2019
Session 3, Level 1: Sundays, 4-6 PM, August 11-October 10, 2019 (no classes 8/18, 9/1, 10/6)
Each Level: $150
All 5 Levels: $600 (discounted from $750)
Payment plans available
Level 1: Improv and Physics
Start here and dive into Dramatic Improvisation. Students will learn about the connection between strong scenework and the physical environment in self, scene partner, and environment. Learn to be vulnerable and off-balance, get out of your head and into the moment, and use your environment to feed rich and engaging scenes.
Session 1: 1:30-3:30 PM, Sundays (February 17-May 5, 2019)
Level 2: Realistic Characters and Relationships
Students will focus on developing rich, three-dimensional characters with multiple facets. Personal experience and other sources will help them to develop characters with depth, dimension, and history. Students will learn tools to craft dynamic relationships with their scene partners, without getting lost in plotting.
Session 1: 1:30-3:30 PM, Sundays (May 12-July 21, 2019)
Level 3: Improv as Writing
Students will focus on treating their improvised scenes like they were fully scripted. They will learn tools that focus on compelling language, storytelling, planting seeds, themes, and subtext.
Session 1: 1:30-3:30 PM, Sundays (July 28-September 29)
Level 4: Extended Scenework and Show Structures
This level will focus on integrating the work of the previous three levels into long scenes and dramatic show structures, including TM’s signature forms, Fugue, Porch Play, and 2-Act dramas.
Session 1: 1:30-3:30 PM, Sundays (October 13-December 15)
Level 5: Show level
Utilizing all the tools of the previous 4 levels, students will build their own show structure from scratch, developing something unique to their class. These shows will perform for the public, for 4 weekends at Theatre Momentum.
Session 1: 1:30-3:30 PM, Sundays (January 5-February 23)
About the Instructor:
Tony Rielage is the Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre Momentum. He has been performing, directing, and producing improv theatre for over 26 years. He has trained at iO Theater, the Annoyance Theatre, and the Playground Theater, and founded TM’s precursor workshop, Workshop-in-Progress. He is Theatre Momentum’s head instructor, and firmly believes that the best improv is about vulnerable human beings acting naturally, bravely, and honestly.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!