Catalogue 2012 - 2013

THTR 221 Improvisational Comedy II


3 cr.

Course Description

This course is an intensive introduction to the art and performance of long form improvisation. Long form is at least 10 minutes in length and consists of a number of short scenes edited by the performers onstage... The individual parts of long form should be related in some fashion (Libera, The Second City Almanac of Improvisation). This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of improv scene work, game playing in scenes, basic rules of improv, several long form structures, group mind in an ensemble, and performance of the taught structures. The methods of I.O. (Formerly Improv Olympic), Viola Spolin, The Second City of Chicago, and Keith Johnstone will be used. Satisfies the aesthetic perspective of the GUR.