Introduction to Improv
Join Ken Krintz in a fun filled improvisation course. This class has you up and practicing each session. So come join the fun and learn what improv is all about!
This Introduction to Improv class is excellent for actors or for those looking to be more comfortable onstage or in public speaking situations. It can help in your work and day to day relationships. The basics of improvisational theater will be taught in a small, supportive and relaxed class. Through the use of lecture, games, exercises and peer feedback, you will learn:
- The vocabulary of improv
- Improvisation rules
- Physicalization, characterization and storytelling (Who? What? Where?)
- To take the initiative and lead sometimes
- To take the back seat and follow other times
- To be innovative and spontaneous
- To work together effectively while having fun
- To be more comfortable on onstage or in public speaking situations
$50 tuition fee for five classes. For adults 18 and over. If younger, contact Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557.
Class 1: March 15 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Improvisation Basics and Rules
Class 2: March 22 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Physicalization (Where)
Class 3: March 29 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Characterization (Who)
Class 4: April 12 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Storytelling (What)
Class 5: April 19 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Performance Games
Ken Krintz has been involved in live theatre for 20 years as an Actor and a Director. Always being curious about improvisation and the needed skills, he used his instructional design and training skills from his day job, his interaction and studies with other improv groups, and then put together an outline of rules, exercises, and games for several actors at LMP. They met informally, learned the rules, played a lot of games and had the times of their lives! They found it a nice change of pace from studying lines and managing props. That outline has grown into a five-session course that he has taught several times to both teens and adults.
Classes will be held at:
Laurel Mill Playhouse
508 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707
For further information, contact Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557.
Purchase tickets (5 classes for $50) at [this link].