Longform Improv 201
This class is all about creating killer improv scenes. We delve deep into the dynamics of a scene, working on building strong relationships between characters, making the most of our stage presence and escalating humour by finding the “game” of the scene.
Saturdays, 12 to 2:30 pm, May 4 to June 22 (with Angus MacDonald)
Sundays, 12 to 2:30 pm, May 5 to June 23 (with Chris Hannay)
Location: 441 MacLaren St, Suite 330
Classes are eight weeks, 2.5 hours per class, one class show. $205 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 21 for 10% discount.
Prerequisite: Longform 101
Angus MacDonald, an avid consumer of improv, started taking classes with Experimental Farm Theatre in January, 2015. Within a year he was performing in various EFT shows and is a founding member of Trevor Comedy. Angus was also part of the trio Bro Bro Bro Your Boat (with Chris Hannay and Tuong La) that won Crush Improv’s ‘Bout Time tournament. Angus continues taking classes and workshops and experiencing as much improv as he can so he can keep learning.
Chris Hannay loves all types of comedic improv, from games (his team won Crush Improv’s first Bout Time tournament) to the theatrical (his duo Slow Burn performed one-act improvised plays at the Fresh Meat DIY Theatre Festival) to the nerdy (he is co-creator and dungeon master of Quest Friends Forever: A D&D Improv Show). He trained at Toronto’s Impatient Theatre Co. and Second City, Chicago’s iO Theater and The Annoyance, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade and Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre. He’s performed at festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and New York City. He is a co-founder of the Improv Embassy.