Looking for something new to explore? Improv at Irondale will be a blast, increase your blood flow, teach you improvisation, make you a better person, improve your sex life, and give you a chance to perform!
In the backdrop of the beautiful Irondale Center in Fort Greene, members of the Irondale Ensemble are offering a whole host of outrageously fun sessions that will have you in stitches, teach you life skills and may even help you meet that special person! Or at least meet some pretty cool people. Have performance anxiety? Not sure if this six pack has your beer? Then come and sample a class for FREE! This is a no-risk, all-fun environment for everyone from the curious novice to the veteran performer, even you improv wallflowers! Don’t hide behind your sensible demeanour a minute longer!, come create, learn and be merry with the Irondale Ensemble!
What we have to offer:
Monday, April 8th, Free Open Class, 7pm - 10pm. NOTHING TO LOSE!
Classes starting April 15th!
Red Ball (Introductory)
In this introduction, you are introduced to the elements of ensemble improvisation. You will learn how listening, trust, idea generation and storytelling become the frame work of
an ensemble. Through games and exercises, students will form their own ensemble with their classmates. Each session is 3 hours of lesson a week for 6 weeks followed by an All Level Showcase Party! Woo hoo!
Mindtwist (Scene driven)
In this scene driven class, you'll explore the elements of character, space and object
work, atmosphere, and sound in order to express themselves as an ensemble. Learn the “rules” of ensemble and perform story-led scenes Each session is 3 hours of lesson a week for 7
weeks followed by an All Level Showcase Party! Woo hoo!
I Like the Flowers (Exploratory)
In this explorative class, the ensemble magic is really flowing! You will learn multiple styles
for devising original pieces and do “work ups” of material that that ensemble chooses. Become
inspired to identify your ensemble’s unique styles of creation and thematic interests. Each
session is 3 hours of lesson a week for 7 weeks followed by an All Level Showcase Party! Woo hoo!
For 30 years, the Irondale Ensemble Project has created remarkable theater using improvisation.
The Ensemble has developed its own brand of spontaneous creation: ensemble improv. This
experimental approach to the creation of live, dynamic, and truly unique theater is the method
our professional ensemble of actors and directors use every day in rehearsal. And that’s also
what we teach. If you're a performer, a spouse, a student, a teacher, an everyday explorer, a "new things" person,a "cool things" person, or one of our neighbors who pass our theater in Ft. Greene all the time, these classes are for you.
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