Longform Improv Intensive – Elective
$315 (includes t-shirt and provided lunch/snacks on class days)
10:30am-4:00pm Wed 7/13-Sat 7/16, class show Saturday night)
Longform improvisation takes a single suggestion and turns it into a montage of improvised scenes, or an improvised play… with an ensemble of people creating extemporaneous scenes as a team. The skillsets used to cultivate and enrich the artform includes doing more than just plunking together scenes off of a word – in fact, it’s much more than that; Good longform means being inspired to create themes, invest in a multitude of characters, and free yourself into true presence with your teammates to make something beautiful that lives only tonight.
At its essence, this class will teach you the important pieces of a longform show: listening, support, relationships, editing, and inspiration.
About your teachers: Nest Theatre owners Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto performed improv for over a 15 years in Chicago, and travel the world teaching and performing (at last count pre-pandemic) in 80+ cities through 24+ countries! In addition to founding two beloved and thriving artistic community spaces (The Nest and The Improv Retreat), they tour as headliners all over the world in HERE the (improvised) Musical, defrancisCo, and Chaos Theory. They are sought out for their breadth of professional skill, passion + compassion, ethical brave space design of creative homes, and their ability to instill fun into the process while symbiotically challenging students with high-level concepts. In addition to their lauded work *onstage* for iO Theater, Second City, and ComedySportz stages, Tara + Rance created curriculum in the main class levels of those schools, and are responsible for curriculum design of Advanced Summer Intensives. The Nest Theatre now hosts them both the majority of the year – Come get that knowledge straight from the source!
Pre-requisite: Nest Level 3, completed Level 3 Training at any out-of-town recognized improvisational program (like SC, UCB, iO, Dad’s Garage, Village, HUGE, ComedySportz, Annoyance, OKC Improv, The Improv Shop, Queen City; if not on list, write firstname.lastname@example.org with questions).
The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.
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*Discounts available for participants who choose multiple intensives. All must be purchased at the same time to receive discount*
Due to the ongoing COVID situation and the potential for out-of-state students, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.