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****ATTENTION CURRENT LONGFORM STUDENTS: CHANGES TO THE LONGFORM PROGRAM****
As of Term 3 2013 The Longform Program will transition from a 4 level program to a 5 level program.
If you were already a student in the program before Term 3 2013 you must graduate in Level IV by Term 5 2013, or you will be considered a new student in the program and need to submit and audition.
If you've taken a break from us please contact the office to see where you will be placed.
We have also added a Level I audition. Please see submission guidelines below and refer to our CALENDAR for submission deadlines.
The Longform Program is an dynamic 5 Level program that explores how to play the Game of the Scene, perform complex group scenes, and master a variety of established longform formats. Participants will have several opportunities to perform with their class in The John Candy Box Theatre. They will learn to improvise in various established formats and to create their own unique longform format which they will showcase during their graduation show.
To Apply: Submit a headshot and resume to The Training Centre in accordance with the dates listed in the Term Schedule. Submissions may be mailed or e-mailed. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Snail Mail: 70 Peter St. Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5V2G5.
Acceptance is based on:
- Level 1 audition
- 1 year's experience in the study of improv (i.e. Levels A-E); or a Theatre Degree and 20 hours of formal Improv study
Longform Ensemble I: Game of the Scene
Learn how to initiate scenes smoothly, heighten offers easily, and feel comfortable with what happens next. Students will learn how to play the Game of the Scene, perform complex group scenes, and master variety within longform.
There is a performance element to this course, students will perform with their ensemble on Longform Thursdays or Sundays in The John Candy Box Theatre.
Longform Ensemble II: Mastering Forms
Explore the world of longform structures and explore the most commonly used and relied upon formats. Players will expand their Harold play to incorporate truthful connections as well as incorporate devices from other structures. Arrive at any show and feel confident you are able to navigate through whatever longform format with ease.
Prerequisites: Longform I
Longform Ensemble III: Creating Forms
- Building upon the foundation of the Longform Ensemble, this class gives improvisers the opportunity to experience the process creating improv structures on the spot and in a more focussed, sustained way.
Prerequisites: Longform II
Longform Ensemble IV: Creation
- Students will create several original formats. They will experiment with organic openings while continuing to workshop fundamental scenic skills. Students will learn to establish platforms and tilts uniquely suitable for their original formats.
Prerequisites: Longform III
Longform Ensemble V: Rehearsal & Performance
- Students will be rehearsing and perfecting their original formats in preparation of their graduation show. They will also study the nuances of producing a show. The Level 5 class performs weekly in The John Candy Box Theatre. The graduation show is scheduled on a Saturday night in The JCB.
Prerequisite: Level 4 Longform
Tuition - $290 +HST