Longform Fundamentals

Level: 1

Improv is often separated into two broad categories: longform and shortform. While the single greatest distinction between them is time/duration, there are specific skills and techniques that can help an improviser sustain the audience’s interest and investment in a longer unscripted performance. This class is a space for intermediate improvisers to learn those fundamentals, be introduced to the vocabulary of longform improv and begin to experiment with formats.

Course topics include:

  • How and when to edit
  • Developing ensemble group-mind
  • Deriving inspiration from audience suggestions
  • Introduction to simple formats
  • Supporting from the backline/wings
Recommended pre-requisite: Improv 4 or equivalent experience
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230 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL

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07/11/24 - 08/01/24

07:00 PM, 3 hours

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