Long Form Program (2020)

The Long Form Improv program explores the kind of improv where a group of performers take one suggestion and create a theatrical piece inspired by it. The program is broken up into four levels, beginning with scene work and ending with creating your own form. Rules fall away and satirical point of view come to the forefront preparing students for work at Second City and beyond.

Long Form 1: Scene Work

In Level 1, students will focus on solid scene work grounded in relationship. These relationships are built from rooted characters and real emotions. If “game” is explored in these scenes, it will be based in recognizable human behavior.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks · 1 class show

Long Form 2: Group Mind

In Level 2, students will explore the meaning of ensemble. When group mind is achieved, it drives the flow of the long form. Tag outs, cut-aways, call backs, split scenes, openings, full cast scenes and other techniques are be used to weave the connecting threads of all forms.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks · 1 class show

Long Form 3: Structure

In Level 3, students will touch on popular long form structures and learn the basic principals behind most long forms. Students will hone in on a specific long form by the end of the term for the final performance.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks · 2 class shows

Long Form 4: Create Your Own Form

In Long 4, students will be cast in a long form ensemble and focus on creating an original form.  This form will be showcased in a final run of performances in the Second City theater.

Auditions will be held for this class.

3.5 hours, 14 weeks · 12 class shows

Long Form 1-3: Start to Finish in a Month!

In Level 3, students will touch on popular long form structures and learn the basic principals behind most long forms. Students will hone in on a specific long form by the end of the term for the final performance.

27.5 hours, 3 weeks

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Long Form Program (2020)

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