A well-grounded class in the art of improvisational acting. It’s not a class about telling jokes or being clever. No one can teach you to be funny. But you can learn to trust your impulses, allow spontaneity, and create cooperatively.
Our approach is rooted in honest responses to behavior, and attention is continually directed onto the human being you're working with rather than on going into your head for ideas. Students move beyond the basics into more traditional improvised scene work, although that work is deeper and more truthful than what you'll see on most improv stages.
For anyone who has had Meisner acting training, this class supports those underlying principles: really doing whatever it is you’re doing, putting your attention on your partner, and accepting and responding to what’s actually happening in the moment. You don't need Meisner training to take the class, though!
The class is also appropriate for artists of other disciplines, non-performers (such as writers), or anyone who has the desire to have some fun, break out of a rut and acquire some useful skills.
As in all Open Mind classes, you can expect a fun, challenging, positive, and supportive atmosphere.
We’ll meet once a week from 7-10 PM.
Instructor: J Chachula
Class size is capped at 12 students.
Sundays, 7 PM
Starts September 17, 2017
Movie Makers Studios, Durham
Class fee $200 (8 classes)
Tuesdays, 7 PM
Starts September 26, 2017
NO CLASS OCTOBER 31
Raleigh Charter High School
Class fee: $200 (8 classes)
Download a registration form below. Simply email it back to email@example.com, or if you prefer, mail to: Open Mind, 613 Thistlegate Tr., Raleigh, NC 27610.
Questions? Call J at 919-954-8847 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org