Film Noir

with Tim Redmond

The Film Noir workshop delves deep into the genre of film noir. In this workshop, students will be focusing on the language, relationships and character traits of genre. This will also explore the creation of the physical world to help bring the ‘theatre’ of the genre alive.

Students will

  • be required to do genre related readings and film watching in preparation for lessons 
  • explore Patsy Rodenburg Second Circle acting techniques to understand the physical and mental signs of really being present with cast members
  • work on object and language exercises - slowing down and establishing character, environment, relationship by how we move and what’s around us
  • ‘mantra’ scenes and using ‘9 point soap opera blocking’
  • establishing strong opening two person scenes and moving onto follow up scenes to create story arch, build relationships and bring tension. 
  • building 10, 15, 20min noir pieces with side coaching to help slow pace and recognize issues within the scenes between characters without needing outside ‘problems’

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s completion of our core courses (SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter Scene Work), or equivalent impro experience as determined by the Artistic Director.


Questions? Contact our workshop co-ordinator Katherine.

Age requirement: 18 and over. Please see our Impro in Schools programs for anyone under 18.

Workshop Details

Dates & Times

May 2 – June 27, 2019
Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 9 classes



Prices in AUD, GST included


The Courthouse Hotel
86-90 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Tim has been with Impro Melbourne since 2004. He teaches impro to discover something of meaning and delight and his classes focus on connected scene-work and the endless stories that can bubble from the simplest moment.

Read Tim Redmond’s full biography