In Play it Like a Playwright students will be given the first three pages of a never before performed play.
They will do a cold-read of the play and then improvise the rest. Character, pacing, silence, subtext, stage picture, entrances and exits – all the things a playwright engages to create tension and release in their work will be in the hands of the improvisers based on those first three pages.
Students will develop a deeper understanding of character desire, conflict and scene beats.
They’ll learn to think like a playwright; but critically, they’lll also learn how then to turn that brain off and play hard with their discoveries.
Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s completion of our core courses (Spontaneity, Narrative Technique, Character Scene Work) plus two Formats & Styles courses, or equivalent impro experience as determined by the Artistic Director.