Stage Craft

with Brenna Dixon

 This course teaches practical stage technique to be used when performing improvised scenes.This course is essential for every improvisor. It is of particular value for those doing long form, genre or musicals.

You'll learn how to

  • understand and use stage terminology such as upstage, downstage, stage right, stage left, prompt etc.
  • find your light and look like a pro
  • engage and connect with an audience by using your eyeline and playing the corners
  • create stage pictures understanding levels and blocking
  • how to welcome and look after audience members coming onto and leaving the stage
  • theare saftey tips and etiquette
  • some old theatre traditions and sayings like'Onion at the end' or 'claquers'


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

July 25 – September 12, 2019
Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 8 classes


$330.00 full
$300.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included


Melbourne Polytechnic Building H
35 St John Street Prahran. Downstairs Theatre space

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It is the joy of play that draws Brenna to Improvisation and she loves sharing this joy with students. Brenna has developed and taught Youth Acting and Performance workshops for Gemco Players, Improvisation and Cast Development workshops for performance groups, and now is very excited to be teaching Improvisation for Impro Melbourne.

Read Brenna Dixon’s full biography