Scene Work Technique

with Patti Stiles

 Only 10 spots available in each course.

Join Patti Stiles for an online course developing your understanding of Scenework. 
Pattis' aim is to fine tune your understanding of storytelling so when you are back in the room playing, your intellectual side is comfortable and you can release yourself more freely into the experience of playing  the moment while having a stronger awareness of what the scene/show needs.
 
"When learning scene work there are many processes working at the same time and sometimes the student feels in conflict. The improvisors being present and embracing offers and their intellectual mind is trying to understand the terminology and application of techniques. As the improvisor is thinking ‘was that a wimp’ the teacher will be saying ‘don’t think, leap, try something be present’! ARG! As a result people try to oversimplify the work with rules such as who, what where or scenes always need conflict. These rules are not true, there are no rules. However there are some truths and these truths live in the obvious. Your story is as powerful as the audience's understanding and engagement of what you are creating. If we learn how they perceive our stories, which is what Keith’s work does, we learn a toolbox of technique to create a variety of stories and styles.
 
At this time we have the opportunity now to nurture the intellectual understanding. To take some time to look at examples and understand the principles. To witness the skills in action and how it serves the narrative. To be the audience and discuss from an audience's perspective. To understand the truths as we observe the truths and how we relate to them, like our audience does." - Patti Stiles
    
The online Scene work technique course uses the tools of observation, evaluation and discussion. Using key examples in a variety of styles for example plays, sitcoms, movies and online impro.  This course does not involve actual improvising scenes or games.  Instead, think of this class as being a narrative archeologist uncovering examples and revealing hidden treasures of narrative technique. 
 
Only 10 spots available in each course.

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

We will also be running this course in the future with different prerequisites and times in the future

Please fill in this form to register your interest for our next course 
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Please contact publicworkshops@impromelbourne.com.au with any questions

Workshop Details

Dates & Times

August 20 – September 10, 2020
Thursdays 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Course of 4 classes

Price

$220.00 full
$159.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included

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Location

Online Class
The class will be conducted via Zoom

Teacher

She has an infectious enthusiasm for improvisation. Mix this with her insightful improvisation technique, strong narrative skill and her spirit of play, and it is no wonder she is responsible for inspiring many hundreds of people to improvise. Patti received her impro training first hand by the ground-breaking “impro” teacher, Keith Johnstone, at the legendary Loose Moose Theatre Company in Canada. She has worked in North and South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, UAE and the Oceania region. Patti has been featured in the impro magazine Status, is a contributor to the book Art of Mistakes, was interviewed for the books Something Like A Drug and The Improv Handbook, which is dedicated to Patti in recognition of her mentorship.

Read Patti Stiles’s full biography