If you want to improve at improvisation, it really helps to practice. But if you are all by yourself, what can you do? Well quite a lot as it turns out.
This was an amazing course, I really felt I gained a great deal from it, and the class itself was strong and worked hard, just the type of class one is after! Although it was “Dramatic Improv”, there were plenty of laughs, but it was improv taken to a more profound level, improv with greater depth, and creating something altogether more engaging to watch. In a real sense, it was acting and investing reality into the scenes.
If you get the chance, take Dramatic Improv with Rachael Mason!
Laughter is a byproduct of good scene work, even it is dramatic…
I really cannot convey how much I am enjoying it out here. There is so much that is thrilling me, and it is nuanced by bits that I don’t understand, some bits that make me think, yeah, well maybe, and then those bits that make me just go, this is the best thing since the bread knife (way better than sliced bread in my opinion).
For our final class with Rachael, we worked on various forms. This was superb fun and a great way to finish off the week.
Continue reading Long Form Immersion, Day 5, with Rachael Mason
“I don’t put it past someone to asshole themselves out of a job” Chris Rock
Don’t Be A Dick
The second half of the day was with Rachael Mason. This was very form heavy, a great deal of new information, lots of detail, including the 3 types of improviser, the 6 ways of creating character, how to create a sketch, and the detail of the “training wheels Harold”.
Continue reading Long Form Immersion, Day 3, with Rachael Mason
Today we did the Bunny Bunny, Toki Toki warm up – cracking fun warm up, and as we went round people got more and more into it, committing more and adding their own emotion or changing their voice, until the circle was absolutely raucous.
Continue reading Long Form Immersion, Day 2, with Rachael Mason and Susan Messing