Improv school

IMPROV SCHOOL

Improv is good for your heart, risible muscle and all senses. It sharpens your perception and respect. It is about playing, following, leading, letting go and fooling around. Improv gives energy, makes you feel good and it makes you smart.

Summer party on 16 June, 3:30 pm at the Ratibor
Play and eat
Come around! We're looking forward to you!

Levels

When you decide to get deeper into improvising after a taster weekend, you can start as a Beginner and continue as an Advanced. We recommend two Beginner's and two Advanced classes before moving on to the Stage Class. But ultimately, its your decision for how long you want to participate in each level. Please notice, that you can attend Stage Class only once. If you want to continue improvising after Stage Class the Impro4ever-Classes with different improv topics are open to you. At the Impro Sessions you have the chance to perform in front of the audience. Maybe you also find companions at the workshops to find your own improv ensemble ... If you are already playing in an improv group but still want to improve your skills, just take part in our Performer Classes.

No matter what level you are improvising in, we look forward to you and wish you a lot of joy, fun and courage!

Taster Weekends

Class description

Curious to see what improv's all about? Try it! If you want, you can continue with a beginner's class afterwards.

14.09. + 15.09.2019 English Taster weekend September with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 14. + 15.09.2019
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until September 4th 2019
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Curious to see what improv's all about? Try it! If you want, you can continue with a beginner's class afterwards.

Beginners

Class description

After participating in a Taster Weekend (required), you're learning the basic skills of good improvisation. Each instructor defines those a little different, but we all agree that different ideas are the salt in the improv-soup. Playfulness, courage and attentiveness are the most important ingredients. We recommend two consecutive classes in the beginner's level, before you move forward to the next level. Because practice makes perfect.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Beginners / Advanced

Class description

These mixed courses are for both absolute beginners and experienced students. After all, it’s all about playing with each other!
If this is your first time improvising, let the buffs pull you along and show you the ropes. As for all you experienced players - you’ll benefit from remembering the basics of improv, and the ‘newbies' might even breathe some new life into your performance! Have fun!

14.08. - 02.10.2019 English Evening Class Wednesday Beginners / Advanced with Lee and Luise
with Lee and Luise
Wednesday, 14.08.2019 - 02.10.2019
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until August 4th
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Required is participation of a Taster Weekend in advance

Advanced

Class Description

You understood the improv-basics, laughed a lot and sometimes quarreled with yourself. You are now standing at the threshold to the next step. And that is continuous rehearsing. In some (marked) courses of this level there is an improv musician teaching every now and then, that you can learn how music guides you through a scene. Practice in this level as long as you need to feel ready for Stage Class.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Stage Class

Class description

On the last workshop day the whole class plays a show at the Ratibor Theater supported by their instructor. That's why in class you intensively practise acting and editing techniques, communication with the audience, and how you can support the other performers from off-stage. After the show there will be a final feedback meeting. And then you are ready for the next level: Impro4ever. 

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Impro4ever

Class description

The motto for this level is: do what interests you, what takes you further and makes you happy. Acting, dramaturgy, long form ... Here you can dive deeper into improv. Either you take long term classes over a few months or short courses on a special topic every once in a while. In some (marked) courses there will not always be an instructor around, because improv also is self-organisation. If you want to play: Impro-Sessions are open to all students of this level. The stage at Ratibor Theater is yours for this night. Enjoy!

 

14.08. - 02.10.2019 English Evening Class Wednesday Impro4ever "Who are you" with Inbal and Sonja
with Inbal and Sonja
Wednesday, 14.08.2019 - 02.10.2019
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until August 4th
Location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstr. 16, 10437 Berlin

Who are you

Improvising does not mean being anything different than yourself. It means being yourself in different ways. So in order to allow yourself the full joy of improvisation - you should know who you are as a performer. This Impro4ever course will challenge the limits of who and what you can be on stage. It will check out your range and possibilities of being. It will make you a richer improviser.

19.09. - 19.09.2019 English Improv Session September
Improv Session
Meeting: 6 pm
Begin of the show: 7:30 pm

Everybody who currently joins one of our Impro4ever classes can play at our Improv Session.
After signing in for it you get an email from us 10 days before the Session starts with the names and email adresses of the other participants. You then can get in contact with each other in order to prepare the show. You´ll meet on the day of the show (Ratibor theatre will be open for you from 6 pm), discuss what you would like to perform and there you go. One of us will be there as well (in case there are questions and for a little feedback afterwards). We also provide a musician. And the Ratibor theatre. Additionally a light and sound engineer. Just playing you have to do on your own!
There´s no fee for you. The entrance will be 5€. Please tell all your friends about it. It´s easier to play in front of a big crowd!
Have fun! Have courage! We know you can do it!
maximum 10 participants

09.10. - 27.11.2019 English Evening Class Wednesday Impro4ever "Sweeten your monologue" with Lee
with Lee
Wednesday, 09.10.2019 - 27.11.2019
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 189,00
sign in until September 30th
Location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstr. 16, 10437 Berlin

Sweeten your monologue

Performer

Class description

You have been playing in an improv-group for at least two years, getting continuous stage-experience outside of the improv school.
Now make yourself and your partners on stage the gift of further professional training. After all, it`s more fun to play with someone who is inspiring, precise and daring. If you feel that you could expand your limits, that it would be good to have a professional take a look at your improv skills and give you hints for your next steps, come on over: get new input and inspiration, enjoy to be the inspiration for others - welcome to the performer class!

02.11. + 03.11.2019 For professional actors and performing improviser with Inbal and Björn
with Inbal and Björn
Sat + Sun, 02. + 03.11.2019
12.00 - 18.00 pm
EUR 147,00
sign in until October 23rd2019
location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstr. 16, 10437 Berlin

If you are a professional actor who’s doing impro or/and an improviser who is performing regularly- you don't want to miss this workshop. 12 hours intensive in which we will explore scene work.
It doesn't matter if your interested in longform or short scenes, on stage you should have the tools to make each scene work. A good scene is build out of actions and narrative, but at the same time it need details, time, space and emotions/attitude. If you have those ingredients your scenes will develop by them selves. Options and actions will present them selves, a specific style will emerge. In a way, the first minute of playing holds the DNA of the whole scene. Are you attentive enough to notice what you’v created? Are you skilled enough to follow what you’v created? This weekend will take your quality of performance and use it to explore how to play fun, rich, beautiful scenes, each with their own style and story arch.
Teacher day 1: Inbal (teaches in english)
Teacher day 2: Björn (teaches in german)

Requirement: professional actor with improv experience or performing improviser for minimum 2 years regularly (once a month) on a stage.

Actors

Class Description

For professional actors.
Being able to improvise well is a part of the acting profession. It opens up vast playing opportunities and relaxes your portrayals. Your colleagues will enjoy performing with you more, because you actually notice what they are playing and are reacting to it. In the long run, this does not only make them happier, but especially yourself.

13.08. - 01.10.2019 Deutsch + English Improv for Actors Tuesdays with Inbal and Björn
with Inbal and Björn
Tuesday, 13.08.2019 - 01.10.2019
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
€ 169,-
sign in until 03.08.2019
location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

The difference between a creative actor and a technical actor lies in the ability to find one's own meaning and answers.
Improvisation is one of the most powerful tools to help and develop creative actors.
Professional actors who use the tool of improvisation are more alert, attentive, following their instincts, cooperative and full of presence.
Each moment count. Each moment is a choice and a decision.

This improvisation for actors course is built to provoke the actor, writer and the inner directors that performance artists have inside.
It is meant to supply the you with a toolbox which contains: character work, storytelling, attentiveness, awareness, initiative, cooperation, stage presents, space conception and more.

Please send us your artistic CV after signing in. Thank you!

Inbal und Björn unterrichten abwechselnd. Inbal als gebürtige Israelin in einfachem Englisch, Björn auf Deutsch – spielen könnt ihr auf Deutsch und/oder Englisch.

Björn über Inbal: Inbal ist wohl eine der besten Impro-Spielerinnen der Welt. Sie reist beständig um den ganzen Globus und unterrichtet seit Jahren sowohl Laien als auch Profis. Es ist eine absolute Ehre, mit dieser Frau zusammen zu arbeiten.

Inbal über Björn: Björn is the perfect combination of an improviser and an actor. For years he is working in Theater, Television and in the most successful impro group in Germany- Die Gorillas. There for he brings he's acting talent into his improvisation and his creativity and uniqueness in to the scripted work.

Info

New courses start in January, March, May, after summer break and in October/November.
 
The following conditions apply for our courses.
The application conditions for festival courses and workshop trips you will find in the according description.
 
Vouchers for workshops you get here.
 
The current workshop dates are here available as download.