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.

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.

25.08. + 26.08.2018 English Taster weekend August with Lee
with Lee
Sat + Sun, August 25th + 26th 2018
1:00 – 5:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until August 15th 2018
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

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.

31.10. - 19.12.2018 English Evening class Beginners Wednesday with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Wednesday, 31.10.2018 - 19.12.2018
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until October 21st 2018
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

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!

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

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.

27.08. - 15.10.2018 Abendklasse Montag Fortgeschrittene bei Michael
bei Michael
Montag, 27.08.2018 - 15.10.2018
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
€ 169,-
Anmeldeschluss 17.08.2018
Ort: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

27.08. - 15.10.2018 Abendklasse Montag Fortgeschrittene bei Leon
bei Leon
Montag, 27.08.2018 - 15.10.2018
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
€ 169,-
Anmeldeschluss 17.08.2018
Ort: Ratibor-Theater, Cuvrystr. 20, 10997 Berlin

28.08. - 16.10.2018 Abendklasse Dienstag Fortgeschrittene bei Barbara
bei Barbara
Dienstag, 28.08.2018 - 16.10.2018
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
EUR 169,00
Anmeldeschluss 18.08.2018
Ort: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

29.08. - 24.10.2018 English Evening class Advanced Wednesday with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Wednesday, 29.08.2018 - 24.10.2018 (without 03.10.2018)
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until August 19th 2018
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

08.09. + 09.09.2018 English Weekend Special: "Stage Friction" with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, September 8th + 9th 2018
12 am – 4 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until August 29h 2018
Location: Ratibor-Theater, Cuvrystr. 20, 10997 Berlin

Students are taught to avoid conflict but there is a way to use it to your advantage in stories and character building. Every story needs some conflict, right?
This workshop is focused on characters with conflict, how to play conflict with your scene partners and how to use conflict in character building. Students learn how to start scenes with conflict and how to avoid the tiresome arguments conflict often brings. Don't avoid conflict - make conflict a skill to use!

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.

Dear enthusiastic and experienced improv student: If you have already participated at Stage Class once, we kindly ask you to attend a course at Impro4ever level. You may also register to a Impro-Session-Show. Unfortunately wo only have limited capacities at this level, but want to give everyone the opportunity to go on stage for the first time. To provide a good learning atmosphere we only book this course with 12 students. Thank you very much for your understanding. You may e-mail Carola until 12 days before the next Stage Class begins to sign up on a waiting list. If there did not register enough students until then, we fill up the remaining spots until 10 days before the course starts.

 

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!

 

30.10. - 18.12.2018 English Evening Class Impro4ever Tuesday „Polish your Monologue“ with Lee
with Lee
Tuesday, October 30th to December 18th 2018
7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
€ 169,-
sign in until October 20th 2018
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

Polish your Monologue
What does it take to be a great monologist? How do you capture the audience and hold them with your words? Lee will be sharing his insight to help you explore ideas and techniques for better monologues. Using some systems and guides from different styles of monology and applying them to inspire new and creative improv monologues. Finding comfort in the spotlight by using emotions and laughs to capture the audience's heart.

Performer

Class description

You have been playing in an improv-group for at least two years, making continuous stage-experience outside of the improv school.
Now make yourself and your partners on stage the present 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!

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Actors

Requirement: Actor

28.08. - 16.10.2018 Improv for actors with Inbal and Björn
with Inbal and Björn

Tuesday, 28.08.2018 - 16.10.2018
18.00 - 20.30 Uhr
€ 149,-
Location: Ratibor Theater (Cuvrystr. 20A, 10997 Berlin)

In our new 8 sessions of improvisation for professional actors we will dive deeper into some of the basic foundations of this performance art.
Impro basic: develop the skills of listening and being in the moment, enrich your imagination and explore the benefits of creative collaboration.
Characters: how to make fast characteristic choices and at the same time play them in a believable, committed way. Statuses and rhythm changes, characters that can change and effect. Character as the key to good story telling.
Story telling: Scene structure work, Story arch tools. How to create stories that matter from the here and now.

We invite new and former actors to join us on this creative journey for independents and self sufficiency. Develop your acting abilities as the Actor, Writer and Director of your 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.