Improv school

IMPROV SCHOOL

We are so glad that we can see you again! Being able to work again!
We are very happy to offer two english live classes at our Summer Academy in Trebnitz.

Apart from that:
As long as we cannot teach at our class rooms at ETI , we will work online. We will continue from our living rooms: we have again asked colleagues to give you impro classes via zoom. More info coming soon.

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!

To Try Out

Class description

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

26.02. + 27.02.2022 English Taster Weekend February - with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 26+27 February, 2022
3 - 7 p.m.
EUR 98,00
sign in until: 16 Feb, 2022
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Lee White has been performing improv on stage since 1992. Since then he has traveled the world teaching, performing and taking workshops. Come join Lee for some improv fun. A class for you to get an idea of improv and how we play. Play some games and exercises to get an inside glimpse of how we practice and train to tell stories and enjoy each moment with your scene partners. Take the chance and discover your spontaneous side.

The 2G regulations apply. Please bring digital proof (vaccinated/recovered).

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!

11.01. - 01.03.2022 Evening class Beginners / Advanced Tuesdays with Lee
with Lee
Tuesdays, 11 Jan - 1 Mar, 2022
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
€ 189,-
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

This course is designed for everyone to get something. Whether you are new to improv or have been doing it awhile, Lee's approach has something for you. Sharpening your skills or learning new ones, polishing up and refining. Focusing on listening and making your partner look good, it's the basic fundamental skills that make improv so unique and fun. Come get some new inspiration and discover the joy of creating great scenes with great people.

Corona: We assume that we will be able to play with you without a mask in the large, high rooms of the ETI. Depending on the size of the room, we have set up one or two air filtration units and reduced the number of participants per course according to the size of the room. Unfortunately, we can only tell you shortly before the start of the course which rules will have to be observed at that time, but we will observe all of them and ask you to do the same. To make it plannable for you and us, it is already clear that this course will not take place if it is not allowed for at least 6 participants without a mask. If we will switch to online, we will decide with you when the time comes. We hope to see your faces!

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!

 

12.01. - 02.03.2022 Online English Impro4ever Class Wednesday "Longform" with Lee
with Lee
Wednesday, 12 January - 2 March, 2022
7:30-9:00 P.M.
EUR 169,00
sign in until January 2nd 2022
location: Zoom (we will send you the link in advance)

14.01. - 04.03.2022 English Afternoon Class Impro4ever Friday »Family affairs« with Inbal
with Inbal Lori
Friday, 14 January - 4 March, 2022
15.00-17.00 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until January 4th 2022
location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin)

Your mother, father, siblings, grandparents, uncle and ants - what a huge resource to draw from when you're improvising on stage. Humanity has always been super fascinated by family dynamics.
It can be painful and cringing, but it can also be hilarious and touching. One thing is for sure: the best stories can come from this endless source.
This workshop aims to:

  • help you find strong characters inspired by people in your family that you would love to play

  • explore family dynamics to enrich our dramatic and comedic storytelling

  • help you make specific choices in a scene that create believable and delicious worlds

  • This workshop WILL NOT be a psychodramatic tool for you to solve issues with your family. Any therapeutic outcome will be merely a side effect to what we are about to do.

    The 2G regulations apply. Please bring digital proof (vaccinated/recovered).

    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!

    Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

    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.