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Investigate Voice Over Online: 3 Hour Class

at Edge Studio Voice Actor Casting & School - Springfield 5400 Carolina Place, Springfield, Virginia 22151

This is a 3-part program:  1. Workshop.   2. Personal voice analysis.   3. Consultation.  This program is for newcomers who are unsure how they fit in, who need to learn about all opportunities, and determine if they have potential. It’s a practical and comfortable way to determine if voice over is for you. The instructors...

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$99

Speak Up: Using Improv to Succeed In Business

at General Assembly - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1133 15th St NW 8th Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

"Improv" is the practice of unplanned interaction with others. As much as we would like to rehearse and practice our lines for critical moments, there's no script sitting on our desk each morning, outlining all the things we'll say and do throughout the day. Learning simple tools for improvising better is a highly effective way to improve individual...

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$25

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Improv for All

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

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Improv for Business

at Washington Improv Theater - U Street Corridor 1835 14th St NW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Learn the basic principles of improv and how to apply them to your work! Imagine you’re backstage at the theater, with a packed audience looking forward to a great show.  But there’s one catch: you don’t know your lines, and neither does anyone else.  Now go out there and put on a show, a show that’s never been seen before, and that...

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$175

Level 3: Character

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Develop fully realized characters of all shapes and sizes. Discover how attitude, physicality and objectives can provide a filter for your characters to interact with the world. In improv, there’s nothing preventing you from changing age, gender or personality from one scene to the next. Learn how to embody a diverse array of characters that are...

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$285

8 sessions

Level 4: Ensemble

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Create rich scenes featuring dynamic characters. Experience firsthand how rooting scenes in agreement permits discovery and complexity beyond merely setting up a premise or a conflict. You’ve learned how to listen, how to ‘yes and,’ and embody a variety of characters. Now it’s time to really dig in to working in an ensemble. Put all the pieces...

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$285

8 sessions

Level 1: Foundations of Improv

at Washington Improv Theater - U Street Corridor 1835 14th St NW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Improv for all: whether you’re a nonprofit employee, a corporate lawyer, a software engineer or a high school English teacher, you’ve got something to gain from taking Foundations of Improv. Meet people, gain poise, build your confidence and unleash your creativity by learning the fundamental concepts of improvisation. It’s the most fun you’ll...

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$285

8 sessions

Level 5: Harold

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Encounter the mother of all longform improvisation styles: The Harold. Through this form's classic structure, you'll apply your scenework knowledge with increasing artistry and complexity. Work every muscle of your improv body through an exploration of the ultimate longform format. Find games to carry through to second and third beats. Learn how to...

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$285

8 sessions

Advanced Harold

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Dive deep into the mother of all formats. Take your Harold skills to the next level. We all know the Harold: opening, three beats, group games. This class seeks to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the format, perform better scenes within each section of the format, and learn how to maximize playtime. Focus areas include really...

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$285

8 sessions

Connect Play Connect

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Makes scenes feel easy and makes all your partners look great. Be the improviser everyone wants to play with. Do you want to be the improviser everyone wants to perform with? Who makes scenes feel easy and makes all your partners look great? Contrary to what we might think, the best improvisers are not the loudest or flashiest players. Instead, they...

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$40

Using Physicality in Improv

at Washington Improv Theater - U Street Corridor 1835 14th St NW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Sometimes you can say something with a facial expression or an interesting physical choice before you begin to speak. Do we need to rely on saying funny things for comedy? Perhaps the thing that cuts through all the noise is silence and committed physical work. In this workshop, we will approach improvisation through physicality- using it to build...

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$50

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Anyone Can Act

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A one-day quick intro to some acting fundamentals.

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$50

Level 2: Foundations of Scenework

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Learn how to create amazing improv scenes out of thin air! All it takes is a some creativity and a lot of teamwork. After learning the language of improv in Foundations, now you can begin to put together killer scenes. Lay a solid foundation for your scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten...

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$285

9 sessions

Intro to Acting

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A fun and fast-paced introduction to what acting is all about, with plenty of practice in improvisation, scene study and theatre games.  For anyone who's ever wanted to give acting a try—or those who haven't done it since that one time in high school. Students also learn the basics of auditioning and the business of acting. This class is designed...

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$310

6 sessions

You Can Handle The Truth

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Make scenes easier by playing the truth of the moment. What's happening right in front of you is all you need. Scenes feel easy when we respond without thinking so hard. The moment we pause to ask ourselves, “what would this character say?”, is the moment things start to feel more challenging. We are often working hard in an improv scene to understand...

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$30
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