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Improv Basic course to be offered this fall

Posted: August 21, 2014 - 12:03am

The Alaska State Improv Festival (AS IF) has announced its first extended course offering: Improv Basics. This 10-week class will teach participants the basics of improvised scenework, stage presence, creating character and story in the moment, and expose them to a variety of improv theater formats.

Improv Basics will help ground participants in the skills that will allow them to lower inhibitions onstage and perform in a more organic, natural manner. This course is open to performers of all skill levels, including those with no prior stage experience.

Improv Basics is taught by AS IF artistic director Eric Caldwell. Over the past 10 years, Caldwell has produced and directed improv theater in Juneau. Two of Caldwell’s shows, An Improbable Act and Rorschach Pattern 9, have been featured in festivals outside of Alaska - the only Alaskan improv shows to ever tour outside the state.

Space is limited. Advance registration is encouraged.

Improv Basics will be offered every Thursday from Sept. 11 to Nov. 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the McPhetres Hall Conference Room. The cost: $50 per student. Register by visiting http://asifest.com, or contact Caldwell at 209-8958, juneauimprov@gmail.com

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