Upcoming Improv Classes at the SoCap

 

Socap Dramatic Improv Core Program
Core Program caters to non-performers and performers.

The Social Capital style of improvisation is rooted in character and truth. Whether you’re an improviser wondering why you’ve hit a plateau, an actor who wants to get better at auditions, a professional who wants to be a more effective communicator, someone who wants to get better at human interaction, or if you’re just interested in human beings, this program is for you.

Core 1: Connections (Formerly Drama I)
Core I focuses on dealing with overcoming our fears/anxiety/doubts. It’s about communication with other people. It’s about letting go of judgement. It’s about finding the joy of existing in the moment. The same skills that makes great improvisers, makes great people.

Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Oct 17th
$220 +HST





Core II: Artist Voice (Formerly Drama II) 
Core II continues the exploration of character and what defines a character. We look at such things as status, point of view, emotional life, wants, needs, and arcs.

NEXT CLASS TBA

 

Core III: The Hero’s Journey (formerly Drama III)
Core III focuses on creating stories based on the story circle (Hero’s Journey). Topics will include ‘the world as it is’, finding a main character or characters, A and B plots, call to action, the unfamiliar world (down the rabbit hole), the journey home, and the internal and external journey. Come create magic.

Masterclasses

Masterclass Program caters to performers (improvisers and actors) only.

Applicants wishing to join the Masterclass must apply and, if necessary, audition. The Masterclass Series is for those who are ‘serious’ about improvisation. For further information contact ralph@socap.ca

This Masterclass focusses on three key elements – to work always in the moment, to develop your own voice as an artist, and to work on the Story Circle (Hero’s Journey). The ultimate goal is for students to create and perform a three-act structured play.

New class TBA

Specialized Classes

Longform Made Simple with Jordan Kennedy

Longform Made Simple introduces students to tools and techniques that will improve their longform improv game, all while keeping things simple, clear and fun!  Building on solid 2-person scenework, we’ll cover longform aspects like group scenes, monologues, connections, and more. We’ll also learn classic longform formats like the Armando, Bat and the Harold, before creating our very own form to unveil in the class show!

Sundays 12pm-2pm
8 weeks starting Oct 28th
$220 +HST


Interpersonal Skills Drop-In with Ralph MacLeod
Next class TBD

Does meeting strangers fill you with dread? Does flirting terrify you? Want to get better at just interacting with other humans? If so, this class may be for you. Through this interactive workshop, we will help you better understand yourself and others’ behaviour in order to:

  • more effectively network with others – both inside and outside your social circles
  • flirt
  • strategies on getting people to enjoy your company
  • reducing your anxiety and relaxing in the company of others

This class is based in practical application – so you’ll be up on your feet rehearsing strategies and participating in hands-on learning. Are you ready to get better at managing the people in your life?

 

The Social Capital is committed to making our teachings available regardless of a student’s financial situation. Depending on class size and registration levels, The Social Capital will make course time available via a barter system. Please contact admin@socap.ca for details.