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) with Amanda Parker
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.

Sundays 2:30pm-4:30pm
8 weeks starting Jan 13th
$220+HST
EARLY BIRD price $200 is you book by Dec. 31st




Core II: Artist Voice (Formerly Drama II) with Jordan Kennedy
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.

Wednesday 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Jan 16th
$220+HST
EARLY BIRD price $200 is you book by Dec. 31st




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.

Next class TBA

Specialized Classes

Longform: Attacking The Stage and Having Fun With Speed Matt McCready

In this class we’ll explore formats for groups of four that will encourage speed, attack and support.

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Jan 15th
$220+HST
EARLY BIRD price $200 is you book by Dec. 31st




Sketch Comedy with Carmine Lucarelli

Engage. Page. Stage. In this sketch class we’ll explore writing comedy based on the people, places and things that evoke an emotional response in us: The tougher sketches, the ones worth the work, the ones that will make you proud and make audiences laugh out loud. You will be expected to do homework, write and re-write, be frustrated and push through, write lists of possibilities, and aim for the meaningful instead of the simply funny. Laughs are easy, comedy is hard. Your work will culminate in a final class showcase.

Thursdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Jan 17th
$220+HST
EARLY BIRD price $200 is you book by Dec. 31st




Interpersonal Skills Drop-In with Ralph MacLeod

Next class TBA

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.