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 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.

Core 1: Connections (Formerly Drama I) with Amanda Parker
Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting March 13th
$220 plus HST




Core II focuses on developing the voice of the artist. What are you stories? What is your point of view? We all have an opera inside us. What’s yours?

Core II: Artist Voice (Formerly Drama II) with Ralph MacLeod
Sundays 1pm-3pm
8 weeks starting  April 15th
$220 plus HST




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.

Core III: The Hero’s Journey (formerly Drama III) with Ralph MacLeod
Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting  April 4th
$220 plus HST




 

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

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Duo Scenes As creator, producer and host of The World Biggest Improv Tournament, Matt McCready has seen over 500 different live duo performances over the past two years.  He knows how to get into a scene quickly and how to maximize it once there and to have fun the entire way through.  Sign up with your scene partner or solo!


The Harold is often considered the most challenging of improv formats, so let’s keep things simple!  Through practice and video analysis, students will learn the traditional Harold structure, honing their skills in monologues, 2nd and 3rd beats, connections and group games, all while keeping grounded scene work a priority as we develop our very own class show!
This 8-week course uses concepts from both the Improvisation and Acting worlds to help create more interesting stories in improvised scenes. Story creation (in general) invariably involves interesting characters in a struggle against obstacles to achieve a goal, generating flowing units of action (beats, scenes, acts, chapters, etc); it is possible for improvisers to develop these kinds of structures by creating a variety of “emotional events” which lead to new actions (“tactics”) by the characters. The more grounded a performer is in a character (and in other scene details), the easier it becomes to generate a narrative. Applicants should have at least a year of basic Improv.

 

Narrative Through Character with Allan Guttman
Thursdays 6pm-8pm
8 weeks starting March 1st
$220 plus HST




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?
 
Taught by Ralph MacLeod
 
YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS CLASS. SPACE IS LIMITED. Email ralph@socap.ca

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Interpersonal Skills with Ralph MacLeod
NEXT CLASS Thursday Feb 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm

 

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.