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Classes (Edmonton) – Fall Classes – Grindstone Theatre

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Classes (Edmonton) – Fall Classes – Grindstone Theatre

Grindstone TheatreStand-up Comedy, Improv, Musical Improv, Long form Improv, and Acting Classes!

Grindstone Theatre is accepting applications for summer classes! Register here

STAND-UP COMEDY: You know you’ve always wanted to be a comedian, so do it already! This class is going to help you create your first stand-up set, or if you’ve already got some material, then it is going to help you refine it into comedy gold! You can expect writing exercises, exercises in breaking down the science of comedy, as well as performing tips and performance experience in a creative and supportive environment. This class is gonna be a good time, so sign up and get your funny on! No experience required. 18+

Showcase performance: Sunday, September 10 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Tuesdays, 7 – 9pm. July 4 to September 9 (No classes on August 19 and 26).

IMPROV LEVEL 1: Say YES, AND…take improv level 1. This class is great for learning the basics of improvisation. It will cover how to setup scenes, get suggestions, tell a story, create a character and make strong offers in an improvised scene. Using warm up exercises and short form games, improv level 1 will get you on your feet, making it up on the spot. No experience necessary.

Showcase performance: Sunday, September 10 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm. July 8 to September 9 (No Class on August 19 and 26).

MUSICAL IMPROV: This class is all about making up songs on the spot to create improvised musical comedy. We explore song structure, melody, rhythm, song styles and the different techniques used to make up unforgettable songs. You can expect to be up on your feet working as a group and even creating solo songs. The class will cover different musical theatre styles, going from scene work into songs and much more!

Showcase performance: Sunday, September 10 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm. July 8 – September 9 (No Class on August 19 and 26).

INTRODUCTION TO LONG FORM IMPROV (Improv Level 2): Long form improv can take on many forms, styles and genres which will be explored in this class. Building on basic improv skills students will work on narrative based long form improv as well as an array of exercises and tools that will take your improv to the next level! Previous improv experience required.

Showcase performance: Sunday, September 10 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Showcase performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 Classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 1:30 – 3:30pm. July 8 – September 9 (No class on August 19 and 26).

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING (Level 1 Acting): This class will cover acting technique for the stage and screen. If you are looking to pursue a career in the theatre or are just looking to pursue acting as a hobby then this is a great class for you. Through warm ups, text analysis, monologue work, and scene work this class will help you to increase your skills and knowledge to take your acting to the next level. No experience necessary.

Showcase performance: Sunday, September 10 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 4 – 6pm. July 8 to September 9 (No Classes August 19 and 26).

ACTING LEVEL 2: Do you have previous acting experience that you would like to further develop? This class will continue to build upon the repertoire of skills you’ve developed on your journey to excellence in acting. The final Showcase presentation will be theatrical and challenge each student in the group. Previous acting experience is required.

Showcase performance: Sunday, September 10 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 Classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 6 – 8pm. July 8 to September 9 (No classes in August 19 and 26).

Deadline to register: July 3, 2017.

For more information, or to register, please click here.

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