Registration for the next term is now open! Classes begin on October 14.
The Skills Program is an exciting new addition to the GoU curriculum. It offers a variety of classes in theater, film, writing, and improvisation. Each semester will have different choices, so check back to see if there’s something that interests you.
FORMS AND FOCUS (And other F words for Improvisers) | Sean May | Sundays 3-6p
You can't break a board by slowly pushing it around the middle. You have to focus and strike hard and fast to break it. This boot camp is designed to help you "break boards" faster on the improv stage. There are always gifts being given on stage, and the goal of this boot camp is to help you recognize them faster, and to FOCUS on strengthening both your character and scene work. We will be exploring different exercises and FORMS that will challenge how you listen within a scene, how to make stronger choices, and how to make every minute count. Most of all, it will be a FUN experience that will leave you with a renewed FEELING of why you love performing improv in the first place!
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Previous Boot Camps Have Included:
Boot Camp: Physicality
This Boot Camp will focus on leading scenes with physical choices. The class will explore movement, realistic and abstract pantomime, physical game play, and intuitive character development.
Boot Camp: The Game of the Scene
This improv Boot Camp will focus on you and your skills. Classes will be note-heavy on all aspects of improv the class performs. It will also focus on, through exercises and teaching, the Game of the Scene. Patterns, repetition, heightening, using mistakes, weird things, and everything else Game of the Scene can mean. This class will be taught by Nancy Edwards.
Harold Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will focus on developing the Harold improv form. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback, and provide students the opportunity to closely develop an understanding of the Harold. Students must have at least 2 years of improv experience, and have a keen understanding of long-form improv.
Acting for Improvisors
Do you want to improve your improv? Do you wish you could be in one of the Thursday sketch shows? This class will use acting exercises and improvised scene work to lead to stronger stage presence and stronger choices. Will cover movement work, voice work, connecting to your partner onstage, whole body listening and much more.
Character Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will focus solely on creating and sustaining improvised characters. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback and a more in-your-face approach to learning. This class is not for fragile egos. Students must have at least 1 year of improv experience.
Bad Habits Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will take a deeper look at where you're at as an improviser and fine tune your performance to help you perform at your best. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback and a more in-your-face approach to learning. This class is not for fragile egos. Students must have at least one year of improv experience to take this class.