Improv for the Actor
Although improvisation appears to be free-form, it is actually a structured process using techniques that can benefit actors in a variety of situations. Learn to make clearer, quicker and more definite choices. Listen and communicate better, and muffle your personal editor which often blocks you from being more creative and open in your acting.
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The advanced course will be much more intensive and will produce scenes of performance quality. This course is used by the students to truly hone their skills on stage. The final class for the term will include a brief performance for an invited audience of family and friends.
A minimum of 4 students is required for this class.
This introductory course will focus on scene breakdown, character development, and the significance of proper blocking. Scenes will be presented to the students based on their strengths and weaknesses, per the instructor. The final class for the term will include a brief performance for an invited audience of family and friends.
The class will be led by Vero Voce's Dennis Brown. Dennis has been on the stage all over the world for 45 years. He has directed shows for 30 of those years.
Minimum of 4 players are required for this class.
Material is tailored to fit the student. Students can use their own monolog, or one will be supplied, which they will prepare for their mock audition. we will discuss and work on "sides" from plays. This course will touch on character development, scene study, staging, emotion, movement on stage, the use of props and the use of chairs to give greater impact of the audition.
Instruction will focus on making the strongest decisions possible, based on the information you've been given. Students will be instructed on proper attire for specific auditions and what is considered to be professionalism in the theater/film community.
The class will be led by Vero Voce's Dennis Brown. Dennis has been on the stage all over the world for 45 years and directed for 30 of those years.
Vero Voce's Improv 2 is improv for younger actors 6- 12 years old.
Instead of using scripts, students will use their mind and body to convey emotions and scenarios, allowing the actors to fully grasp the importance of making choices and understanding the specificity of certain situations.
The instructor will help students prepare believably performed "actions". With each action, students will create environments and scenarios to perform in, all while truthfully maintaining character and surrounding.
At the end of the course, the young actors will have learned that acting isn't necessarily about what you say and how you say it, but about what you feel and convey to an audience.
Corporate SpeakingDennis Brown, International Speaker & Corporate Trainer
Experienced Corporate Speaking & Training
Dennis has been speaking at and emceeing corporate events, seminars and stage shows all over the world for over 20 years. He is an expert in such topics as The Value of Corporate Learning and Blending Learning and has been published in many journals and books. He can speak on most topics associated with the Corporate Learning field and has been acclaimed for his knowledgeable and comedic style making his presentations fun and informative.