Spontaneity classes

Your journey begins here! Add some fun to your week - and learn a new skill you can use in work and play. Our popular eight-week course introduces you to the concepts and skills of improvisation through games, exercises and discussion in a friendly and playful environment. ImproMafia is the longest established improvisation company in Queensland, and our training program enjoys a reputation as Brisbane's best.

You will learn techniques to:

Relax and allow your ideas to flow

Trust your creative impulses

Be present and stay in the moment

Listen and attend to others

Accept and build on ideas

Work collaboratively with others

Deal with and even embrace inevitable mistakes

This course is a great way to try something new, bring laughter and play into your life and expand your comfort zone! Students take our courses for pure fun, to try a new hobby, to improve confidence in public speaking, work presentations, stand-up or acting, or simply to unleash their creativity.

Spontaneity is the first stage of the ImproMafia workshop program. It requires no prior improvisation or performance experience. The maximum class size is 16 to enable individual attention as well as the opportunity to learn by watching others.

Our workshops policy can be found here.

2017 course Dates

Saturday mornings
10:00-5:00pm at Paddington:

6 May - 24 June - click here to register now!

 

saturday afternoons
2:00-5:00pm at paddington:

22 July - 9 September
7 October - 25 November

 

TUESDAY NIGHTS
6:15-9:15PM AT RED HILL:

2 May - 20 June - click here to register now!
18 July - 5 September
3 October - 21 November

 

 

 

making a scene

Addicted yet? Making a Scene is designed to build upon the impro skills taught in ImproMafia's Spontaneity course. The aim of the series is the creation of scenes that satisfy you, your fellow performers and the audience. You will be encouraged to think about scenes more critically while maintaining the playfulness and fun of the craft.

Skills developed include:

    The fundamentals of story, including platforms and tilts

    Finding your inspiration for a scene

    Playing characters and relationships

    Using change and reaction to progress scenes

Prerequisite: ImproMafia Spontaneity course.  These classes generally run four times a year in similar blocks to the Spontaneity courses.
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STORY

This advanced course will develop your skills to create scenes and stories that satisfy you, your scene partner and ultimately, the audience. Content covered in Spontaneity and Making a Scene will be revisited in greater depth, including being in the moment and bringing “your obvious” to the stage. Advanced techniques for creating characters and expressing their points of view will be taught, with an ongoing focus maintained on what inspires you, how to trust these ideas and then using narrative techniques to bring these elements together to create satisfying stories onstage.

Prerequisites: ImproMafia Spontaneity and Making a Scene courses. These classes generally run twice a year.
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