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Adult Conservatory

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The Conservatory’s mission is to provide aspiring actors of all ages with the skills, tools, and confidence to reveal their unique acting talents. The Conservatory provides a positive, creative atmosphere where you can learn the craft of acting, from basic technique to the practical aspects of building a career in the theatre.

Adult Winter 2024 Conservatory

Improv Essentials with Andy Sarouhan

The skills that make improvisation delightful are listening, collaboration, generosity, honesty, and presence. This 8-week course will focus on the essential sources of spontaneity and creativity (and what blocks them!), as well as provide students a chance to reignite their instincts towards play.  Perfect for students completely new to improvisation, as well as those with previous training who wish to sharpen their fundamentals.

8 Tuesdays*
January 23rd – March 19th
7:30-9:30pm

*no class on Feb 6th

OUR TEACHING STAFF

Andy Sarouhan – has been a professional improviser and improv instructor for 25 years.  He spent much of his professional career in San Francisco, performing and coaching improvisation of many styles, from short scenes and games to full-length improvised plays and musicals.  Since relocating to his new home in Sacramento, he has been happily involved in the improv and performance world in this wonderful city.

Adult Spring 2024 Conservatory

IMPROV 2 – Scene Skills & Performance with Andy Sarouhan

This follow-up course to Improv Essentials will take a deep dive into scene work driven by character needs, nuanced relationships, and narrative tools. Players will experience how to approach the beginnings of scenes with bravery and mutual support, and how to focus a scene to draw the audience in. We’ll also examine tools towards improv stage magic that allows players to bend time and space within a scene. This 8-week course will culminate in a showcase performance at B Street Theatre.

PREREQUISITES: Completed the Improv Essentials course through B Street Theatre, or equivalent training. For prospective students who haven’t taken Improv Essentials, a brief phone interview is necessary.

8 Tuesdays*
April 9 – June 11
7:30-9:30pm

*no class on April 23
no class on May 14

OUR TEACHING STAFF

Andy Sarouhan – has been a professional improviser and improv instructor for 25 years.  He spent much of his professional career in San Francisco, performing and coaching improvisation of many styles, from short scenes and games to full-length improvised plays and musicals.  Since relocating to his new home in Sacramento, he has been happily involved in the improv and performance world in this wonderful city.

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