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 Bill Arnett - A Weekend of Improv Intensives at BETA
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Bill Arnett - A Weekend of Improv Intensives at BETA

BETA's proud to host Chicago Improv Studio's, Bill Arnett. Come spend the entire weekend working out under the guidance of a world class educator and performer.

IMPROV SKILLS
Saturday
10AM - 1PM
In preparation for the FORM WORKSHOP, come hone your improv skills.

*FORM WORKSHOP and PERFORMANCE
Saturday
2PM - 5PM (workshop)
7PM (show)
Learn a new form from Bill, and perform it Saturday

*IMPROV SKILLS is the prerequisite to register for the FORM WORKSHOP. Approval can also be given by contacting info@betatheater.com.

AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SCENEWORK
Sunday
10AM - 1PM
Many of the tradition improv rules and concepts separate us from the real world. By looking towards the rules of life we will discover how to create more natural and textured scenes that are easier for us to play and more compelling for an audience to watch.

THE UN-LOGIC OF EMOTIONS
Sunday 2PM - 5PM
Emotions aren't illogical, they are un-logical. As such they obey far different rules than the ones we use for verbal chess matches. We will explore those rules and find ways to leverage emotions and emotional changes to further our scenes.

Workshops are $40 apiece or $140 for all four!

BIO
Bill Arnett has improvised in Chicago for two decades, performing with some of the most popular and esteemed groups. As an instructor of improvisation he travels internationally always bringing his depth of knowledge and remarkable eye for improv problem solving. The former head of the iO Theater training center, he launched the Chicago Improv Studio as a way to explore the concepts introduced in his book, The Complete Improvisor.

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IMPROV TO SKETCH
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

IMPROV TO SKETCH

Improv to Sketch
8 Weeks of class and a Sketch Show
Saturdays 2-5pm
Starting March 2nd, 2019

Location: Upstairs at 3708 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

This class will utilize grounded 2-person scenes to mine premises and create sketches. Taught by BETA's Founder, Jeromy Barber, we will work together to create and develop a fully produced sketch show. Many sections of the class will be taped.

If you want to use your improv tools to create scripted work, this class is for you. It's the heart of what BETA Theater is about.

All development, scripting, casting, and rehearsal will occur during class. All material for the class and show will be created in the class utilizing improv and table writing sessions. There's no need to come to class with already written material. No homework required.

The class develops content from week to week, so absences are discouraged, and repeated absences may lead to being dropped from the class without refund.

Anyone who has completed any Level 1 Improv class anywhere is welcome to register. All sketches will be produced for the stage, and at the teacher's discretion, some will be considered to be produced and presented on video.

**Due to the collaborative nature of the development process, all completed content will be owned exclusively by BETA Theater**

Limited to 16
$250 Tuition

DATES

CLASSES
March 2, 2019
March 9, 2019
March 16, 2019
March 23, 2019
March 30, 2019
April 6, 2019
April 13, 2019
April 27, 2019

SKETCH SHOW
Saturday April 27, 2019 8pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Level 1 Improv
Apr
1
2:00 PM14:00

Level 1 Improv

Level One: Intro to Improv
8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours | Recital Performance
DATES:     SATURDAYS | 2PM-5PM | Beginning April 1st, 2017

INSTRUCTORS: Hudson Rains

REGISTER HERE

This class is about the foundations of scenic improvisation. Students will practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. 

Location:
RecRoom
100 Jackson Street
Houston, TX 77002

*** In order to pass Level One Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. Students are required to see two improv comedy shows over the course of the 8 week class. Attendance for the first and last class is very strongly recommended.

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