The Annoyance Training Center teaches students how to develop and maintain a strong individual voice in their improvisation. This intensive will address the initiation of a scene; developing and maintaining strong characters; learning to hold on to your initial choices while at the same time, expanding on (heightening) the choices you have made; and learning to become deft at creating and weaving unexpected, character-based choices into your work.
Annoyance classes challenge the conventional wisdom of the rules of improvisation, examining what’s behind them and how they came to be in the first place. Simply put, we make you the best improviser YOU can be. All of our intensive teachers are ensemble members who have learned and performed with The Annoyance, and thus have first hand experience with the way we approach improvisation.
Intensives will run daily from 10am-5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch. Tuesday night session with Mick Napier will run from 5-7pm. Optional Puppetry class from 5:30-7:30 Wednesday night. Intensive show from 6-7pm Friday night.
Reviews from 2017 intensives:
“This whole week got me doing things that I’ve never done and loving improv again like I never have before.”
“It was a really wonderful experience and it was engaging from Monday through Friday. Everyone was really friendly and made us feel welcome. That theater is a special place… Every instructor was mind-blowing in their own way and really helped my approach to improv.”