Two or Four Intro to Improvisation Classes at Action Theater (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Improv veteran hones the off-the-cuff skills of his protégés with individual and group exercises that focus on improvisational fundamentals

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. New customers only. Classes must be used by same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for two Intro to Improvisation classes (a $50 value)
  • $45 for four Intro to Improvisation classes (a $90 value)

Veteran improviser Owen Walker motivates students to tap into their creativity throughout two-hour classes that hone participants’ off-the-cuff skills with physical warm-ups, individual and group exercises, and partnered work. Classes are held on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This Groupon is also valid for any four-class series that hasn't already begun.

Action Theater

Owen Walker has been teaching the Action Theater method for more than 15 years. Originally a visual artist, Owen found a more immediate medium—the human body—and began to experiment with physical improv as a method to further explore his creative impulses. He studied extensively with Ruth Zaporah, the guru of the Action Theater method, and he is now one of the method’s six designated senior teachers.

The Action Theater method approaches physical improvisation and theater from three angles: language, voice, and movement. Classes give special attention to being fully present, connecting with a scene partner, and urging students to focus on how they do something, rather than what they do. The end result not only can transform a student’s performance on the stage, it can also enhance everyday skills such as empathy and spontaneity. Thus, though the technique is rooted in the theater, it can also benefit non-actors, much like a playhouse’s cell-phone-activated trap door.

Though Action Theater sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available

Action Theater

Owen Walker, the guru of the Action Theater method, and he is now one of the method’s six designated senior teachers.

The Action Theater method approaches physical improvisation and theater from three angles: language, voice, and movement. Classes give special attention to being fully present, connecting with a scene partner, and urging students to focus on how they do something, rather than what they do. The end result not only can transform a student’s performance on the stage, it can also enhance everyday skills such as empathy and spontaneity. Thus, though the technique is rooted in the theater, it can also benefit non-actors, much like a playhouse’s cell-phone-activated trap door.

Though Action Theater sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available

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