$19 for a One-Day Intro to Improvisation Workshop and T-shirt at Instant Theatre Company ($59 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Talented coach Alistair Cook
  • Comprehensive intro workshop
  • No improv experience needed
  • Weekend workshop

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Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. 2 weeks cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. All classes taught in English. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Improvisation traces its origins to the dark ages, when villagers had to react quickly to accusations of witchcraft and implications they'd invented the Internet. Learn a historic, fast-paced art with today's Groupon: for $19, you get an Introduction to Improvisation workshop (a $39 value) on a Saturday or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a T-shirt (a $20 value) at Instant Theatre Company (a $59 total value, including HST). Click here for Instant Theatre's available workshop dates.

Instant Theatre's artistic director Alistair Cook extracts on-the-spot emotion from participants during team exercises, storytelling, and scene work to encourage unleashing creativity in both stage performances and in daily life. Up to 15 students attend each intro workshop at the Instant Shop studio, flexing short-form biceps and long-form obliques in the basics of play, spontaneity, character, and story. During warm-ups, Alistair introduces concepts including acceptance and justification before a 45-minute midday lunch break re-energizes brain pistons. Performance games cap off the lesson, in which pupils craft 30-second scene starts, their first narrated scenes, and defend dissertations on the benefits of miming. After each workshop, students receive one of the company's graphic T-shirts in a hand-drawn aesthetic.

While performance experience is preferred, students may arrive to class without any prior improvisation skills. Cook and his company employ both long and short form methods using a blend of structured, freestyle, and underwater stage-combat techniques, also drawing from experience building national improv-centric instructional programs.

Customer Reviews

Excellent show and enjoyed the ambiance of the theatre audience. Will definitely return. Kudos to all the actors on stage & to Alistair Cooke for a job well done!
Dolly R. · August 7, 2016
Great show!
Taona K. · June 1, 2016
As of the last couple years, Instant Theatre is decidedly the best improv in Vancouver. Well worth the visit even without a discount, but if you HAVE TO feel like you're getting a deal, get the Groupon! I don't know if they admit children into their shows, but they're VERY clean. Go ahead and invite Aunt Mildred. They also do improv classes that are the most fun you can have indoors with your clothes on.
Jesse C. · May 6, 2016
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