Improvised acting opens your mind, makes teamwork extremely easier, helps you to create better ideas/performance on stage/camera, and enables you to think, act, and react out of the box!
Learn the true art of improvisational acting with the founder of the first professional improvisation troupe (ImproBeirut) in Lebanon and producer/director of the first improvisational shows in the Arab world Lebanese director Lucien Bourjeily. Four sessions intensive improv class focusing on improvisational acting. Learn the
techniques to improvise scenes and characters for performance.
Participants will learn to seek out patterns and connections between characters, scenes and ideas. The class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. In addition, the class will establish students' improv vocabulary, allowing them to examine not only individual scenes but entire improvised shows!
An actual improvised/interactive theater show will be held at the last hour of the last session in which friends would be invited to attend as a mean to put into practice what has been learned in the workshop.
CERTIFICATE & PHOTOS
A certificate of completion will be delivered by the end of the 4 sessions to all participants, along with pictures pertaining each of the participant's best acting scenes/parts during the workshop which could be added to their acting portfolio.
Thursday, May 8 (6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.)
Friday, May 9 (6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.)
Saturday, May 10 (6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 11 (6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.)
Masrah Al Madina (Hamra Street, Beirut)
please email a motivation letter (less than 200 words including the reason why you’d like to join) including your name, mobile number to:
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: Monday, Apr. 21, 2014
For More Info, please CALL: 03/694 998
You will be notified by email if you have been accepted to the workshop.
Please note that seats are very limited.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR LUCIEN BOURJEILY:
Fulbright scholar and holding a Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Filmmaking from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Mostly known for his innovative work as a director in the performing arts field and as a filmmaker, for more than 12 years (since early 2001), has conducted numerous acting, improvisation, and storytelling workshops in Lebanon, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. to a wide variety of participants. His work has traveled the worldwide festival circuits and won him many prestigious awards of which the YCE international British Council award in Scotland.
He was the first to introduce, in 2008, interactive improvised theater (Forum Theater, theater sports, and other improv formats) to the Lebanese and Middle Eastern audience. He founded ImproBeirut (the first professional improvisational troupe in the Middle East) that same year to spread awareness about improvisational theater in the Arab world and a year later (in 2009) he co-founded VAPA association to advocate the use of arts to resolve social issues.