Workshops

Rapid Fire Theatre offers public improv workshops throughout the year. Public Workshops take place at The Foote Theatre School at The Citadel Theatre (9828-101A Ave – Shoctor Alley).

Special Workshop: Improvised Song Intensive

Ever dreamt of getting up on stage and making up a song on the spot? Matt Alden and Hunter Cardinal will lead you through simple exercises in shared group songs, finding choruses, and even, solos. This 1-day workshop runs 9am-5pm on Saturday May 31 in Foote Classroom C. No singing or improv experience required.  Sign up now!

LEVEL 1 – Intro to Improv

A foundations workshop on the concepts of improvisation, with a focus on agreement and confidence-building. In this class, you will be challenged to start obeying your impulse, and to work collaboratively with others. A great way to challenge yourself and break out of your comfort zone! You will have the opportunity to perform for 15 minutes in the Workshop Performance Series (dates below). Performance is encouraged, but not mandatory.

LEVEL 2 – Scenework

A workshop that combines all we’ve worked on in Level I, with a focus on scenework.  You will develop complex characters, and explore your environment in more depth. By the end of this class, you should be able to confidently perform the scariest scene of all; the open scene! You will have the opportunity to perform for 15 minutes in the Workshop Performance Series (dates below). Performance is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Level 3 – Advanced Shortform

This workshop expands the definition of what scenework is, by exploring different structures such as monologues, split scenes, narration and edits. Students should be able to set up and play Theatresports games by the end of this class. You will have the opportunity to perform for 15 minutes in the Workshop Performance Series (dates below). Performance is encouraged, but not mandatory. *You must have permission from your Level 2 instructor to register.*

Level 4A – Intro to Narrative Longform

An exploration of long format improvisational structures that are both linear and non-linear narratives, such as directed long forms and Tap Outs. You will discuss advanced storytelling concepts, as well as continue to develop editing techniques. You will have the opportunity to perform 30-minute pieces, and receive specific notes on your performance. *You must have permission from your Level 3 instructor to register. You may register for 4A or 4B in any order.*

Level 4B – Intro to Thematic Longform

An exploration of The Structured Harold and Harold-derived thematic long format improv. You will work on different openings, and developing a group mind mentality with your ensemble. You will have the opportunity to perform 30-minute pieces, and receive specific notes on your performance. *You must have permission from your Level 3 instructor to register. You may register for 4A or 4B in any order.*

Workshop Performance Series

At the end of each workshop term Rapid Fire Theatre presents the  workshop performance show in the Zeidler Hall at The Citadel Theatre, the dates for those shows are as follows:

  • Thursday May 1 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday May 29 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday June 26 at 7:30pm

Improvaganza Intensives

There will be public daytime intensives offered from international instructors during IMPROVAGANZA (June 18-28, 2014).

Looking for classes for children young adults?

Rapid Fire Theatre’s world-class instructors also lead workshops in improv at The Citadel’s Foote Theatre School.