Intro to Duos

Intro to Duos offers a deep exploration of the two person scene and serves as a pre-requisite for entry in the Two-Play program. Over the course of 6 weeks, students will learn the fundamentals of performing in an improv duo (observing and listening to your scene partner, making one choice at a time and committing, playing with authenticity) from Marcus Sams, a highly-experienced improviser with years of duo and teaching experience. Marcus’s ‘Effortless Improv’ technique will facilitate your growth and increase your ability to play with subtlety and nuance and to trust and rely on yourself for honest inspiration, all while learning the fundamentals of two person improv!

Intro to Duos is great for anyone who wants to elevate their improv play, is searching for a duo partner, or wants to try out a potential duo partner. In other words, you don’t need to have a duo partner to join this class, however, you may find one before it ends!

Max students: 14
Prerequisite: At least 3 levels at an improv training center or by instructor recommendation.

Why Duo it?

Improv is built upon the two-person scene and, therefore, duo work makes you a better performer because it holds you accountable for your improv – your choices, your attention, your commitment.

Often, when performing in larger groups, two-person scenes get cut short for any number of reasons: your fellow improvisers want to “save” the scene, may want to play themselves or may want to “add on” to a scene in order to heighten it. When any of these things happen, the two person scene is lost. If you feel you have been stuck doing the same type of improv, this class provides a path to evolved play.

After being in a duo for over 10 years, I can say that nothing else accelerates your growth and increases your stage confidence than being in a duo. The gift of two people playing together without interruption allows the improviser to go deeper, play the nuance of the scene and eliminate the fear of silence.

Classes will be on Thursday nights from 7PM – 10 PM
Classes: Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14
Grad Show: Dec 15

Investment:

$250 / 6 Week Class + 1 Grad Show
10% discount for repeating students.
No refunds for classes missed.