Videos, Training Manuals & Improv Theater
TIPS ON STARTING YOUR OWN IMPROV GROUP
• Decide what level of IMPROV would work best to meet the needs of your community or target audience (e.g. a touring group or a group that addresses specific community needs; don't forget about staying within funding parameters).
• The leader should be trained and knowledgeable of the dynamics of IMPROV theatre and also about their role as the processor for each scene.
• Now you are ready to select your IMPROV team ("Imagine That" holds annual auditions for high school teens in Spartanburg County).
• You must now train the group as a team on improvisational theatre and also inform them of what your goals are for the group.
• Decide the issues that you will address, create your scenes, and set meeting/rehearsal dates.
• Perform your first show and experience the "magic" of IMPROV!!!
The "Imagine That!" Introductory Video gives insight into the troupe and demonstrations of "Imagine That's" performance style. If you would like to schedule "Imagine That" for an event, but do not fully understand the concept, this tape provides a visual example of what "Imagine That" is all about. The video is available upon request.
Also, available upon request are the "Imagine That" performances as seen on the Speak Your Peace TV show broadcast over Channel 62 ("The New 62") in upstate SC, western GA, and eastern NC.
TRAINING VIDEO "Imagine That" has completed a new training video entitled Art Meets Method. This video takes the viewer through the process of creating an IMPROV scene, "Imagine That" style.
It covers topics such as choosing a topic, determining your message, creating backstories, identifying characters, and staging.
TRAINING MANUAL The "Imagine That" Training Manual is available to groups who are interested in starting their own improvisational theater troupe. The manual contains valuable information on how to start an IMPROV team.
Examples of chapter headings taken from the manual include: The Tools for Presenting Great IMPROV, Choosing Scenes and Creating Shows, Planning and Coordinating Training Workshops, and Administration and Coordination.