Bifocals at CAT – Improv Class for Seniors at CAT Theatre: You’re Never Too Old To Make Things Up!

By | January 7, 2018
Instructor: Amy Berlin

January 8-9-10 and 15-16-17, 2018, 10a-1p

Class fee: $100

Bifocals at CAT Theatre is offering an intensive improvisation workshop for those 50 and up. A high-fun, low-stress way to learn the art of spontaneous theatre. Students will learn the fundamentals of improv; build listening, communication, and focus skills; learn to be more playful; and have more fun on stage (and in life!). The course will cover different types of improvisational performance: short form, long form, comedic, dramatic, plot-based, theme-based, etc. Class will culminate in a lighthearted performance for friends and family.

Bifocals will be auditioning in the Spring for a short form, comedy improv show, which will tour to senior centers and assisted living facilities. While the class is not a prerequisite to audition, it will definitely be helpful for those interested, but without improv experience.

Amy has been improvising for more than 30 years, Locally, she has performed and/or taught improv at Long Form Improv Live, ComedySportz Richmond, Coalition Theatre, Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, University of Richmond, New Kent Winery, Firehouse Theatre, the Jewish Community Center, and the Flood Zone, among others. She currently performs with Disco Lemonade, which will be onstage at CAT on December 16th & 17th. Amy is also the creator of and a performer with InstaPlay, a improvisation troupe that creates spontaneous full length plays. Recent non-improv credits include directing Bifocals’ She’s Having a Party, appearing in The Good Body at TheatreLab, and writing, devising, and performing in a fully interactive murder mystery experience at The Byrd Theatre.

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