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American Improv

English Language Improvisational Theater in Vienna, Austria

Chicago-style "organic" improvisational theater and Viennese charm. Play and learn together with supportive, positive people in a safe space. Learn how to fail colossally with confidence and still deliver a winning performance. Tell stories that move the audience and create an epic tale together with your fellow performers. All while meeting likeminded people and building friendships that last a lifetime.

 
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Events

6-Week Introductory Improv Class in English

Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Sep 30, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Embodymate

Ybbsstraße 25, 1020 Vienna

EUR 270 per person incl. tax

This class focusses on improvisational scene work. Participants will learn how to create rich, deep, engaging base realities, and build upon them with fun, hilarious, and touching games that keep the audience at the edge of their seats. You will learn to create unique, interesting, recognizable characters that move spectators and inspire co-stars to develop scenes in exciting and unexpected ways. Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn all the basics of improvisational long form. You and you fellow classmates will learn character painting with posture, voice modulation, status, and emotion. You will learn to heighten and raise the stakes of a scene. You will learn to explore and find what else is true in the reality you and your partner are creating. And you will learn to react to your scene partner's gifts and play at the top of your intelligence. Because of the current health crisis, we cannot have a final performance with guests. However, we have organized a professional director of photography to record your final group performance on film and you will receive a copy of the video as a keepsake.

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6-Week Introductory Improv Class in English

Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Nov 04, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Wed, Dec 02, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Embodymate

Ybbsstraße 25, 1020 Vienna

EUR 270 per person incl. tax

This class focusses on improvisational scene work. Participants will learn how to create rich, deep, engaging base realities, and build upon them with fun, hilarious, and touching games that keep the audience at the edge of their seats. You will learn to create unique, interesting, recognizable characters that move spectators and inspire co-stars to develop scenes in exciting and unexpected ways. Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn all the basics of improvisational long form. You and you fellow classmates will learn character painting with posture, voice modulation, status, and emotion. You will learn to heighten and raise the stakes of a scene. You will learn to explore and find what else is true in the reality you and your partner are creating. And you will learn to react to your scene partner's gifts and play at the top of your intelligence. Because of the current health crisis, we cannot have a final performance with guests. However, we have organized a professional director of photography to record your final group performance on film and you will receive a copy of the video as a keepsake.

Sign-up via Eventbrite by clicking the button below.

Emotive Improv - Intermediate Workshop in English

Thu, Nov 05, 2020, 7pm-10pm

Embodymate

Ybbsstraße 25, 1020 Vienna

EUR 45 per person incl. tax

Emotions give your performance life, and captivate your audience by making them empathize with your characters journey. Empathy is a powerful way to make your audience feel for you and form a portal to the rich, theatrical world you're creating for them. Genuine, heartfelt, believable emotions are incredible gifts to your scene partner and help ground you and your partner in the reality you're creating together. In this workshop you will learn to paint your character's emotional landscape and believably portray your emotional reactions, needs, and wants as part of a breathtaking performance.

This is an intermediate-level workshop. Experience with improvisational theater is not necessary but recommended. If you're unsure, just get in touch at contactamericanimprov@gmail.com.

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Introductory Improv Workshop in English - September 10, 2020
 

Reviews

Had an amazing time at my first improv class. 10/10 would recommend to any and all! I had never done any sort of improv or acting before and it was a great learning experience.

Lane, Vienna

Ich hab mich am Anfang etwas gefürchtet. Reingestoßen und los geht’s. Aber WOW… was für eine tolle Erfahrung. Einen Haken hat das ganze natürlich: „wenn ich nur aufhören könnte“ Absolute Empfehlung, tolle Erfahrung, toller Lehrer!

Alexandra, Vienna

Peter is a great improviser and a wonderful teacher! Whether your new, advanced or have NO idea what improv is, take classes with Peter! He will make it easy, fun and you’ll leave the class with new friends and a greater understanding of improv.

Jeannie, San Jose

First time doing improv and this was the perfect way to get a full experience! Lots of fun, laughter and quality people with different improv background. Peter's experience guided our group and time flew by!

Caroline, Vienna

 

Meet your instructor

Peter Graff studied improvisational theater for four years while living in the United States He attended classes, and played theaters all over the San Francisco bay area. He has completed courses and curricula at ImprovBostonComedySportz San Jose, Endgames Improv, Made Up Theatre, and Bay Area Theater Sports. Peter has performed at improv theaters and festivals with his troupes Pool Side Improv and She's British, and taken workshops from improv legends Betsy Stover, Jimmy Fowlie, Susan Messing, Rachel Hamilton, and Matt Besser. Peter's style is organic, emotive, and relationship driven. He also thoroughly enjoys improv games, and theater sports on stage, as well as in real life.

 

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