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Level 2 Improv (3/6-4/10) with Julie Hunicutt

About the Class
This class will help students take the basic elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy learned in Level One and apply them toward building great scenes that engage an audience. Students will leave this level with an understanding of how to make strong initiations, establish who/what/where, heighten the funniest choices and edit scenes.

Students will learn and practice techniques for starting scenes, enhancing and enriching scenes, finding yourself when you feel lost, and creating characters that are completely unique. There will be a final graduation performance at The PIT for friends, family and others.This class will help students take the core elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy learned in Level One and apply them toward building great scenes that engage an audience.

Students will leave this level with an understanding of how to make strong initiations, establish who/what/where, heighten the funniest choices and edit scenes. Students will learn and practice techniques for starting scenes, enhancing and enriching scenes, finding yourself when you feel lost, and creating characters that are completely unique. There will be a final graduation performance at The PIT for friends, family, and others.  

About the Instrucor

Julie Hunicutt has taught in a diverse range of educational environments including professional training programs such as Steppenwolf Classes West and as a Teaching Associate at California State University Long Beach. Julie has created Movement for Creativity workshops for industry professionals in Los Angeles, joined the faculty at CSU’s Summer Arts program, created and taught devised performance curriculum as guest faculty member with Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles, developed integrated text and movement workshops for teens, and recently joined the acting faculty at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.

In addition to her specialization in movement, Julie combines academic inquiry with her professional experience to create innovative curriculum for scene study, text analysis, dramaturgy, and devising techniques. Julie draws upon her expertise in movement and improvisation techniques in order to infuse her lecture-based courses with curiosity, rigor and a sense of play. Teaching upper division courses within CSULB’s Theatre Arts BA program, Julie challenged a diverse population of performance majors to think critically about their work as arts scholars and citizens. Julie believes in a learn-by-doing approach when teaching both performance theory and practice, and endeavors to educate the kind of theatre-makers she would be proud to call future collaborators and fellow citizens.

Earlier Event: March 6
Open Mic