Advanced Forms – The Slacker (with Andrew Blumhagen)
Are you looking for a form that allows for the flexibility of organic scene development while still allowing you to dive into the structure of Game-based improv? The Slacker beautifully balances quick-paced editing with rich characters and slower scenes. Use both sides of your brain and dive into The Slacker!
In this 4-week course, we’ll discover how to build rich characters and relationships in grounded scenes and then let those scenes explode into fast-paced edits as we follow characters down the rabbit hole. We’ll learn how to balance quick tag-runs with developing strong characters and slower scenes, and how we can bring a Slacker set to a satisfying conclusion without a fixed structure of scenes.
The Slacker is a great format for those advanced students and performers looking to strengthen their organic, grounded improv skills while playing Game, and it’s flexibility is perfect for teams looking for a fun form to develop into something of their own.
Please read through the General Course Info below before registering!
Class Size: 12 students
Student Show: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
PREREQUISITES: ALL courses up to and including Level 3 at The CCB Training School
- January 13th
- January 20th
- January 27th
- February 3rd
Course Info & Requirements
This course includes:
- a student show
- free student tickets to improv shows at Comedy Café Berlin
Health & Safety Requirements
- If you are feeling unwell, please let your instructor know and stay home!
- We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.
- All students must read and agree to our School Policies and the above Healthy & Safety Guidelines.
- Students must be respectful to their fellow students and course instructors, and adhere to our Student & Teacher Code of Conduct and our Community Code of Conduct.
Have questions? Take a look at our FAQs
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We’re pretty sure all your questions are answered here).
No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!
No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.
Yes but… we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.
We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.
The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.
If you know you’ll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you’ll simply not get enough out of the course and you’ll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.
Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we’ve found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form ‘impro’, status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.
Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size – these will be noted in the event description.