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WHY DO ATOMS MAKE GOOD IMPROVISERS?

BECAUSE THEY MAKE UP EVERYTHING! 


(It's a God-awful joke, but considering the atomic nature of Our Improv System, we couldn't resist!)


Centred around the inspired philosophy we cultivate in The IMPROV Mind-Set, this innovative programme explores the key components of Our Improv System in four unique learning experiences. These courses afford time and consideration for the essential aspects of improvisational theatre in isolation, facilitating a dive deep into their respective specifics. 


Having successfully completed The IMPROV Mind-Set, players progress through The IMPROV Life Hack and The IMPROV Tool-Kit in their preferred order before applying everything they’ve learned so far to the many splendored show formats in The IMPROV Playbook.

WHAT COMES NEXT?

There's no limit to Grand Stretch players — and we mean that in every sense of the term! Beyond Our Improv System, we pride ourselves in providing continued training and performance opportunities for the ever-growing pool of Grand Stretch players and our improv friends who aspire to improvise professionally. 


When you catch us in the act in PRODUCTION,  you'll get a sense of what we're all about! So, be sure to follow us Facebook and Instagram so you're up to date on our movements.

FIND THE IMPROV CLASS FOR YOU, AND JOIN US IN DUBLIN IN 2020!

Or keep reading to learn more information about what each of our improv classes have to offer.

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The principles of our inspired

IMPROVISATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

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  Our PLAYING METHOD 

and NARRATIVE APPROACH

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Improvising STAGECRAFT

and exploring THEATRICAL FORMS

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Our favourite SHOW FORMATS

and playing with GENRE

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THE PRINCIPALS OF OUR IMPROVISATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Life conditions us to safeguard our futures, to overburden our choices, and to punish ourselves for our failures. In that sense, The IMPROV Mind-Set is the perfect antidote to life…


This lively and enlightening improv class combines our favourite exercises, theatre games and scene work to dissipate the fears that impede our spontaneity and ruin our talents. Embracing the pleasure in risk, and reaping the rewards of failure, we reacquaint people with their innately creative and brilliant selves — present in the moment, free of inhibitions, ready in focus, curious in discovery, trusting in collaboration, benevolent in play, and making things happen with ease, joy and confidence. 


Release your creative flow through a dynamic group of like-minded individuals in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Live a little. Learn a little. Laugh a lot! 

PRE-REQUISITE: No prior experience of any kind is required. It's all to play for! Come as you are, and prepare to be unprepared. 


DELIVERY METHOD: Primarily in Dublin, we offer classes as a Weekend Intensive o 6-Week Course (Weekday Evenings / Saturdays, once weekly)  


• If an improv class in Dublin doesn't suit you, please contact us to discuss the potential of Grand Stretch working with a local community group or organisation in your area.


COST: €180 / €160 (seniors, students, unwaged — valid proof of concession required) 


• Deposit of €100 is payable with enrolment, and balance can be paid on the first day of class.

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OUR PLAYING METHOD AND NARRATIVE APPROACH:

Life is comic, and tragic, and complicated. Life is bleak, and outrageous, and profound. Life is high stakes, and low blows, and rising tyranny, and fallen heroes, and LIFE — as it happens — is worthy of staging…


The IMPROV Life Hack holds not just a mirror but a magnifying glass up to human nature. We decode the complexities of our interactions, allowing us to bring unconscious behaviours into consciousness so that we can use our findings as assets in striving to bring life to the stage with authentic characters, truthful relationships, meaningful stories and memorable moments in improvised theatre. 

PRE-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set*


• If you don't meet this specific pre-requisite but have similar learning or performance experience, please contact us to discuss before enrolling


DELIVERY METHOD: Primarily in Dublin, we offer Weekend Intensives (2 Days) or 6-Week Courses (Weekday Evenings / Saturdays, once weekly) 


• If an improv class in Dublin doesn't suit you, please contact us to discuss the potential of Grand Stretch working with a local community group or organisation in your area.


COST: €180 / €160 (seniors, students, unwaged — valid proof of concession required) 


• Deposit of €100 is payable with enrolment, and balance can be paid on the first day of class.

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IMPROVISING STAGECRAFT AND EXPLORING THEATRICAL FORMS:

Behind the smoke and mirrors of stagecraft are the nuts and bolts of stagecraft. Join Darren Yorke in This course explores the full potential of the stage in improvisational theatre; accruing theatrical devices and developing storytelling techniques with which to create unique, dynamic and memorable moments.


Mime, Scenography, Magical Realism, Storytelling, Music

PRE-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set*


• If you don't meet this specific pre-requisite but have similar learning or performance experience, please contact us to discuss before enrolling


DELIVERY METHOD: Primarily in Dublin, we offer Weekend Intensives (2 Days) or 6-Week Courses (Weekday Evenings / Saturdays, once weekly) 


• If an improv class in Dublin doesn't suit you, please contact us to discuss the potential of Grand Stretch working with a local community group or organisation in your area.


COST: €180 / €160 (seniors, students, unwaged — valid proof of concession required) 


• Deposit of €100 is payable with enrolment, and balance can be paid on the first day of class.

GRAND STRETCH — OUR IMPROV SYSTEM: THE IMPROV PLAYBOOK

THE MANY SPLENDORED SHOW FORMATS IN OUR IMPROV PLAYBOOK:

IT'S ALL TO PLAY FOR!


(LET US PLAY!)

PRE-REQUISITES: The IMPROV Mind-Set, The IMPROV Life Hack and The IMPROV Tool-Kit


• If you don't meet this specific pre-requisite but have similar learning or performance experience, please contact us to discuss before enrolling


DELIVERY METHOD: Primarily in Dublin, we offer Weekend Intensives (2 Days) or 6-Week Courses (Weekday Evenings / Saturdays, once weekly) 


• If an improv class in Dublin doesn't suit you, please contact us to discuss the potential of Grand Stretch working with a local community group or organisation in your area.


COST: €180 / €160 (seniors, students, unwaged — valid proof of concession required) 


• Deposit of €100 is payable with enrolment, and balance can be paid on the first day of class.