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"Sketch Comedy Live!" Outrageous Acting and Improv for Older Learners

Acting & improvisation taught in a fun and challenging class, often with team competitions that teens will love: I tailor many of the challenges and scene starters for each group so you will not find them in any other acting class!
Gordon Woolvett, ACTRA / UBCP / WGC
178 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
year olds
learners per class

Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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Because of my three basic rules, the following are encouraged and promoted for all students regardless of experience level: 

-Students learn to focus their minds and increase concentration
-They practice and understand the importance of respect and teamwork. 
-They build confidence and gain tools to deal with nervousness or shyness through breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as through the success of performing with other students
-They develop tools to “think outside the box” and generate new ideas’ in the moment’
-They learn how to shape and direct stories and narratives through miniature plots to ultimate resolutions 

When a student comes up with a new and spontaneous idea in the moment, and it works, they feel the instant thrill of success. They get a laugh from their group peers and they develop a new and deeper connection with their scene partner(s). My goal for every student is to equip them with the tools to be able to achieve that moment and experience that success for themselves.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I make best efforts to avoid politics and religion or more "gruesome" subjects (horror and crime), but sooner or later a student will cast him or herself in the role of a religious leader or famous politician, or set a scene in a church or the Whitehouse etc., or pretend to be a serial killer or an investigator following up on the discovery of a body.... This is fictional drama and comedy. It is make-believe and it is important to the process to let their imaginations open up. We want them to explore their ideas unrestricted, as long as their ideas do not denigrate others or make another learner uncomfortable. I give all the students the option to chat me privately if they are uncomfortable with an idea so they can voice a concern without drawing attention to themself.  Also, while I maintain a safe zone of inclusivity for all faiths and ideologies: hate speech, prejudice or cyber bullying will not be allowed and parents will be notified. 


Gordon Woolvett, ACTRA / UBCP / WGC
Lives in Canada
Acting & Improv For Kids and Teens
178 total reviews
93 completed classes

About Me

Besides being a fun and energetic teacher on Outschool, I am a professional, working, TV & film actor; a screenwriter; a director; a soccer coach; a scout leader; a drama coach/teacher, and a father of three. 

I have been in front of, and behind,... 
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