Introduction to Long Form – Mondays 30 Sep to 18 Nov

Short form? Long form? It’s all improv! But making that jump from short form games and scenes to longer work can be daunting.

This is an eight week course introducing you to a variety of styles of long form – genre-based longform, vignettes, monoscenes, Harold, la ronde, soap, and more. We’ll work with exercises that connect the skills of short form with the demands of long form, and at the end of the course there will be an opportunity to perform at WIT’s Improv Lounge using one or more of the forms studied.

Pre-requisite: WIT’s Narrative/storytelling course or similar. You can discuss your suitability with the tutor or email creative2@wit.org.nz.

The teacher: Jennifer O’Sullivan is a Wellington based improvisor, producer, publicist, and other such things. She has been a member of WIT since 2006 and improvising since way too long ago. Her long form experience includes CSI Wainui, the Die-Nasty Soapathon 2011, The Young and the WITless (as a player and as a director), Thrills & Swoon, and children’s shows Fairy Godfather, Mild Wild West and Comic Heroes.