Improvisation Masterclass w/ Daniel Cordeaux 

A 6 week Improvisation course for professional working actors from one of the stars of ‘Thank God Your Here’. 

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Course Overview

Improvisation is mother of all invention. For an actor it is a MUST HAVE skill. Every audition, rehearsal and performance of comedy or drama requires us to improvise. We are required to hear and accept direction and make it our own. We listen to and hear the offers given by the other actor. We build on the improvised ideas and create something anew. We do this with and without a script. We do it alone and with others. We improvise making comic and dramatic choices. We learn timing, judgement and read micro cues. The seemingly simple, natural responses and playful reactions of childhood can however, be blocked by fear.

Improvisation skills offer actors a clear pathway to overcome the fear. When we connect with their own ideas, hear the other actor, respond truthfully and create from our unique imagination, we release our personality and true self.
Unlock your fear. Learn to accept your own and other’s ideas. Build on the ideas by advancing and extending. Invent spontaneous dialogue. Build storyline. Connect to vocal and physical impulses. Live in the moment. Play your function. Identify a range of status roles and fearlessly make the all important status transition. Improvisation skills, free actors to invent, create, tell stories, play functions, create characters, make strong choices, fearlessly live in truthful public solitude and transform. Impro is fun when you know how it works!!

Course Outline

  • What is an offer? Accepting, yielding, advancing, extending.
  • Building a story and creating dialogue that takes the story forward. What works? What doesn’t? Why?
  • Observation of self and others
  • Reading and playing status and body language – comedy and drama
  • Creating and playing given circumstances- offers of place/ time/ character/ motive/ stakes
  • Making transitions
  • Endowing belief and subtext
  • How to save a dying moment!! When enough is enough! Always leave them wanting more
  • Bringing a text to life.

Course Outcomes

  • Build self confidence – I am enough! Trust what you know
  • Skills to explore and unlock new areas of self and beyond to bring to the improvised moment or scene.
  • Timing – delivering lines, dialogue and punchlines.
  • Understanding of your own and others body language and how to read, assess, respond and use it.
  • Tangible skills to action when your mind goes blank!
  • Silence is golden when you fill the moment.

Session Details

When: 6 x Monday Evenings

Dates: 8th May – 12th June 2023.  

Cost: $365.00 incl GST 

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 21 Shepherd Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

Participants12 Maximum

Session Details

Payment Information

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

About Daniel PCordeauxe

Daniel is best known for his appearances in Thank God You’re Here.

In 2001 Daniel was invited to join the Australian Improv team in the Montreal International Just For Laughs festival where they won the Improv World Cup. Later the same year Daniel played in the Theatresports World Domination tournament in Atlanta Georgia, winning second place in a solo effort for Australia.

  • 2008 Geoff THE REHEARSAL ROOM Umbilical Bros New Zealand Tour
  • 2008 Various IMPRO TROPICANO NIDA Playhouse Lyn Pierse
  • 2008 Various A DIRECTOR’S MIND Newtown Theatre Cale Bain
  • 2008 Various WILL IT KILL ME Open Stage Productions Australian Museum
  • 2008 Various TRASH OR TREASURE Open Stage Productions National Maritime Museum
  • 2007 Geoff THE REHEARSAL ROOM Umbilical Bros S.O.H
  • 2007 Bottom A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM RAW EM Berynn Schwert
  • 2007 Various 25 YEARS Open Stage Production National Gallery Australia
  • 2006-08 Various SYDNEY BIENNALE Open stage Productions Art Gallery NSW
  • 2006-07 Various SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
  • 2006 Various THE AFTER LIFE Open Stage Productions National Gallery Australia
  • 2000-08 Various MAKING IT UP Open Stage Productions Art Gallery NSW

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

Course Application Form

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Further Questions

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