Improvisation Masterclass w/ Lyn Pierse 

A 4 week Improvisation course for professional working actors.

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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: 4 x Tuesday Mornings

Dates: 14th February – 7th March 2023.  

Cost: $295.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 10am – 1pm

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 Lyn Pierse

Often referred to as, ‘The Godmother of Theatresports® Lyn Pierse is a Theatresports Cranston Cup and National Theatresports Champion….and she literally wrote the book, Improvisation: the Guide, on impro and Theatresports.
Lyn is an actor, director, writer & producer who has taught two generations of actors, teachers, stand-ups and students of Improvisation through countless organisations, including NIDA, ACA, SAS, HUB STUDIOS, AIM Drama, University Workshops, Catholic Education Office, Drama NSW, NSW Speech & Drama, UNESCO Chair Romania, Sophia University Tokyo, Darlo Drama, Genesian Theatre, Corporate clients and she is an adjudicator Sydney Eisteddfod.

Veteran Theatresports® player, Cranston and National Champion, at the grassroots of Australian Improvisation 1980’s, as Theatresports® National Coach for Belvoir Company B, Lyn pioneered Theatresports® teaching across Australian universities, communities, and schools. She introduced Theatresports® to New Zealand and Japan, staged Theatresports® and comic extravaganzas; Cranston Cup Finals, Much Ado About Impro, Rediculous, National, Competitions and charity events to packed houses Sydney Opera House, Belvoir St., Enmore, EXPO Brisbane, Adelaide Festival, State Theatre Sydney, Parade Theatre.

Lyn’s Acting Credits; Flickerfest 2021 finalist Jump, Skinford, improvised feature Love Stuck, Tropfest Finalist 2016 ATM, webseriesThe Bench: Clown, How Not To Behave, Rake, Balmoral Protection Unit, All Saints, Home and Away, SBS’s improvised Going Home, Lie With Me, Heaven Help Us, Roberto Zucco, The Importance of Being Earnest, Quiet Companions, The Pigeons for Griffin Independent, The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show, Women Of Lockerbie, Tabloid Musical Improvised, Divinely Irresistible, Rex Cramphorn’s Measure For Measure, Australian Premiere Berkoff’s Greek and Season at Sarsaparilla, the Conquests of Carmen Miranda dir, Neil Armfield SATC.

Lyn continues her passion for teaching Improvisation returning to the HUB ACA, SAS, private students, corporate clients online, face- to-face and over the phone! She is currently writing her next Improvisation book for teachers and planning Teachers’ Toolkit 22-23 Impro Intensive. Director Improcorp Australia

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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