Four special improv classes for those looking to get down and dirty this holiday season! For intermediate or advanced improvisers. Must be aged 18+. PHYSICALITY AND SPACEWORK - November 12 We'll focus on engaging with your surroundings, using "props," building a location, as well as how changes in your physicality (stance, gait, gestures, actions) create a rich foundation for exciting scene work. STORYTELLING AND NARRATION - November 19 This class will explore the structural elements of a story, what makes a good one, and different ways to tell it, such as perspective, third-person omniscient, the unreliable narrator, flash forwards, flashbacks, and space jumps. CHARACTER AND EMOTION - December 3 You've got a million in you! We'll dig them out with games that use endowment, justification and heightening. Characters will interact in lots of fun ways in order to clarify their points-of-view and explore their personalities. A VISIT TO LONG-FORM - December 10 Let's do a quick tour of long-form improv! We'll explore how to edit, sweep, callback, mix characters into different scenes, raise the stakes, share focus, and when to enter and exit a scene. INSTRUCTOR SARAH HOLT was always intrigued by improv, but it wasn't until actress and Second City alumna Bonnie Hunt suggested it (after using humor to cover up escorting Bonnie to the wrong address for a CBS press junket) that Sarah took the leap. She trained with The Groundlings in NYC, eventually performing with various troupes around the Big Apple. Moving to DC to work at PBS, she joined Washington Improv Theater, which back then was the only troupe in town. In 2001, Sarah launched LTA's improv program, and has also taught improv at The Actors' Center and Shakespeare Theatre. Her company Mixed Minds uses the principles of improv to design and conduct collaboration workshops for teams of all sizes. She's a member of LTA's house troupe The Retrocessionists and performs Shakespeare-prov with The Crude Mechanicals.