IMPROVISE LIKE A SCREENWRITER | ARCHETYPAL RELATIONSHIPS
You’ve heard it from teachers, read it in books, and argued about it back stage: “It’s about the relationship, not the story.” But what does this actually mean? What are these relationships and why are they so important? How exactly do we bring the scene to the relationship?
This is not a workshop about Character Archetypes, but about the archetypal relationships that screenwriters and storytellers use to create dynamic stories that we love to watch. In this workshop we will get familiar with the common archetypal relationships found in stories. We will learn how to recognize these relationships when they appear organically in scenes, and explore how different archetypal relationships can create different types of scenes. Once we understand these relationships, we can begin to use them to our advantage to craft rich, dynamic stories that an audience loves to watch.
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Improvise Like A Screenwriter is a 3-part online improv workshop series by Trent Pancy, and combines theoretical lecture and practical exercises. It is intended for improvisers with Intermediate and Advanced experience. The workshops can be taken as individual drop-ins, or as a 3-part course. Course Participants will receive a packet of learning material and resources for continued learning.
PART ONE | ARCHETYPAL RELATIONSHIPS (May 11)
PART TWO | THE SHAPES OF STORIES (May 18)
PART THREE | STORYTELLING DEVICES (May 25)
MONDAY MAY 11
18:00 – 20:30 (GMT + 2)
SINGLE WORKSHOP – 20€ // FULL COURSE – 55€ (Use Coupon Code SCREENWRITER at Checkout for Discount)
CLASSES HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM (Participants will receive an email with room invitation after purchase)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Trent Pancy is an American ex-pat living in Tampere, Finland. A professional improviser, Trent is the founder of YesFinland, and holds a BA in Theatre Arts, a BA in Media Production, and an MA in Screenwriting. He has taught and performed improv across the globe, and has been a guest lecturer on Storytelling & Character Design in Universities.