IMPROVISE LIKE A SCREENWRITER | THE SHAPES OF STORIES
It is said that there are only 7 basic plots that can ever be told. If that is the case, then why do we keep making, and telling, stories? It is because we care about the characters in the story more than the story itself.
This workshop will explore various structures in storytelling, decode plot points, and deconstruct character arcs. We will learn how to establish a world that matters, how to drive a story through plot points and character arcs, and organically create moments that leave a lasting impact on the audience. Once we understand these structures, 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 18
18:00 – 20:30 (GMT + 2)
WORKSHOP – 20€ // 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.