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Playing it Straight with Antonia Bär

Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Antonia Bär

The Voice of Reason or Straight Man is the sensible character who points out absurdities and represents “real world logic”. They are the comedian of the scene who frames the Game and signals to the audience what is funny.
In this workshop, we’ll explore how to have the most fun when playing a Voice of Reason character. We’ll clear up some misconceptions about the part, and look at a number of different ways to play it straight. We’ll focus on using emotions and specific points of view to help shape the comedic idea of a scene and move away from playing generic Straight Men that only get in the way of the absurd.
If right now you don’t love playing the Straight Man, this workshop is for you!

Improv experience required (Must have completed at least Level 1 – Intro to Improv at The CCB Training School or equivalent).


Please read our health & safety requirements below!


Class Size: 16 students

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TBD

Event Dates

July 23rd

Location

Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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Workshop Info & Requirements


Health & Safety Requirements

  • If you are feeling unwell, please let us know and stay home!
  • We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.

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Questions? Concerns?
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We're pretty sure all your questions are answered here).

Can I get a refund after registering?

No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!

Can I test a class before joining?

No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.

I'm going to miss some classes or the student show… Can I still register?

Yes but... we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.

We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.

The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.

If you know you'll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you'll simply not get enough out of the course and you'll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.

I’m an experienced improviser, can I skip ahead?

Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we've found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form 'impro', status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.

How many students are in a class?

Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size - these will be noted in the event description.

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