In the broadest sense, improv is about finding the fullest potential in what is readily available. Ergo every performance – even when scripted – is improvised because the actor is making the fullest use of the text, the stage, and the ensemble. Improv fosters spontaneity, ownership, and connectivity, ideal for a thespian’s education, where such skills are often overlooked in favor of the purely technical, dramaturgical, and conceptual. In this introductory course, students will begin to learn the basic principles and practices of improvised theatre. Classwork will build directly upon and connect to previous acting experience. Students will walk away with rehearsal tools, devising models, and performance skills to sharpen their craft and collaborative competency.