This physical and playful class teaches you to switch focus from an overthinking mind to a reactive mind rooted in the present moment. You start off strangers on day 1. After two hours, you’ve bonded together in a silly, laugh-inducing memorable way.
You will train and strengthen the improv principle of Yes-And while maintaining that beginner’s mind. We’ll uncover and get a better understanding for the mechanics behind improv games and scenes.
All the Basics
It’s time to take a deep dive, look behind the scenes, under the hood, at the inner workings of improv theory. This class is great for those who wish to explore the ins and outs of improv through extensive feedback and playful work.
We introduce you to the brilliant craft of stand-up comedy writing. You’ll walk away with a 5-minute written and performed stand-up set.
Characters & Relationships
Step outside yourself and into the ‘skin’ of the imaginative characters you create. Make your improv scenes more engaging and enjoyable to watch by developing strong characters and meaningful relationships.
Object Work & Environment
To enrich our improv scenes and activate the audience’s imagination, we will build creative environments from our collective imagination and let our body and actions do the talking for us.
Scene & Story
Learn the importance of storytelling in improvisation and explore thematic forms, genres and devices used to create story-based games and scenes.
Continue working on your jokes in the context of a supportive group to train helpful habits, debate aspects of comedy writing and to help you find your voice.
Make the transition from short form to long form improv by focusing on editing, ending a scene, working with different storylines and supporting from the sidelines.
Explore the shortform improv games that always looked too difficult to try! Learn how to host and direct games and interact with the audience to get the best suggestions.
Feel stuck playing the same characters, miming the same activities, saying the same words? Benefit from an expert eye and receive extensive constructive feedback to take your improv to the next level.
Advanced Specialist Courses
Find the perfect improv format for you and your duo-partner by focusing on scene structure, character and storytelling.
Imagine you are in this amateur theater group and together, you create your own play in real-time on stage. It will look like it’s scripted but it’s all improvised!
You’ll be accompanied by a live pianist as you learn to perform improvised singing games. It’s easier than you think and sooo much fun!
Work on skills designed to make you a better actor and create deep and meaningful scenes through characters with many facets and real life objectives.
Solo Sketch Writing
Like playing characters? Enjoy scripting material? In this course, you will understand how to hone in on characters and develop sketch material for yourself.