Whether you’re a brand-new improviser or an old pro, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and learn! We'll share games, tips, and do exercises.
Four 2-hour, introductory classes teach youth the basics of the art of improvisation. Students learn the core improv concepts of "Yes, and...", celebrating failure, being spontaneous, collaborative listening, and making your partner look good. With these, students create scenes and stories on the spot. Great for performers, but offstage, this class will help build better listening skills and make it easier to trust the creative instincts and be more present in the moment.
Whether they're interested in acting in general or specifically in improv, this class is a great place to start the journey!
Improv is also a hugely useful skill for speaking to groups of people, and currently hate it! They can become a more relaxed, persuasive, and skillful speaker.
No need to worry about being "funny" "thinking fast," or "clever". Everyone can improvise (in fact, you're already doing it every day).
Fridays December 1st through 22nd 10AM - 12PM
Every Monday Night 7 - 9
Improv 101, Youth Edition (Ages 9-12)
Improv Fundamentals: WHERE
Show the where! So many improv scenes are just two “talking heads”-- improvisers standing and saying things. When this happens the improvisers are ignoring a world of opportunity! The environment is a character in the scene, a character that shouldn’t be blocked. This class is about exploring the physical life of the scene. Fully using our senses allows us to build the physical world, and that makes the scene come to life in magical ways.
First Thursdays Thursday Night Invitational: Master Class With Performance
Thursday, 01/04: Rhythm and intensity - Use the rhythm of this moment to heighten relationship and up the intensity of the scene.
Each First Thursday of the month a different group of improvisers is invited to take part in a master class in a specific area of skill. The evening ends with a performance where students can try out that skill. Observers can watch the class and the performance, and take part in the final discussion.