Introduction to Improv
Everybody is talking about it. You have a feeling it might be pretty fun to get up there and give it a try… Why not jump in? Low pressure and fun, this class begins with the basics and guides students through a semester of collaboration, character creation and general hilarity. Students enrolled in this class will be invited to perform in one or more All Ages Night and in our end of semester showcase. No student is required to perform outside of class.
Sundays, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
This course teaches students all aspects of producing a sketch show including writing, performing, directing, and tech. We explore basic sketch comedy structures and the fundamentals of creating comedic characters while helping you build a library of your own sketches. We also teach students to identify “games” within their scenes to help hone their ideas. Exercises in class work on how to use improvised scenes to brainstorm and generate material for writing. By the end of the course students will have begun to develop a sketch portfolio and have a better understanding of the writing process that can be applied to written projects outside of sketch (plays, screenplays, novels, etc.). Students will be asked to complete take-home assignments and workshop sketches in class to revise and sharpen their rewriting skills. This class includes a full length student showcase performance! (6 Weeks. Prerequisite: At least one level of improv comedy or equivalent)
Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Sunday, January 22 through Sunday, March 12. Performance dates to be announced.
Improv for the Stage
This improv class is for mature performers with previous Improv experience. Exercises facilitate creating in the moment, taking risks, and devising strong characters. Students enrolled in this class are working toward creating public performances and will be invited to perform in one or more All Ages Night and in our end of semester showcase.