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All students begin with Level 1 - Intro to Improv. Check the schedule below and get registered today.

Intro to Improv (Level 1)

Sam-and-Sara

In this class students will learn the fundamental tools necessary for improv. They will learn the benefits of working as an ensemble by building skills in collaboration, support, listening and saying yes to the possibilities of anything.

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2017 Class Dates


Level 1 - Intro to Improv - Wednesdays
September 20, 2017 - October 25, 2017

Level 1 - Intro to Improv - Saturdays
November 4, 2017 - December 16, 2017

Building an Ensemble (Level 2)

Displacers 3rd Friday at 830 photo Cristobal  Photography

This class continues where the intro class left off. Students work as a group to recognize patterns, learn games and openings and continued collaboration to build a show piece.

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Advanced Scenework (Level 3)

Salmon Shane with Chicago's Joe Bill photo Mindy  Keeling

Students learn the what is necessary for maintaining a strong scene. They will develop skills that will help find inspiration in initiating scenes, second beats, edits and three person scenes.

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Improv for the Performer (Level 4)

Displacers with accompanist Chad Lawson photo Mindy  Keeling

This is an advanced class designed specifically for those that are currently on teams or are looking to form a team. In this class students will be evaluated on their performance tendencies. These evaluations will foster skills to build and cast to the specific needs of an ensemble.

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By Sam Haldiman | April 5, 2017

I recently saw the movie Get Out. This post has nothing to do with the movie but everything to do with the title. The point is say yes to things and get out of your house and out of your comfort zone. I recently went on a hot air balloon ride for my anniversary, and…

If I had a baby…

By Sam Haldiman | February 26, 2017

I imagine this is how I would feel if I had a baby. This theater keeps me up at night. I never get any sleep and I’m always exhausted. It drains my money. There is always a mess to clean up. I should hate it but everything about it continues to make me smile and…

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By Sam Haldiman | September 10, 2016

Each person’s playing style is determined very early in their improv training. Improvisers driven by intellect use their mind to come up with smart and clever retorts in a scene. Emotion-based performers will often respond with “when you say that it makes me feel…” to show how their scene partner’s response affects them. Someone who…

Why I Still Love to Improvise After 16 Years

By Sam Haldiman | September 10, 2016

I think I began improvising to have a creative outlet and show everyone how funny I could be. When I first started to improvise it was a lot about myself. I didn’t realize the power of really being a part of an ensemble. Over time I realized it was so much more than what I…

Class Registration Open

By Sam Haldiman | August 27, 2016

Registration is now open for Level 1 classes beginning in January 2017. Levels 2 through 4 will open up as students complete Level 1. Visit our class schedule and registration page.

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