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An ongoing drop-in class, for anyone who wants a quick tour of the improv world. The class, for all levels, features performers from the cast of Sunday Night Improv. You can do scenes with veteran improv—and then stay and see them perform in Sunday Night Improv!Class fee includes a ticket to that night's performance of SNI.
This drop-in class combines elements of both “long form” and “short form” improvisation; focusing on truthful, relationship-based scene work.Chicago City Limits alumnus Carl Kissin and SNI producer Tom Soter offer advanced techniques for improvised comedy. Geared for students with previous improv or acting experience, but beginners welcome.
This course is an ongoing drop-in class that focuses on how to create improvised scenes and stories. Students are taught the basics of good scene work in a supportive environment. "Our design department's Improv 'theory and practice' sessions with Tom Soter were a remarkable experience for all of us. Over a two week period, the New York Design
Join our class and learn from Carol Schindler, a founding member of the highly acclaimed Chicago City Limits improv troupe and a former student of improv legends Del Close (SECOND CITY) and Paul Sills (THE COMPASS PLAYERS) teaches a four-hour improv intensive for advanced improvisers.
Learn to create fun, emotionally charged improv scenes that launch perfectly into song, and craft songs which your audience will be humming for days. Stefan Wenger and Rachel Bouton are teaching a new All Levels Musical Improv class where we will explore musicality, freedom, and playfulness in musical improv. Learn to create musicals in the moment
This class introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation. Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of improv and have fun developing their spontaneity, playfulness, imagination, and confidence. Improv is an essential skill for any actor, and it’s a useful one for life, as well. No experience necessary.
Improv 404 focuses on successfully using genre in performance. Genre parody is common in sketch comedy, but often avoided in performance improvisation. 404 provides a survey of the most common categories of genres/styles called for in ComedySportz performances and applies them to those games that use them most.Prerequisite: Improv 303
Students will learn the foundation principles of Improv - great way to be introduced before diving deeper! This class focuses on the basics of comedic improvisation. Students learn how to initiate scenes, build upon their scene partners' offers, and create scenes with a solid foundation. Topics covered include: agreement (“yes and”); active lis
Identify, explore, and break out of your comfort zone. In this improv workshop, you'll figure out how to excel improvising in your own skin. Make big, bold, and exciting choices from your home base so that you can use that foundation for making strong moves and choices outside of your comfort zone. Full Course Title: Improv Workshop | Comfort
This intro class will begin to enhance your skills in public speaking, focused listening, responding, flexibility and specificity – leading to greater confidence and lower inhibitions when speaking or presenting. Improvisation is not just something for actors and comedians. MBA Students are being asked to take improv classes. Why? The answer is t
Learn about short form and long form improv comedy class. Improvisational Theatre, often called improv or impro, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, the action, the story and the characters are created collaboratively by the players as the impro
In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisation! Through warm-ups, exercises and games, we help improve skills such as listening, teamwork, trust, public speaking, instinct, and agreement, all while laughing and learning. Classes are two hours long and take place once a week for 6 weeks. Classes are lead by an expert facilitator, an
Enjoy your summer nights with this series of 2-hour improv workshops. The workshops are open to improvisors of all levels, non cumulative, and follow a series of fun themes to help you develop new tools and approaches for your work.
Our teaser workshop will give improvisers a foundation in the Annoyance philosophy of what it means to play with abandonment, withhold judgement, and commit to your characters and choices. Whether you want to perform, direct, write, or just communicate your ideas with conviction, this workshop will give you personal and specific feedback to help yo
This three week class will enhance your skills in public speaking, focused listening, responding, flexibility and specificity – leading to greater confidence and lower inhibitions when speaking and presenting. Improvisation is not just something for actors and comedians. MBA Students are being asked to take improv classes. Why? The answer is the
Transform yourself into someone else! This class combines improv, theater games, and writing to develop three-dimensional, funny, real characters using your face, voice, and body. By the end of the class you will have at least one fully formed character. Bring in your observations, your impressions, or just yourself, because in this class you will
The goal of the class is to develop and hone the actor's instincts so instead of working from their intellect they work from their gut. Please do not register for this class if you are not interested in completing my program. This class was created for serious acting students that are interested in working at a professional level. Students int
This four week consecutive Acting Class is offered for all levels of skill and experience. Join other actors on Monday evenings for a guided interactive exploration of the tools you need to grow and get work in film, television or theater. Week 1: Focus on Improve skills. Understand these techniques that you will need in every audition.Week 2
The Ultimate Beginner Improv Class is a survey course that will give anyone an extremely solid foundation in improvisational comedy. Whether you want to perform, direct, write, or just know more, The Ultimate Beginner Improv Class will not disappoint. New to Chicago? New to improv? This class is probably for you.The Ultimate Beginner Improv Class c
The Annoyance philosophy focuses on decisive initiations and a strong point of view. AP2 looks at the first three seconds of scenes and explores how they affect the rest of the scene. In AP2, you will cover:Personal responsibility in a scene − taking care of yourself and your choicesTrusting choicesBeginning character developmentObject workEnvir
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