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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.

$10
Su.   Nov 30th, 5:30pm
All levels
(16)
Sunday November 30 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Monday December 1 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $10
Monday December 8 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $10
Sunday December 7 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday December 14 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Monday December 15 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $10
Sunday December 21 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Monday December 22 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $10
Sunday December 28 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Monday December 29 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $10
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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...

$25
M.   Dec 1st, 7pm
All levels
(16)
Monday December 1 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 8 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 15 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 22 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 29 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
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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.

$60
Sa.   Dec 13th, 1pm
All levels
(16)

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...

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$74.25
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$99
M.   Dec 1st - Dec 15th, 6pm
All levels
(8)
Monday December 1 6pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $74.25
Monday December 1 8pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $74.25
Wednesday January 7 6pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $99
Wednesday January 7 7:30pm - 9pm 3 Sessions $99
Wednesday February 4 6pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $99
Wednesday February 4 7:30pm - 9pm 3 Sessions $99
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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 listeningusing...

$30
Su.   Dec 7th, 12pm
Beginner
(6)

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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 are welc...

$30
W.   Nov 26th, 6:30pm
Advanced
Wednesday November 26 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday December 3 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday December 10 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday December 17 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday December 24 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday December 31 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
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This workshop gives improvisors of all levels a fun and safe place to play.  Whether you’re an experienced performer looking for more practice or a first timer who’s always wanted to give improv a try, we’d love to have you come and play!

Free
W.   Dec 3rd - Dec 17th, 6pm
All levels
(2)

I will guide students through the I’Wante’s improv and acting techniques, focusing on the importance of listening, “Building the Character”, staying in the moment and how this unique approach to the craft develops the actors natural. I’Wante will work hard to teach the basics of improv, which are not only useful to improvisers, but to anybody...

$12
Sa.   Nov 29th, 1pm
All levels
Saturday November 29 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
Saturday December 13 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
Saturday December 27 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
Saturday January 10 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
Saturday January 24 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
Saturday February 7 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
Saturday February 21 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $12
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Every week each student gets up and tries new material in front of his/her fellow 20 students. They do this on a microphone, which simulates more accurately what a nightclub is like. The teacher then gives specific advice in a variety of areas. Which things to edit out,and which bits to focus on. Specific new ideas and jokes (not every time)...

$399
Sa.   Jan 10th - Feb 14th, 12pm
All levels
(1)

Mixed level class, open to existing students and visitors. The focus of this class is to improve capoeira basics thanks to a more challengingtraining. It introduces fast-paced rhythms and acrobatics.Beginners can attend this class once they have learned the basic movements of defense/attack and in-betweens. The class is conducted according to the level...

$25
W.   Nov 26th, 6pm
All levels
Wednesday November 26 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Saturday November 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 1 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Tuesday December 2 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Wednesday December 3 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Saturday December 6 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 8 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Tuesday December 9 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Wednesday December 10 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Saturday December 13 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 15 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Tuesday December 16 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Wednesday December 17 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Saturday December 20 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 22 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Tuesday December 23 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
Saturday December 27 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday December 29 6pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $25
Tuesday December 30 8pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $25
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Actors, no matter what their level of training, must feel confident in their improvisational skills if they are to seek professional work in today’s market. Presenting, Improv For Actors, a one of a kind class that explores Improv beyond a comedic emphasis, emphasizing Improv for the Actor in all areas of technique: commercial copy, dramatic copy,...

$130
Sa.   Dec 6th - Dec 20th, 11:30am
All levels
(2)

After two terms of Essentials classes, or with permission of the director, you will be eligible to enroll in the Advanced class and to have your work screened in a theatre for casting directors, agents, managers, etc. These classes are smaller and more intimate, but require foundational skill sets in fairness to others in the class. Long time professionals...

$550
T.   Dec 2nd - Jan 27th, 7:30pm
Intermediate
(5)
Tuesday December 2 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday December 9 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday December 16 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday December 23 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday December 30 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday January 6 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday January 13 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday January 20 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
Tuesday January 27 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9 Sessions $550
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Treehouse Teacher and Second City vet Pat McCartney runs this character improv & musician jam. All are welcome to come play and/or watch.  This class is good for anyone! Show up to play or just to watch!

$10
Sa.   Nov 29th, 3pm
All levels
Saturday November 29 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $10
Saturday December 13 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $10
Saturday December 20 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $10
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Other Dates (3)

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 interested...

$600
Sa.   Nov 29th - Feb 14th, 12pm
All levels
Saturday November 29 12pm - 3pm 12 Sessions $600
Tuesday December 2 7pm - 10:45pm 8 Sessions $600
Saturday December 6 12pm - 3pm 8 Sessions $600
Tuesday December 9 7pm - 10:45pm 9 Sessions $600
Saturday December 13 12pm - 3pm 12 Sessions $600
Saturday December 20 12pm - 3pm 12 Sessions $600
Tuesday December 23 7pm - 10:45pm 12 Sessions $600
Saturday December 27 12pm - 3pm 12 Sessions $600
Tuesday December 30 7pm - 10:45pm 12 Sessions $600
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Other Dates (9)

Get your degree in fun. To further our community’s pursuit of higher learning, we’re now offering weekly improv classes every Thursday evening taught by a rotating selection of three of our top NYC instructors.

$20
Th.   Dec 11th, 7pm
All levels
(2)

This improv class, specifically for teens, explores improv games, techniques, and concepts in a fun, supportive environment. Students will become more spontaneous, creative, playful, and imaginative, all while developing valuable theater and interpersonal skills. No experience required.

$300
T.   Jan 20th - Mar 17th, 4:15pm
All levels
(3)

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. Note: No experience necessary.

$325
Th.   Jan 22nd - Mar 12th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(3)
Thursday January 22 6:30pm - 9:30pm 8 Sessions $325
Thursday April 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm 8 Sessions $325
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Other Dates (2)

If talking ideas to death in a writer’s room makes you want to kill yourself, then come learn the accelerated method we use to create content. From writing to improvisation, this class is an output factory of material.We will twist and turn your mind and psyche into creating a mountain of material – improvise a scene, re-improvise it to script,...

$350
Sa.   Jan 10th - Feb 28th, 12pm
Intermediate

This class is an improv scenework intensive. Students will learn additional tools for improvising scenes, developing their skills in agreement, expanding their character range, and increasing their ability to create rich, detailed environments. Students will gain a better understanding of what a scene is about and how scenes work, while exploring a...

$325
Su.   Jan 25th - Mar 15th, 2:30pm
All levels
(3)

If you feel that you’re nailing the form but missing the laughs, this class will teach you how to musically improvise from a “deal” and use the elements of a song to surprise your audience with your character’s layers, motives, and specific wants.We spend so much time focusing on form, we sometimes forget the fun. You’ve already learned how...

$350
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 9th, 7pm
All levels
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