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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
+100 pts
Su.   Jul 27th, 5:30pm
All levels
Sunday July 27 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday August 3 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday August 10 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday August 17 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday August 24 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday August 31 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday September 7 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday September 14 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday September 21 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
Sunday September 28 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $10
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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 welcome.

$30
+300 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 6:30pm
Advanced
Wednesday July 30 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday August 6 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday August 13 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday August 20 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
Wednesday August 27 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $30
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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
+250 pts
M.   Jul 28th, 7pm
All levels
Monday July 28 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday August 4 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday August 11 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday August 18 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday August 25 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday September 1 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday September 8 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday September 15 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday September 22 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $25
Monday September 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
+600 pts
Sa.   Aug 9th, 1pm
All levels
Saturday August 9 1pm - 5pm 1 Session $60
Saturday September 13 1pm - 5pm 1 Session $60
Saturday October 11 1pm - 5pm 1 Session $60
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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

$140
+1400 pts
Su.   Sep 21st - Oct 26th, 1pm
All levels

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.

$325
+3250 pts
Th.   Sep 25th - Nov 13th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Thursday September 25 6:30pm - 9:30pm 8 Sessions $325
Sunday October 5 2pm - 5pm 8 Sessions $325
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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

$250
+2500 pts
Sa.   Nov 1st - Dec 13th, 3pm
All levels

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

$30
+300 pts
Su.   Aug 3rd, 12pm
Beginner

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

$25
+250 pts
Su.   Jul 27th, 3:30pm
All levels
Sunday July 27 3:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $25
Sunday August 31 3:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $25
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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

$13
+130 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 8:30pm
All levels
Wednesday July 30 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday August 6 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday August 13 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday August 20 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday August 27 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday September 3 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday September 10 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday September 17 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday September 24 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday October 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday October 8 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday October 15 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday October 22 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday October 29 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday November 5 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday November 12 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday November 19 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday November 26 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday December 3 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday December 10 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday December 17 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday December 24 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
Wednesday December 31 8:30pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $13
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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

$250
+2500 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th - Oct 11th, 12pm
All levels

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.

$20
+200 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 7pm
All levels
Wednesday July 30 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $20
Wednesday August 6 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $20
Wednesday August 13 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $20
Wednesday August 20 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $20
Wednesday August 27 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $20
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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

$75
+750 pts
Su.   Aug 10th - Aug 24th, 3pm
All levels

In this laser-focused, highly-supportive workshop, you'll learn the skills that all the improv pros rely on to move scenes forward. Improvisation skills are more important than ever in the audition room and on the set. Add improv to YOUR professional tool box.Finding agreementBuilding a narrativeEstablishing who, where and what you wantWorking mome

$20
+200 pts
M.   Jul 28th, 6pm
All levels

Got an idea, or pitch or pages to read? The Doctor is IN! IN Team Sketch Writers will help you get your sketch off the page and onto the stage. Come and participate! Laughter truly is the best medicine. Work with supportive, sketch gurus every week. Bring your comedy sketch, pitch, idea or just bring yourself. No experience necessary. Always fresh,

$30
+300 pts
Su.   Jul 27th, 3:30pm
All levels
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