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Solo Performance

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

From Improvised Characters to Complete Solo Scenes Students of the craft will create compelling characters by improvising with specific goals, then craft structurally sound, multi-layered scenes and monologues for their characters. In this process of development students will also focus on joke structure, timing, re-writing, and overall performance....

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$325

8 sessions

Music Improv Fundamentals 1

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

An introduction to the basics of music improv, this eight-week course covers all of the essentials skills needed to succeed in creating improvised songs and musical scenes. Strengthen your vocal technique, improve your musicianship, learn to rhyme, and apply your existing improv skills in song. Prerequisites:  Improv Level E or equivalent ...

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$325

8 sessions

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Improv Tune Up

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Improv Tune-Up drop-in class is perfect for current students looking for more training and stage time, or performers looking to keep their skills fresh. Each week, Improv Tune-Up will have a different focus (ex: character work, scenework, games, initiation) challenging improvisers of many skill levels to further themselves as performers and a...

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$20

Improv Test Drive

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Are you interested in taking an improv class, but you're not quite sure if it's right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in improv class for beginners is open to everyone, whether you have ever improvised or not. It's a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people!

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$20

Stories & Improv: The Monologue Deconstruction

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

What is it about the combination of spontaneous true stories and improv that works so well? Many of the longest and most successful improv shows of all time feature a simple combination of a storyteller and improv. In this four week class, we will learn the monologue deconstruction, a form that is simple in its design, and yet difficult to master....

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$170

4 sessions

Long Form Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Designed for students who have completed the Improv Immersions Levels 1 and 2 or equivalent classwork, the Long Form Immersion delves deeper into ensemble work and creating full-length improvised performance. Students will work on advanced scenic skills, character development and relationship, editing, and how to execute and design numerous different...

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$550

5 sessions

Zenprov

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This sampler class is designed to bring awareness to your daily life by combining improv and meditation. Combine guided meditation (by a minister's assistant from the Midwest Buddhist Temple right here in Old Town!) with scenework to bring you to the present moment with coaching from a Second City Training Center faculty member. This unique collaboration...

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$25

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Training Center VIP Pass

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Tired of paying to see your friends in their improv shows? Looking for a great deal to see GREAT COMEDY? The Second City Training Center VIP Pass is an all access pass to ALL shows in the Second City Training Center for one low price! Each term you have the option to renew your subscription and gain access to any shows taking place in Donny?s Skybox,...

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$30

57 sessions

Intro to Writing for TV & Film Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Writers will learn the improvisational brainstorming skills utilized in any writer's room. Explore visual writing, story structure and character in preparation for creating work for TV and Film. Discuss existing scripts, generate plot points, and create engaging comedic characters to populate and inspire your longer script.

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$285

5 sessions

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

at Jimmy Carrane Honest Comedy - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

In the final level of Jimmy Carrane’s improvisation approach, you’ll learn the nuances of long form improvisation — energy, editing, and walk-ons. From here, you and your ensemble will move forward to create weeks of fun-filled scenework. And the best part? The last class day will culminate in a class performance, open to friends and family.

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$289

6 sessions

Mid-Life Crisis: Improv for Generations X & Y

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

For those whose age may be more mature than their sense of humor, this class teaches improv fundamentals in a relaxed, fun environment with your peers.  Hire a babysitter, step away from the computer and give yourself the gift of fun. Cheaper than a Ferrari!

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$371

3 sessions

Improv for Veterans Free Workshop

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Second City Training Center is offering a free improv workshop taught by a veteran, specifically designed for veterans! Surround yourself with others who have served and share similar experiences. Our veterans workshops aim to teach you improv fundamentals, connect you with other veterans, build communication skills, and embrace the power of ensemble....

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Free

Art of Slow Comedy Summer Intensive

at Jimmy Carrane Honest Comedy - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Experience Jimmy Carrane’s unique method of improvisation in an eight-hour intensive. The Art of Slow Comedy teaches students that before they can be funny, they need to be real and how to slow down so they can find the game in the scene quicker. In this two-day intensive, you’ll learn how to emotionally connect with your partner so your scene...

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$229

2 sessions

Advanced Comedy Camp

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Second City Advanced Comedy Camp is a fully comprehensive program that dives deep into the skills required to present a Second City-style revue. Curriculum includes training in advanced scenework and long form improv as well as additional lessons in clowning, stand-up, and music improv. Students will also receive a special jacket as a souvenir...

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$1,400

10 sessions

Voice Actor's Bootcamp

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

In the first half of Voice Actor?s Bootcamp, you?ll explore breath release and support so your voice can last for an entire session, and learn voice and speech exercises you can use every day to develop your skills. Then you?ll learn the key elements of one of the most in-demand accents for voiceover actors in Chicago: Irish! Specifically, Western...

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$170
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