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Improv 201

at Berkeley Improv - Bushrod 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

Ready to dive deeper into improv? Learn principles and skills to unleash your creativity, connect with your scene partners, and create scenes people care about.  Laugh and learn with people who want to have fun in a safe and supportive environment.  

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$30

Intro to Improv

at BATS Improv - MARINA B350 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California 94123

If you’ve ever been intrigued by improv and want to see what it’s all about, this one-time, fun introduction to improv is just for you! In this 3-hour workshop you’ll learn the basics of improvised theatre — spontaneity, playfulness, creativity, listening, storytelling, and more — through fun games and exercises. Our coaches create a safe,...

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$45

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Improv 101

at Berkeley Improv - Bushrod 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

Taking improv for the first time? This is a great place to start. Play fun improv games that unleash your imagination, confidence, and spontaneity. Amaze yourself as you create stories and scenes on the spot. Play together with fun people who like to laugh. Enjoy a supportive environment that promotes cooperation and positive thinking. Discover how...

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$30

Improv for Shy People

at BATS Improv - MARINA 2 Marina Blvd Bldg B, San Francisco, California 94123

Signing up for an improv class may be the last thing on your mind if you consider yourself shy, but at BATS, learning improv is extremely safe and supportive. And shy folks can especially benefit from improv skills such as spontaneity, flexibility, and social/emotional risk taking. Taught by coaches experienced in creating a comfortable, safe environment,...

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$45

Improv for the Professional

at Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Downtown Berkeley 2025 Addison St, Berkeley, California 94704

We’ve all heard the buzz: Improv is no longer just for actors. Theatre artists possess many of the skills regularly sought after in today’s economy—creativity, resiliency, agility, courage, collaborative awareness, and high levels of emotional intelligence. “The Master of Fine Arts is the new MBA.” So argued author Daniel Pink in his seminal New...

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$250

5 sessions

Foundation 3

at BATS Improv - MARINA 2 Marina Blvd Bldg B, San Francisco, California 94123

In Foundation 3 improvisers use scene work to develop specific skills such as ensemble, character, acting, and other advanced improv skills. The smaller class size gives students more opportunity to work and gives coaches a chance to provide more detailed feedback. In the first session, students identify their improv objectives, and the...

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$299

6 sessions

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Improv for Real Life

at Berkeley Improv - Bushrod 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

Can improv really change your life?  You bet!  In this series of workshops, you’ll learn improv skills and values that can enhance your joy and self confidence in all kinds of real world situations: casual conversations, dating, interviews, presentations and more.  Gain poise and presence, improve body language awareness,...

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$110

3 sessions

Foundation 2

at BATS Improv - BERNAL HEIGHTS 3435 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco, California 94110

In Foundation 2, students use the tools they developed in Foundation 1 as they learn more games and formats, build performance skills, and explore their own style of play. Students are introduced to teamwork, stage skills, CROWE (character, relationship, objective, where, emotion), narrative, and scene work and solidify their understanding...

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$299

6 sessions

Beginning Improvisation

at Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Downtown Berkeley 2025 Addison St, Berkeley, California 94704

Gain experience and understanding of the philosophies and fundamentals of improvisational theatre via a Keith Johnstone (IMPRO)-based practice in this beginning class. Through playful, interactive theatre games and storytelling, students are introduced to the elements of spontaneity, listening, accepting, and responding. This methodology helps students...

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$180

5 sessions

Foundation 1

at BATS Improv - MARINA 2 Marina Blvd Bldg B, San Francisco, California 94123

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by...

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$299

5 sessions

Jumping In With Both Feet 1

at BATS Improv - MARINA B350 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California 94123

Prerequisite: Foundation 3 and above How do we start scenes with confidence, variety, vitality and clarity ?  How do we start in the beginning, the middle, the end of something?  How do we make the most of the initial “Big Bang” of scenes? In this class, we'll work on "hitting the stage" with energy and commitment and the elements...

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$180

4 sessions

Improv I: Let's Play

at Leela - South of Market 901 Mission St 3rd Fl, San Francisco, California 94103

In Leela’s signature level I class, you will experience the transformative nature of group play. Lessons are firmly rooted in technique and theory from Viola Spolin’s theater games, mindfulness, dance/movement, sound/music, and child's play. You will learn a vast array of techniques to tap into pure spontaneity, creativity, and collaboration. Learn...

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$265

6 sessions

Thursday Night Drop-In Improv

at Leela - South of Market 901 Mission St 3rd Fl, San Francisco, California 94103

Come play, bring a friend, and meet new people in Leela's weekly drop-in improv class: The Art of Improvisation! In this on-going class you'll be introduced to Leela's signature style of improvisation: joyful play, expressing your authentic self, truthful scenework, ensemble building, group mind, character development, detailed space object work,...

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$15

Monday Night Drop-In Improv

at Leela - South of Market 901 Mission St 3rd Fl, San Francisco, California 94103

Come play, bring a friend, and meet new people in Leela's weekly drop-in improv class: The Art of Improvisation! In this on-going class you'll be introduced to Leela's signature style of improvisation: joyful play, expressing your authentic self, truthful scenework, ensemble building, group mind, character development, detailed space object work, multiple...

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$15

4-Week Studio Scene Work

at BATS Improv - MARINA 2 Marina Blvd Bldg B, San Francisco, California 94123

Prerequisite: Foundation 3 Studio Scene Work is designed to help improvisers work on performance-oriented scene work. You’ll dig deeper into scenes and hone all of those skills you developed in your Foundation level classes! The smaller class size gives students more of an opportunity to work in class and gives coaches a chance to provide...

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$180

4 sessions

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