Training Program

The Reno Improv training program gives students the knowledge and skills to thrive as improvisers. Developed by experienced improv performers and instructors, the training program offers classes for absolute beginners, seasoned performers and everyone in between. Over the course of four levels, students not only gain experience and confidence in their abilities, but they also develop valuable friendships with their classmates and instructors along the way. Emphasizing spontaneity, commitment and mutual support, the training program helps students become thoughtful, collaborative improv performers.

Classes in the training program culminate in live showcase performances, where students can demonstrate what they’ve learned before an audience of friends, family and members of the Reno Improv community.

Level 1: Intro to Short Form

Level 1 is for anyone interested in learning the foundations of improv comedy. Learn more about Level 1.

Level 2: Intro to Long Form

Level 2 is for improvisers who wish to apply what they learned in Level 1 toward performing longer, more complex and theatrical improvised scenes. Learn more about Level 2.

Level 3: The Montage

Level 3 builds on the skills learned in Level 2 by introducing students to an improv form called “The Montage.” Learn more about Level 3.

Special Topic: Musical Improv

Take your improv skills to the next level and learn the basics of musical improv in Special Topic: Musical Improv. Learn more about Special Topic: Musical Improv.

Special Topic: The Improvised Play

In Special Topic: The Improvised Play, students learn how to create surprising and compelling narratives, learn to think faster on their feet, collaborate with fellow performers and craft memorable characters and plot lines. Learn more about Special Topic: The Improvised Play.

Special Topic: The Harold

In Special Topic: The Harold, students will put all of the knowledge and skills obtained in the previous levels to work on stage as they form a full-fledged Harold team. Learn more about Special Topic: The Harold.