Level 1: Introduction to Improv Performance

Introduction to Improv Performance

Level 1 is designed for anyone interested in learning the foundations of improv comedy. In 8 weekly sessions, students will embrace the fundamentals of character, object work, relationships and environment and apply these skills to short improvised scenes and games. Emphasizing listening, agreement and mutual support, Level 1 teaches valuable skills to performers and non-performers alike.

This class culminates in a showcase, where students demonstrate what they’ve learned before a supportive audience of family, friends and fellow improvisers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:

  • Share the stage constructively and collaboratively with other improvisers.
  • Accept, agree to, and build upon offers of other improvisers.
  • Actively listen to, recall, and contribute specific details on stage.
  • Create imaginary environments on stage through miming and object work.
  • Use emotions and objectives as building blocks for creating characters.
  • Make bold endowments for their scene partners to react to, and react to the endowments of others.
  • Perform confidently and supportively in basic improvised scenes and games.

Class Details

  • Length: 8 weeks, 2.5-hour weekly sessions
  • Early Bird Registration: $225
  • Regular Price: $275
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Age restrictions: 18+
  • Enrollment: 6 minimum, 14 maximum
  • No refunds

Upcoming Classes

2023: Summer

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.

  • Dates: May 31 – July 19
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 PM
  • Showcase: July 26, 7 PM
  • Instructor: Amelia Giles
  • Register Here

The summer Level 1: Introduction to Improv Performance class is sold out, but we will offer another Level 1 class this fall. If you’d like to be notified when the registration link is live, please send us an email through our Contact Form.