Level 1: Introduction to Improv Performance

Introduction to Improv Performance

Level 1 is designed for anyone interested in learning the art of improvised performance.  In 8 weekly sessions, students will embrace the fundamentals of character, objective, relationship, and environment, and apply these in short improvised scenes and scenic games.  Emphasizing listening, agreement, and mutual support, Level 1 is designed to teach valuable skills to performers and non-performers alike.

This class culminates in a showcase performance, 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, 2½-hour weekly sessions
  • Price:  $240 (no refunds)
  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Age restrictions:  18+
  • Enrollment:  6 minimum, 14 maximum

Upcoming classes

2021 Regular Session 5

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.  Enrollment for this class opens on September 20, 2021.

  • Dates:  October 27-December 15 (no class on November 24)
  • Day/Time:  Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm
  • Student Showcase:  Friday, December 17
  • Instructor:  TBD
  • Note:  Due to Thanksgiving, this class meets 7 times instead of 8.  Class time is extended to provide equal time across 7 class meetings.