Level 1: Intro to Short Form

Intro to Short Form

Level 1 is for anyone interested in learning the foundations of improv comedy. In 8 weekly sessions, students learn short improvised scenes and games while exploring character, object work and environment. 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 Level 1, students should be able to:

  • Accept and build upon the offers of other improvisers.
  • Actively listen and react to scene partners.
  • Recall and contribute specific details.
  • Create imaginary environments through object work.
  • Use emotions and point of view to create characters.
  • Make bold statements and choices.
  • Share the stage with fellow improvisers in a constructive and collaborative manner.

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
  • Attendance: Students who miss two or more classes may be ineligible to participate in the Student Showcase and/or move on to Level 2
  • No refunds

Upcoming Classes

2024: Summer

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.

  • Dates: May 21 – July 9
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 PM
  • Showcase: Tuesday, July 16 at 7 PM
  • Instructor: Tim Mahoney
  • Register here