Master Improvised Storytelling.

Collect the training and tools to perform longform unscripted comedic plays, movies and stories.

At the end of these three classes, you’ll perform a show in the genre of your choosing with your classmates at our theater.

Other Details

  • Each class meets for eight two-hour sessions at the ZACH Theater
  • Classes have between 8-14 students
  • Each class is taught by a veteran improvisor/instructor
  • Early bird registration saves you $25
  • Some students get performance opportunities in monthly improv shows at ZACH

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Improv 401: Intro to Narrative Improv with Monica Martinez-Maher

Turn your short-form skills into long-form wizardry! In our new class, Intro to Narrative Improv, you’ll work with Monica Martinez-Maher to understand the principles of narrative improv and how you can turn a short-form improv scene into the opening of a narrative play. At least three class levels of improv experience are required. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 14)

Improv 401
Mondays 7-9 pm | January 13 – March 2
with Monica Martinez-Maher
at Creative Action — 1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3, Austin, TX 78721

Price: $225
$25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight December 29, 2019.

Improv 501: Stitching Scenes Into Stories

Inspired by the mythic hero’s journey, we begin to put together scenes to create longer, more complicated stories focused around a central character. Each week we learn different techniques for initiating the next scene in the story such as establishing secondary characters, edits and wipes, exploring environment, emotional journeys, pursuing objectives and shaping the show. (8 meetings. Class Size Limit = 12)

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Improv 601: Perform a Narrative Longform Show

This workshop we will prepare the ensemble for a long-form narrative show in our Second Sunday Improv at ZACH show. We will explore format, genre, and styles–combining strong scene work and narrative structure to create unscripted plays with multiple storylines and arcs. This workshop will come full circle as we take time to return to the roots of improvisation to inspire spontaneous ensemble play. (Improv 601 Special: 8 classes and 1 show. Class Size Limit = 12)

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