beginner improv class


Learn the fundamentals of improv.

Have fun and meet new friends while playing improv games and acting out scenes in a relaxed and safe environment.

At the end of these three classes, you’ll have the skills, confidence and tools for your big Improv 301 Graduation Show.

Other Details

  • Each class meets for Eight 2.5 hour sessions at the ZACH Theater
  • Classes have between 8-16 students
  • Each class is taught by a veteran improvisor/instructor
  • Early bird registration saves you $25
  • Students get performance opportunities in monthly improv shows at ZACH
  • 101 students get a bound course packet with handouts, games, and tips

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Improv 101: The Spirit of Play

Learn the fundamentals of improvisation. The class’s interactive exercises build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach you how to be more playful, spontaneous and flexible. Play short form improv games in a fun and safe environment. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 16)

Price: $225, $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight March 5, 2017.

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Improv 101 | Thursdays 7:30-10pm | March 23-May 11 | with Shana Merlin
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BOGO Improv 101 | Thursdays 7:30-10pm | March 23-May 11 | with Shana Merlin

Improv 201: Improv Toolbelt

Learn scene work fundamentals such as sharing the stage, characters, body language, scene starts, mime work, comedy, listening, acting, and stage skills. Fill up your Improv Toolbelt, so you are ready to perform anytime, anywhere. We explore fuller scenes and comedy show games while having fun and celebrating risk-taking. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 16)

Price: $225, $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight March 5, 2017.

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Improv 201 | Tuesdays 7:30-10pm | March 21-May 9 | with Michael Joplin & Tyler Lane

Improv 301: Improv Comedy for Performance

Learn about different kinds of short form improv comedy games using verbal restrictions, emotional changes, jump and justify, physicality, audience interaction, monologues, and film and TV styles. By the end of workshop you will be ready for your Improv 301 Graduation Show: a public performance in front of a paying audience. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 16)

Price: $225, $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight March 5, 2017.

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Improv 301 | Thursdays 7:30-10pm | March 23-May 11 | Graduation show on May 14 | with Lacy Alana