beginner improv class


Learn the basics of improv.

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

Over the first three levels, you’ll learn the skills and confidence for your big Improv 301 Graduation Show.

  • Each class meets for eight two-hour sessions at the ZACH Theatre.
  • Classes are taught by a veteran improviser.
  • Students get in free to Merlin Works Second Sunday shows.
  • Early bird registration saves you $25!

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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: $210. $25 Early-bird discount expires at midnight July 16, 2017.

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Improv 101 | Wednesdays 8-10pm | August 9–Oct 4 | No class August 30 | with Kevin Miller
Register with a friend and BOGO class 1/2 off!


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)


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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: $210, $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight July 16, 2017.

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Improv 301 | Thursdays 8-10pm | August 3–Sept 28 | No class on August 31 | Graduation show on October 1 | with Shana Merlin