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May 2022

Spring Musical Improv 101: Improvised Songs

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$225

Learn the basics of improvised songs, including musical song structure and communicating with your accompanist. You don’t need to be a great singer to succeed in this class; you just need to love singing! (6 meetings. Class size limit = 14) Musical Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-9:30pm April 20-May 25 with Marissa Wakhuna Ponder at The ZACH Theatre Price: $225 $25 Refund with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Register securely with PayPal: Register with a friend and BOGO class 1/2 off! $37.50…

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SOLD OUT! Spring Stand-Up Comedy 101

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$300

This in-person stand-up comedy class is the first step to developing material and a persona that fits each student’s individual voice. There’s no one right way to do stand-up, and students in this class will be given guidance on how to mine material from their lives and spin it into comedy gold! Each week students will workshop ideas with a group of peers in a supportive, safe, and collaborative environment. Students will learn about the performance aspects of stand-up comedy…

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Spring Improv 101: The Spirit of Play

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly
Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$250

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. Dive into Yes And, Storytelling, and Performance Games. All while playing and laughing with your new improv buddies. (6 meetings. Class size limit = 16) Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm April 21-May 26 at The ZACH Price: $250 $25 Refund with proof of vaccination. Register securely with Paypal: Register with a friend and BOGO…

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Improv 301 Student Graduation Comedy Showcase

May 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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$10

8-9 pm: Join us in congratulating our first Improv 301 graduating class of 2022! Watch as these future improvisers delight you with the skills they've learned over the past 6 months by playing improv games based on audience suggestions!

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Early Bird discount expires

May 29 @ 12:00 am
1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704
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Free Intro to Improv

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? Get a sample of our style as we play fun, fast-paced games. This class is for those who want to learn how to think faster on their feet, be more spontaneous and in-the-moment, reconnect with their creativity, be more confident speaking in public and just have more fun! Free Intro to Improv Tuesday, May 31 | 7-8:30 PM with TBD at The ZACH Theatre RSVP

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Free Intro to Musical Improv

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? You’ll get a sample of our style as we make up songs with a live musical improviser. It’s like karaoke, but you make up your own words! You don’t need to be a great singer, you just need to enjoy singing. Free Intro to Musical Improv Tuesday, May 31 | 7-8:30 PM with TBD at The ZACH Theatre RSVP

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June 2022

Free Intro To Storytelling

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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This intro class will allow you to preview and play story games and share true, personal story snippets with each other. Intro to Storytelling Thursday, June 2 | 7-8:30 PM with Ladi Loera at The ZACH Theatre RSVP

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Storytelling 101 Student Showcase

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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$10

6-7:30 pm: Join us for an evening of storytelling as we celebrate our Storytelling 101 class with a showcase where Instructor and Moth Story Slam Champion Paul Normandin has guided his students through shaping these stories over an 8-week workshop series. Watch, laugh, listen, feel along with these storytellers as they share moments from their own lives. This performance is intended for audiences age 16 and up. Buy Tickets for Storytelling 101 Student Showcase on June 4 here!

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Improv Comedy Night feat. In Our Prime & The Yes Andersons

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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$10

8-9:30pm: A hilarious night of Improv comedy with special guests.... The Yes Andersons -- Formed during the pandemic, this improv troupe went from Zoom to porch-prov and pool-prov, and they’re riding this crazy train ’til the end times. In Our Prime -- A trio who create fantastic to mundane characters based on audience input as they uncover relationships as old as time to create a story that will leave the audience asking, "What happened since that day?" Buy Tickets to…

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Stand-Up Comedy Student Showcase

June 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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$10

Instructor Valerie Nies has guided her students through shaping these 5-minute stand-up comedy sets over an 6-week workshop series. Students will perform 5-minute sets created and honed in class taught by Valerie Nies. Buy Tickets for Student Stand-Up Comedy Student Showcase on June 4th here!

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Summer I Musical Improv 101: Improvised Songs

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 17, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$250

Learn the basics of improvised songs, including musical song structure and communicating with your accompanist. You don’t need to be a great singer to succeed in this class; you just need to love singing! (6 meetings. Class size limit = 14) Musical Improv 101 Sundays 2-4:30pm June 5 - July 17 No class July3 with Marissa Wakhuna Ponder at The ZACH Theatre Price: $250 $25 Early Bird discount expires midnight May 29. Register securely with PayPal: Register with a friend…

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Summer I Musical Improv 201: Improvised Musical Numbers

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 17, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$225

Make up your own songs with a live musical improviser every week. We will cover basics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games, and communicating with the musical improviser. We'll also go further into fun long-form musical theater stuff--singing, dancing, scenes, and story. We'll even get to re-improvise your favorite song or musical number. (6 meetings. Class size limit = 14) Musical Improv 201 Sundays 5-7pm June 5 - July 17 No…

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Summer I Storytelling 101: Finding Your Process

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 26, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$225

This class will help you be a better prepared and more confident storyteller, whether you want to hear yourself on the next Moth Radio Hour, compete in a StorySlam, or just be more confident when you share a true, personal story at your next happy hour. Publicly presenting your story is more than writing it down. This class will provide you with the tools you need to find a story, develop it, learn the art of giving and receiving feedback,…

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SOLD OUT! Summer I Improv 101: The Spirit of Play

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 26, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$225

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. Dive into Yes And, Storytelling, and Performance Games. All while playing and laughing with your new improv buddies. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 16) Improv 101 Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm June 7 - July 26 with Tyler Bryce & TA Kevin Percival at The ZACH Theatre Price: $225 $25 Early Bird discount expires midnight…

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Summer I Stand-Up Comedy 101

June 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$330

This in-person stand-up comedy class is the first step to developing material and a persona that fits each student’s individual voice. There’s no one right way to do stand-up, and students in this class will be given guidance on how to mine material from their lives and spin it into comedy gold! Each week students will workshop ideas with a group of peers in a supportive, safe, and collaborative environment. Students will learn about the performance aspects of stand-up comedy…

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SOLD OUT! Summer I Stand-Up Comedy 101

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$330

This in-person stand-up comedy class is the first step to developing material and a persona that fits each student’s individual voice. There’s no one right way to do stand-up, and students in this class will be given guidance on how to mine material from their lives and spin it into comedy gold! Each week students will workshop ideas with a group of peers in a supportive, safe, and collaborative environment. Students will learn about the performance aspects of stand-up comedy…

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July 2022

No classes. Happy Independence Day!

July 2 - July 4
1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704
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