This summer we are offering a wide variety of Improv workshops for adults, plus a 3-week version of our popular Improv 1 class.

Refund policy: Workshop students can get a full refund if they drop the class at least 24 hours prior to its start. After that, there is no refund.

Improv 1: Super Sonic

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7-10 pm

If you have ever wanted to give improv a try, now is your chance. This class will take you through the basics of improv, from short form games to scene work. At the same time, you will be learning about stage skills such as listening and collaboration that translate into real life growth. We provide a safe environment to explore and enjoy your first foray into improv.

6 sessions: July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, and 31

Cost: $175

Refund Policy: Students can receive a full refund if they need to drop the class before it begins. After the first or second class, the refund is $125. There are no refunds after the third class begins.

workshop: Sing Your Heart Out!

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of musical improv through the lens of heightened character emotion! Music is all about the heart, and this workshop is designed to help performers let go of fear and enable emotions to guide the song. Whether songs are silly or serious, they can all be heartfelt! All levels welcome, no previous musical improv experience required.

Prerequisite: Completed Improv 1.
Cost: $40
Teacher: Sara Rose

workshop: Can't Not Sing

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

A workshop that focuses on the basic element of improvisation: Point of View. Then we add the element of music. In this class youll be encouraged to sing what you feel in order to create solid relationships between characters.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1
Cost: $40
Teacher: RJ Cach

WORKSHOP: Acting for Improvisers

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Add acting skills to your improv tool belt and reinforce your ability to captivate an audience! This workshop will introduce a few key elements that make staged theatre compelling and incorporate them into long-form scene work. Pulling from multiple acting techniques, this workshop is designed to challenge long-form improvisers to expand themselves as performers and utilize all that the stage has to offer. Please dress in comfortable clothes and be ready to move, though accommodations can always be made for the physical exercises. Long-form experience required.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 2.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Sara Rose

WORKSHOP: Date Night Improv - Fun for Partners and Groups of Friends

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Looking for something to do on Saturday other than “Netflix and Chill?” Join us for Date Night Improv! We’ll walk you through some fun and lighthearted improv games that are sure to make you laugh and might even help you communicate better! No improv experience necessary. Sign up with your partners or friends - this is not the event to meet singles!

Totally Real, Not Made Up Testimonials

“It’s like couples therapy meets the best game of Cards Against Humanity you’ve ever played.”

“Date night improv saved my one night stand.”

“We still argue, but now we start every rebuttal with ‘Yes, AND’ Thanks improv!”

Students will receive a 50% off discount to the 8pm Pointless Improv show that night.

Prerequisite: None
Cost: $30
Teacher: Havah Roussel and Lindsay Miller

WORKSHOP: The Yes-Attack

Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Give, take and boldly go into the unknown. It's time to stop being afraid because you don't know what the scene's about... It's right there in front of you... "Yes, And." You've heard it a million times, but now you're going to understand why and how it works. I'm not f*ckin' around here. This is the most advanced look at the basics you'll ever experience.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Steve Oliver

WORKSHOP: Get the F*ck out of your Comfort Zone!

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Want notes and feedback? Take this workshop. Feel like you always play the same types of characters? Take this workshop. Want to work on changing up your characters and improv? Take this workshop. Never had Gary as a teacher? You can take this workshop for that too. You will be pushed in this workshop, and given paths to improving beyond it.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 2.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Gary Lehman

WORKSHOP: Community Amplification of Minority Voices Forum Theater for your Improv Toolbox

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Have you ever been in a scene or improv set and had something happen that totally threw you out of the scene? Maybe it overwhelmed you, took you off your brains path, or made you feel uncomfortable. Every improviser faces this kind of surprise, but it is often more prevalent for underrepresented communities in the improv world women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, people with disabilities, etc. Usually, its only later that we are able to think, I should have done this! or I could have said that! In this workshop, we will come together as a community to use our collective knowledge to help one another fill our toolboxes with ways to handle these types of situations using Forum Theater. Forum Theater is a community organization and action tool created by Augusto Boal, a prominent Brazilian theater practitioner, as part of Theater of the Oppressed. Come dressed to move in comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes, and be advised that we will be talking about difficult situations and experiences from our personal lives.

Prerequisite: Completed Improv 1. Preference for this workshop should be given to members of underrepresented communities in improv.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Michelle Weiss

WORKSHOP: The 3 Whys of a Scene

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Get to Why Here, Why Now, Why Us of the scene quickly. Leaving more time to Explore what you have established! Leading to Fun, Dynamic Relationships and Scenes! This will be the Focus of this workshop and Feedback.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Steve Vagts

WORKSHOP: Character Monologue

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

You ever get stuck in a scene alone? It can put you in an odd spot, this workshop will teach you how blast through the fear of being alone onstage and put you and your character in the drivers seat. This will prep you not only for scenes where your partner plays silent but also for improvised, written, and semi-written monologues.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Aaron Johnstone

WORKSHOP: Swing Dancing and Improv: Cross-training for improvisers

Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Athletes cross-train in different sports to improve overall performance. Similarly, improvisers can enhance their scene work by learning and applying social dance theory to improv. In this workshop we will use swing dance principles such as leading and following, mirroring, and intention to guide scene work. A portion of the class will be devoted to learning East Coast Swing and will include the basic step, turns, and dips. Each dance exercise will be tied back to scene work with a focus on connection and tension, two elements that are emphasized in social dancing. Each improviser will learn to both lead and follow during the exercises.

No partner or dance experience necessary.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Ramon Martinez

WORKSHOP: Sketch Writing

Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 2:00 - 5:00 pm

One day introduction to sketch writing workshop. Discuss and work on techniques to
get to sketch. Utilize improv to flesh out and explore premises and ideas to get to
finished sketch. Using improv to heighten material.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Jason Tomalia

WORKSHOP: Scenic Relationships

Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Create strong, meaningful connections with scene partners leads to real, honest, funny moments!

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Steve Vagts

WORKSHOP: Face Time - Using your Face for Character Creation & Emotion

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

A workshop that focuses on the faces we can make and how that informs our physicality in scenes. We will explore all the different shapes our faces can take and let those choices affect us from head to toe.

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Michael Baker

WORKSHOP: Finding Physicality on Stage

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Physicality in staged improv is a wonderful thing. It's the thing that separates what we do from a podcast done in a basement! We sure love LISTENING to you be witty on stage, now come learn how to be interesting to WATCH as well!

Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate 1.
Cost: $30
Teacher: Donny Riedel