Registration for our first round of
online improv classes coming soon.
Mondays - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
July 27 - August 17, 2020
Tuesdays - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
July 28 - August 18, 2020
This class will serve as a basic introduction to the art of "Yes, And", and explore the rules, methods, and tricks that are used by Improvisors. Students will explore different forms of Improv and learn basic skills for crafting a scene in a fun, upbeat, and accepting atmosphere. My goal is to reduce the fear and anxiety that come with improvising, and unlock the collaborative potential that improv skills can bring to our relationships, our work, and our performances.
Monday - Heather Yeo
Tuesday - Adrian Wallen
Sundays - 10:00am to 12:00pm
July 26 - August 16, 2020
This class will focus on building character and environment. Primarily through scene work, students will learn to develop characters focusing on the character's traits, point of view and motivation. Students will also learn to identify and heighten character traits and develop an awareness of a character's status in relation to their scene partner in order to build stronger improv scenes.
* Prerequisite for this course: The Basic
Instructor: Steve Lucero
Sundays - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
July 26 - August 16, 2020
Riding the Wave
You and your scene partner were having fun until something happened; you lost steam, or you got in your heads, or you disconnected from each other and suddenly it wasn't fun anymore. What was that? What is that moment? That shift when you both stop playing and end up second guessing yourselves, or over analysing the scene? This four week class will focus on identifying when we've lost that connection and why it happens so that we can try to prevent it in the first place. Improv is like surfing, sometimes you can ride a wave all the way to the beach, but most of the time you fall off the board and into the water. The goal of this class isn't to get us to the beach every time- it's about training us on how to stay on the board as long as we can.
*Prerequisite for this course: Intermediate
Instructor: Alex Knight
Sundays 3:00pm to 4:00pm &
Wednesdays - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
July 26 - August 19, 2020
Theoretical Improv: taking improv OFF its feet! This class removes the performance element and asks its participants to consider improv intellectually. Readings, discussions, self-evaluations, and inquiry-based learning are used to better understand this complex craft. Each week, students will focus on a new element of improvisational theatre (self, group, spontaneity, and folk pedagogy). Let's get cerebral (but also stay fun)!! * No Prerequisite for this course
Instructor: Natalie Kossar
Comedy Improvisation Instruction at The Box
is going online during these crazy times.
The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre is pleased to continue its focused course of improvisational comedy study. Our curriculum allows students to elevate their understanding of improv and comedy through a series of courses devoted to scenic work and character development. Our courses are great for improvisers, actors, and anyone wanting to boost confidence levels.
Improvisation is an excellent tool for creating comedy, developing acting skills and improving public speaking. It’s also a great way to work effectively within a group, and is incredibly fun!
The Box is dedicated to providing improvisation education that will take your skills and confidence to a higher level. To this end, students will be placed in specific courses. If you have not attended a class at The Box before, you will begin with The Basic. Classes must have a minimum of 6 students in order to commence.
**Must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in classes.
ALL CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM.
You will be given login information after you register for your class.