Improv Classes & Workshops
Improv Foundations: Theory, History and Getting Comfortable on Stage
Sundays, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
April 23 - June 18
Instructor: Steve Lucero
Improv Foundations is written and designed around the big question, "What is improv?" Learners of all improv stages will enjoy this improv class that's part theory, part history, and part practice, and part homework! Each week discusses a unique core tenant of improvisational theatre, such as listening & agreement, relationships, and wants. Students will break down the elements of beginning scene work, become familiar with theatre games, and get comfortable on stage. Improv Foundations provides students with a common understanding of the craft, a shared vocabulary, and frameworks to begin the Core Four curriculum at The Box.
Experience: All levels welcome. No Class - Sun, May 28.
Improv One: Empowering Creativity and Deconstructing the Rules
Wednesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
April 19 - June 14
Instructor: Patrick Gozur
Improv One is designed to go in-depth on some of the most popular rules of improvisational theatre. Students will unpack rules (yes and, give and take, confidence, no questions, no arguing or transaction scenes); exploring what each rule is designed to do, and how it can be effectively broken. Additionally, Improv 1 encourages each student to think critically about their personal relationship to improvisation. Students will be empowered to discover their unique voice and playing style, and to be in charge of the choices they make on stage.
Experience: All students should have completed 'Improv Foundations' at The Box before joining 'Improv One'.
No Class - Wed, May 31.
Improv Two: Emotional Honesty and Authentic Scenes/Characters
Mondays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
April 17 - June 12
Instructor: Alex Knight
We’ve covered the basics…now what? Improv Two is all about connecting with a scene partner and co-developing emotionally authentic scenarios. Improv 2 puts a magnifying glass on understanding human emotions, authentic reactions, and not letting gifts pass us by. Students are encouraged to ditch being funny, and to really comprehend the complex condition of being human. But don’t worry, the funny will happen along the way. Promise!
Experience: All students should have completed 'Improv Foundations' and 'Improv One' at The Box before joining 'Improv Two'. No Class - Mon, May 29.
Long Form Study:
Tuesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
April 18 - June 13
Instructor: Jeanette Cerami
Discover the endless possibilities of long form play! An intensive course designed to teach performers to use the skills they learned in classes one through four in classic long forms like the Harold, Deconstruction, Bat and more. Students are encouraged to bend and break the rules as they create longer, more complex scenes and develop characters, relationships, and interweaving storylines.
This class culminates in a final showcase, where students can apply their new skills in front of a live audience. Through this process, students will gain a greater understanding of the art of improv and become more confident and dynamic performers.
(Long Form Study culminates in one student show on Sunday, June 11th at 6:30pm).
Long Form Study is designed for students who have completed at least Improv Two or more; preference will be given to students who have completed Improv Three or more. Teacher approval may be required. No Class - Tues, May 30.