top of page

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW TRAINING PROGRAM

We're so excited to announce our new curriculum here at The Box to emphasize the art of play, imagination, communication, and love through improv!

 

Our Education Director, Jeanette Cerami, has partnered with Kevin Mullaney whose credits include teaching improvisation at iO Theater in Chicago, at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York and Artistic Director at Under the Gun Theater in Chicago. They previously collaborated on curriculum for his training program, Improv Resource Center, in Chicago in 2017. In our new structure, you will see a lot of the foundational concepts taught as before, but with a different approach. The program starts at Improv 1, and while we still encourage students to go into this level after Foundations, certain students who feel confident can move directly from Foundations into Level 2 during this transition session. A big component that we are adding into the program will be Student Showcases for all levels after Level 1 (Level 1 will be strongly encouraged/softly required to attend these showcases as part of their training). While we acknowledge the desire in our growing community for improv classes that train us to be better partners, communicators, and speakers offstage as well as on, we believe a final performance is the important last step in graduating your improv skills from each level to the next. Beyond that, much of what you will learn and experience in our new curriculum is going to feel familiar and equally rewarding from previous lessons. We're so excited to have you as part of our community, and look forward to watching you grow, learn, and play with us here at The Box!

Improv Foundations

Saturday, June 22

10:00AM-1:00PM

At The Box

The Show is looking to add some new members to Albuquerque's longest-running Improv Show.

There will be an Improv Audition Workshop at The Box on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. There is no need to sign up for the audition workshop. This workshop will explain the games that we will be playing during the audition and how the audition will be run.

 

If selected for a callback, the call back will be from 2:00-3:00 pm on the 22nd.
 

If you would like to audition please choose a time slot at the link above.

NEW CLASSES - NOW REGISTERING

Improv One

Improv One: Improv Basics

Instructor: SJ Lucero

Sundays, 1:00PM to 3:00PM

June 2  -  July 21

Price: $200

Instructor: Fill Jeantete

Wednesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

June 5  -  July 24

Price: $200

Unlock your creativity and confidence with our 8-week improv course! Learn essential tools to create compelling characters, initiate dynamic settings, and build engaging scenes while learning a variety of improv games. Whether you aspire to perform or just want to develop your quick-thinking and collaborative skills, you'll explore everything from "Yes, And" agreement principles to crafting believable relationships. Our warm and supportive environment ensures that you'll have fun, laugh, and grow with each new exercise.

 

One of the requirements for this class will be attending a Student Showcase for Levels 2,3, & Advanced on Sunday, July 28th. 

Improv Two

Improv Two: Love & Respect (In Improv)

Instructor: Alex Knight

Sundays, 1:00PM to 3:00PM

June 2  -  July 21

Price: $200

Learn how to play from your heart and soul instead of your brain. This class focuses on the emotional truth of the scene, and how the characters feel about themselves and each other. Students will strive to make each other comfortable and seen instead of being competitive with one another- allowing bolder, stronger and more exciting scenes.

One of the requirements for this class will be performing in a Student Showcase on Sunday, July 28th.

Prerequisites - Improv One

Improv Three

Improv Three: Building Your Improv Toolbox

Instructor: Wes Swedenberg

Mondays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

June 3  -  July 22

Price: $200

Elevate your improvisation skills to the next level with our intermediate 8-week improv course! Learn essential techniques to build your toolbox and become "team-ready". Through focused exercises, you'll learn specific ways to initiate the "who, what, where" of a scene, convert abstract suggestions into compelling realities, and heighten scenes using varied editing techniques. Explore emotional perspectives, engaging monologues, and dynamic group scenes. Whether you're ready for the stage or seeking to expand your creative arsenal, this course provides practical tools to transform your improv game.

 

One of the requirements for this class will be performing in a Student Showcase on Sunday, July 28th.

Prerequisites - Improv One, Improv Two

Improv Three

Advanced Improv: Better Improv Habits

Instructor: Jeanette Cerami

Tuesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

June 4  -  July 23

Price: $200

Ready to refine your improv skills and develop stronger performance habits? Our 8-week advanced improv course will help you improve your improv habits while identifying and overcoming old patterns. You'll discover ways to take care of your character, scene, and overall performance piece. Dive into nuanced character and group work, discover the power of silence, and learn to confidently jump into scenes without preplanning. From freeze games to wants and secrets scene work, we'll guide you through essential skills to improve your timing, establish patterns, and put together a well crafted art piece. Finish strong with a long-form performance piece that showcases your newfound confidence!

 

One of the requirements for this class will be performing in a Student Showcase on Sunday, July 28th.

Prerequisites - Improv One, Improv Two, Improv Three

Improv Foundations

Monthly Improv Jam:

Hosted by Members of The Show

Next Jam: Thursday, June 27

Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM

Price: FREE (donations accepted)

Come on down to The Box and jam with members of The Show and improvisors from all over ABQ!

The Jam is an improv extravaganza where you get to go on stage and play all the fun games you see The Show perform each weekend.  This is a great way to put those improv class skills to use or simply try out improv for the first time. 

Doors open at 7:15 for a warmup. The Jam is open to all!. Admission is free but donations are always accepted.

We hope to see you there!

Improv Foundations

Monthly Drop-In Class:

Next Class: Saturday, June 29

Hosted by Fill Jeantete

Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM

Price: $15 (At Door / Cash or Venmo)

DROP-IN

Join us for a dynamic monthly drop-in improv class! Each session will focus on a new theme or technique based on feedback from the improv community or the specialty of the instructor. Led by members of The Show, our experienced instructors will guide you through engaging exercises and scenes designed to enhance your improv skills.

 

Perfect for level 2 or above students, as well as those with commensurate experience, these classes offer a fun and supportive environment to expand your improv repertoire. Whether you're looking to sharpen your skills or simply enjoy the thrill of improv, this class is for you!  No need to pay in advance or reserve a spot. Simply drop-in.

bottom of page