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Improv Classes & Workshops

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! 

Improv Foundations: Theory, History and Getting Comfortable on Stage 

Sundays, 1:00PM to 3:00PM

January 22  -  March 12

Instructor: Steve Lucero

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Improv Foundations

Wednesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

January 25  -  March 15

Instructor: Patrick Gozur

Price: $200

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.

Improv One

Improv One: Empowering Creativity and Deconstructing the Rules 

Tuesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

January 24  -  March 14

Instructor: Kevin Bransford

Price: $200

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'.

Improv 2

Improv Two: Emotional Honesty and Authentic Scenes/Characters

Mondays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

January 23  -  March 13

Instructor: Alex Knight

Price: $200

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'.

Improv Three

Improv Three: Breaking Bad Habits & Strengthening Choices

Wednesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

January 25  -  March 15

Instructor: Jeanette Cerami

Price: $200

Improv Three challenges players to identify their personal improv habits, and strategize with the instructor on how to intentionally strengthen choices. Classes address taking care of yourself on stage, being non-commital, characters, status, and more. Improv Three is lots of scene work bolstered by personal, positive, and intentional feedback. 

Experience: All students should have completed 'Improv Foundations', 'Improv One' and 'Improv Two' at The Box before joining 'Improv Three'.

Improv Four

Improv Four: Skill Application & Polished Performance

Sundays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

January 22  -  March 12

Instructors: Fill Jeantete & Wes Swedenburg

Price: $200

The final course in our "Core Four" Improv Curriculum challenges students to apply their learned skills in the best way: performance! Four weeks of class helps finalize and prepare students for 4 weeks of performing in a student showcase. Instructors assist students in building and running their own unique format or show structure. 

  • 4 weeks of class 6-8PM

  • 4 weeks of performance, Sundays at 6PM with notes after  

Experience: All students should have completed 'Improv Foundations', 'Improv One' and 'Improv Two'  and ' Improv Three' at The Box before joining 'Improv Four'.

Anchor 1

Short Form Study: Game Types & Mechanics, Show Building & Student Performance

Tuesdays, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

January 24  -  March 14

Instructor: Nan Kossar

Price: $200

This deep dive into short form will increase your knowledge, awareness, and stage-readiness in the short form arena. Students will be able to classify short form games, identify the mechanics and importance of many games, exercise hosting skills, and perform short form games with focus, clarity, and commitment. Short form is a lot more than quick laughs. Are you ready to dissect games and play them with intention? Sign up today.

 

(Short Form Study culminates in one student show on Sunday, March 12th at 5:30pm). 

Short 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. 

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