Instant Improv Classes

"The Noblest Art is That of Making Others Happy"

All of our improv comedy classes consist of weekly 2h30m classes for 8 weeks, followed by a class show for invited family and friends. Our courses take place at 800A Bar & Cabaret in Wedding.  You'll get free entry to improv shows at 800A for the duration of the class.

You'll also have a ton of fun and meet some amazing new friends!

We take a holistic approach to improv, where short- and long-form improv are treated as two sides of the same coin. We ground students in short-form game work as preparation for longer scene work, and in turn use scene work to improve our game work. In this way, graduates of our curriculum are well-prepared to perform both short- and long-form improv.

Because Improv involves saying the first thing that comes to mind, it can surface our biases, however unconscious. At Instant Improv, when problematic assumptions and stereotypes appear in our games or scenes, we take that as an opportunity to learn. 

 

At the end of every class or show, we engage in a feedback round where our students and audience are invited to share if something made them feel erased, stereotyped or unsafe, and we discuss how we can do better.

 

In this way, we hope to become not only better improvisers, but better people.

Students from under-represented groups or marginalized communities can apply for one of two free-of-charge spots per class.  Please apply HERE.

Level 1:

Presence & Spontaneity

Prerequisites: None!

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 16:00-18:30

Dates: August 23 - October 11

Class Show: Thursday October 15, 19:30

The perfect course for those new to improv, or those looking to brush up on the basics of short-form. This course is the prerequisite for our Level 2 classes.

Level 2:

Character

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity or

First Steps in Acting

Max Students: 14

Times: TBA

Dates: TBA

Class Show: TBA

The perfect course for those looking for a deeper dive into character work. This course is a prerequisite for our level 3 classes.

Level 2:

Narrative

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity

Max Students: 14

Times: TBA

Dates: TBA

Class Show: TBA

The perfect course for those looking for a deeper dive into story work. This course is a prerequisite for our level 3 classes.

Level 2:

Space & Time

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity

Max Students: 14

Times: TBA

Dates: TBA

Class Show: TBA

The perfect course for those looking for a deeper dive into environment & object work. This course is a prerequisite for our level 3 classes.

Level 3:

Long-Form Intensive

Prerequisites: All Level 2 Courses

Max Students: 14

Times: TBA

Dates: TBA

Class Show: TBA

The perfect course for those ready for a deep dive into longer scene work. This class is a prerequisite to be considered for a House Improv Team.

Level 3:

Short-Form Intensive

Prerequisites: All Level 2 Courses

Max Students: 14

Times: TBA

Dates: TBA

Class Show: TBA

The perfect course for those ready to take on challenging, complex short-form work. This class is a prerequisite to be considered for a House Improv Team.

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