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 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 (Sundays)

Prerequisites: None!

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 1300-15:30

Dates: August 14-October 2

Class Show: October 9

Price: €175

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 1:
Presence & Spontaneity
(Wednesdays)

Prerequisites: None!

Max Students: 14

Times: Wednesdays, 19:00-21:30

Dates: August 17-October 5

Class Show: October 12

Price: €175

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 & 3 Courses

Our Level 2 courses correspond to the three main "jobs" in the English-language theater: acting, writing and directing.

Level 2 Character corresponds to acting: how do we create memorable characters on the spot? Level 2 Narrative corresponds to writing: how do we create coherent stories on the spot? Level 2 Direction corresponds to directing: how do we take and pull focus, where should players be standing, how do we decide to cut to different places & times? 

Level 3 is our Long-Form course. The prerequisites are the three Level 2 courses. We also offer other courses, including Musical Improv, from time-to-time.

See below for what's coming up next term!

Level 2:
Narrative

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity or Equivalent

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 16:00-18:30

Dates: August 14-October 2

Class Show: October 9

Early-Bird Price: €150

When perfoming improv, we're acting, writing and directing, collaboratively, all at the same time. This class will provide a deep dive into the "writing" part of improvising. This course is a prerequisite for our Level 3 courses.

Level 2:
Direction

Prerequisites: Presence & Spontaneity or Equivalent

Max Students: 14

Times: Tuesdays, 19:00-21:30

Dates: August 16-October 4

Class Show: October 11

Price: €175

When improvising, we're acting, writing and directing, collaboratively , all at the same time. This course will provide a deep dive into the "directing" part of improvising. This course is a prerequisite for Level 3

Level 2.5: Musical Games

Prerequisites: At least one Level 2 course or Equivalent

Max Students: 14

Times: Sundays, 19:00-21:30

Dates: August 14-October 2

Class Show: October 9

Early-Bird Price: €150

The perfect course for those excited to learn a slew of hilarious short-form musical games.