Improvised creativity comes so naturally to us as children, but we often lose sight of its value as adults. Improv comedy training can help us begin to once again work out those creative "muscles", leading to more confident social interactions, stronger professional and personal relationships, and a regular outlet for joy in our lives.

Drawing from nine years and thousands of hours of teaching and coaching experience, our four-level long-form comedic improv curriculum is designed to inspire compelling, character driven scene work. Each level is eight weeks long, culminating in a showcase show in front of a live audience.

 

I had such an awesome time in Improv level 1 class with Dave Hamilton! Everyone in class is so much fun! And its awesome to just be in a space with a group of HAPPINESS!!!! Improv has definitely boosted my confidence!

Janet - Improv for Actors Graduate

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Improv Level 2

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Wednesdays from 6-8p beginning June 26th at Anubis Improv.

This eight-week course, being taught by Anubis Improv co-owner Nicky Napolitano, is the second of four levels in our long-form improv curriculum.

Level 2 will take the fundamental lessons from Level 1 and expand on them to take your scenes from good to great. We look at scene dynamics, joyful discovery, specificity, and multiple person scenes.

Some previous improv experience is preferred.

$250, The diversity scholarship for this session has been awarded.

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GROUP MIND! Group Games and Openings with Robin Johnstone

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Sunday, June 23rd from 12-3p at Anubis Improv.

Improv philosophy is entirely rooted in collaboration, so why do we end up so many two- or three-person scenes? Some players freeze when there is a group scene. Sometimes everyone talks over each other. Sometimes it feels like each player is writing a different scene and no one can agree which idea to pursue. We need to get on the same page…this is art by committee!

This workshop provides templates for the structure of group games and openings. These exercises can be used interchangeably between both or even used as warmup exercises.

Improv experience preferred.

Robin Johnstone has been an improviser for two decades. She has graduated from several training centers, including IO West, Second City, and UCB. She has taught children’s improv workshops in Los Angeles and intro to improv at La Nuit in New Orleans. She was cast in three house teams and produced several other shows in Los Angeles. Festival performances include Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Sketch Fest, LA Improv Festival, Dirty South Improv Festival, New Orleans Improv Festival, ComedySportz Festivus, and ComedySportz World Tournament.

$40

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Curriculum Overview:

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Improv Level 1

In the first of four levels in our long-form improv curriculum, we will use the Formula of Improv to teach compelling, character driven, long-form improv scene work. We introduce the fundamental concepts of "Yes, and...", "If this, then what", structure/filter, and more!
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Improv Level 2

Level 2 will take the fundamental lessons from Level 1 and expand on them to take your scenes from good to great. We look at scene dynamics, joyful discovery, specificity, and multiple person scenes.
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Improv Level 3

Level 3 will focus on pattern, game, and introduce the use of devices. Students will learn how to support their teammates with Tag Outs, Walk Ons, and Cut Tos.
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Improv Level 4

Level 4 will work on the ensemble and how to get the most from every performance. We look at individual strengths and weaknesses, mindfulness, and callbacks through extensive scene notes and discussion.