OUR MISSION

Impro Theatre exists to change the world through joyful artistic engagement by performing, teaching, and expanding storytelling through unscripted theatre.Our core values include:
• Furthering the art of improvisation and remaining devoted to artistic excellence.
• Challenging artists to stretch creatively while challenging other art-makers and audiences to expand their definitions of theatre.
• Embracing cooperation, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and creative risk-taking in its fullest form.
• Entertaining, inspiring, and engaging patrons and performers locally and throughout the world.
• Promoting artistic exchange with other artists.
• Investing in the local community through classes, workshops, and programs that reach youth and diverse populations.

ALL SHOWS PST | All shows currently online


SATURDAYS at 5:30pm

5:30 PM

IMPRO THEATRE PRESENTS

Spontaneous conversations with storytellers of all types created, produced & hosted by Mike Rock.We close out Pride Month with a Roundtable discussion with these brilliant and wonderful artists! Actor/screenwriter Chris Grace (Superstore, Atypical, PEN15, This Is Us) Writer/director/producer Rebecca Lowman, (Perry Mason, Scandal, Raising Hope, Burn Notice) Actor/comedian/hip hop dancer/podcaster Oscar Montoya, (Minx, Final Space, Bless The Harts) Actor/writer Joey Rich, (God) Mother, iCarly, Mom, The Big Bang Theory) and Writer/actress/filmmaker/activist Ashlei Shyne (The Book Of Queer, #TMI, Dyke Central.)We delve into what drives artists to do what they do.

Saturdays at 5:30 PM

Questions?
Email:school@improtheatre.com
All times PST.

DROPPING OR WITHDRAWING FROM A CLASS
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have relaxed our drop and attendance policies under consideration of how unpredictable life is at the moment. Please reach out to us at school@improtheatre.com if you need to drop a class and we will find the best way to accommodate your situation.
If you need to drop a class, you must email school@improtheatre.com with the subject heading “DROP REQUEST” to begin the drop process. Notifying the teacher is not enough. And missing class is not the same as dropping the class.If you drop a workshop class (Elective classes, Intro to Narrative, CORE 1, 2, 3, or 4) more than seven (7) business days prior to the start date, you can receive school credit for the amount you paid minus a non-refundable $25 processing fee. If you drop a workshop class less than seven (7) business days prior to or on the start date, you can receive school credit for the amount you paid minus a non-refundable $50 processing fee. If you drop a workshop class that is in session, you are not eligible for class credit or a refund.If you are using the payment plan and drop the class before the second payment is processed or before the third payment is processed, the policies above still apply, and you must still fulfill the financial obligation to Impro Theatre School. If you don’t contact the School or fulfill the financial obligation within seven (7) days of dropping, you may be subject to late fees.SCHOOL CONDUCT & HARASSMENT POLICY
While in class at Impro Theatre School, students will participate in a creative process that is open and accepting of all individuals. Impro endeavors to create an environment that is supportive, inspirational, and safe. Any inappropriate behaviors including inappropriate verbal, physical, or sexual conduct, or the destruction of any property or of the Impro Theatre spaces, or the consumption of drugs or alcohol during class will not be tolerated and will result in removal from class, suspension from school, and forfeiture of class tuition. Impro has a zero-tolerance policy for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other type of discrimination against a marginalized group. Be supportive of each other. For our online classes, we have a zero tolerance policy for the sharing of inappropriate or offensive materials, virtual backgrounds and links.
We hold our faculty and staff to the same standards of conduct as stated above.Impro requires students to refrain from using forms of comedy that are offensive, or discriminatory towards race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. While we understand to a degree that this may happen accidentally, occurrences of this type of behavior are grounds for suspension without reimbursement.

We plan to continue to grow our online school even after Impro returns to in-person classes. New online class offerings will appear regularly, so check back often for the latest or join our mailing list in the CONTACT section to never miss an update.

Intro to narrative improv

SATURDAY, July 9th, 2022 10:30aM PST

With Ryan Smith

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on July 8th!

ABOUT THIS CLASSThis is where your Impro story begins. In this 8-week introductory workshop, you will learn the skills to prepare for the Impro CORE Program. Intro to Narrative is a supportive and fun start for those with zero to little experience or for those orienting themselves to Impro’s style. Whether you have some experience or none at all, our teachers are skilled at tailoring the workshop to challenge each individual at his or her level. In Intro to Narrative, you’ll learn the foundations of improv with skills like “Yes and!”, make your partner look good, and mistakes are gifts. You will learn Impro’s fundamentals of narrative improv by creating scenes with C.O.R.E. - character, relationship, objective, environment.8 Weeks - $260
Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm PST
July 9th - August 27th

CORE 1: Physical CORE

SATURDAY, July 9th, 2022 10:30aM PST

With Madi Goff

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on July 8th!

ABOUT THIS CLASSPhysical CORE is the first workshop in the series of four CORE curriculum workshops and the foundation of Impro’s style of narrative improvisation. Impro values grounded characters, fully realized environments, and performing with a relaxed state of play. Physical CORE explores creating that relaxed state of play by letting go of the common misconception that improv is all about quick wits, verbal dexterity, and entering with an “idea.” While those skills can be helpful, at Impro we start by focusing on creating scenes from nonverbal offers like emotion, sensory input, stage picture, and movement. Impro asks its students to slow down, give importance to stagecraft, acting, and environment, as well as explore silences, and allow relationships and emotion to create story.8 Weeks - $325
Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm PST
July 9th - August 27th

CORE 4: Genre CORE

Sunday, July 10th, 2022 10:30am PST

With Mike Rock

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 5pm on June 9th!

ABOUT THIS CLASSGenre CORE is the fourth class of the CORE progression where students apply the skills from CORE 1, 2, & 3 to the study of a specific style. This iteration of Genre CORE will focus on Twilight Zone.Students will work on identifying recurring story types, using narration and theme, being open to discovery, and avoiding "plot."Twilight Zone offers the chance to tell morality tales through the lens of science fiction, and as a film genre is perfectly suited to online performances.12 Weeks - $485
Sundays, 10:30am-1:30pm PST
July 10th - September 25th
THIS CLASS HAS PREREQUISITES!
Students must have completed CORE 1-3 in order to enroll. Email school@improtheatre.com if you have questions about your eligibilty

More Online Classes Are Coming Soon

in-person classes are Coming Soon!

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & ACCESS (DEIA)


Impro Theatre is dedicated to achieving growth in diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) through concrete, sustained, and forward-looking action. Our DEIA Action Committee was created in February 2020 to address these issues and set specific priorities.The committee was set up to help ensure broad representation across the entire Impro Theatre community. Members include people representing our Board of Directors, Main Company, school faculty, students and administrative staff. Together, they are committed to boldly execute inclusive, artistically compelling, and unequivocally anti-racist programs and policies. The committee meets every other week, and members serve a minimum one-year period.In the summer of 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement compelled us to address DEIA issues with greater urgency. In June 2020, we issued open letters to our community expressing our support for the Black Lives Matter movement and committing to make anti-racism and DEIA our number one priority to achieve essential and enduring transformation. In March 2021, the Main Company Performance Ensemble issued an apology to our community and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community members, in particular.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO REACH OUT TO US REGARDING DEIA ISSUES•Email the Student Representatives on the DEIA Action Committee:
deiastudentreps@improtheatre.com
•Report DEIA issues through our anonymous feedback system.•Contact Nick, one of our School Administrators, at school@improtheatre.com

Contact

1727 N. Vermont Ave, #211, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Parking: When attending performances or classes, please do not park in the lot on Vermont. Use nearby street-parking on New Hampshire, Kingswell, Melbourne, and Russell. Arrive several minutes before your event to allow time for parking.