Online Classes at Impro Theatre School

CLASSES AT THE IMPRO THEATRE SCHOOL
Starts July 26th
10:30am - 1:30pm PDT
8 weeks, weekly on Sundays
$325
CORE 1: PHYSICAL CORE
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NOTE: This class is for experienced improvisers and graduates of Intro to Narrative Improv only. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please email school@improtheatre.com
 
Physical 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”.

Much of the work in this class is inspired by Patsy Rodenburg’s concept of the 2nd Circle, by Anne Bogart’s adaptation of Viewpoints for the stage, as well as by Rudolf Laban’s movement analysis.
 
 Jo McGinley is a founding member of Impro Theatre and former Dean of the School helping to form the current curriculum. She brings a wide variety of disciplines that help inspire presence under pressure, agile thinking, and innovative thinking. She partners with global companies to bring the power of improv to changing the way leaders think.

Instructor:
JO McGINLEY

All classes are online! All times PDT.
Questions? Email school@improtheatre.com

INTRO TO NARRATIVE IMPROV
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Starts July 19th
Sundays, 10:30am-12:30pm PDT
8 weeks
$260

NOTE: this class is perfect for students brand new to improvisation or students with only a little improv experience. If you have any questions about where to start at Imrpo Theatre School please email school@improtheatre.com for guidance.
 
This 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.
 
A longtime member of Impro Theatre’s Main Company, Lisa Fredrickson has performed in nearly all of the company’s improvisation styles including “Jane Austen UnScripted,” “Sondheim UnScripted,” “Shakespeare UnScripted” and “Twilight Zone UnScripted.” She has taught Intro to Narrative Improv for many years and has appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials. She is also the resident improv teacher at California Lutheran University.

Instructor:
LISA FREDRICKSON

FIND THE HEART
New Date/Time TBD - stay tuned!
COMING SOON!
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Some improv experience needed. Students should be comfortable doing scene work. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or want placement recommendations, please email school@improtheatre.com
 
Discover tools to help you create characters and tell stories your audience will care about. Find the Heart is for actors, writers, and improvisers wishing to deepen their storytelling by developing the "heart" of their characters, avoid tempting pitfalls like cliche, melodrama, self-indulgence, and even create sympathetic villains.
 
Madi Goff is a member of the Impro Theatre Main Company and a longtime teacher at the Impro Theatre School. She is also a writer and director, a member of Ripley Improv and an alumna of the Groundlings Sunday Company.

Instructor:
MADI GOFF

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
register by 10:30am on July 18th!
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Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
register by 10:30am on July 18th!
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