Online Classes at Impro Theatre School

CLASSES AT THE IMPRO THEATRE SCHOOL

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CORE 1: PHYSICAL CORE
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Starts April 11th
Sundays, 10:30am-1:30pm PDT
8 weeks
$325

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.
 

Instructor: TATIANA GODFREY

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on April 10th!
Prequisites: 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.
INTRO TO NARRATIVE IMPROV
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Starts April 18
Sundays, 10:30am-12:30pm PDT
8 weeks, $260

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

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Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on April 10!

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 Impro Theatre School please email school@improtheatre.com for guidance.

IMPROVISING SHAKESPEARE WORKOUT
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Starts April 10
Saturdays, 2pm-4pm PDT
4 weeks
$130

A weekly workout in the technique of improvising Shakespeare. Learn to use imagery, poetry and puns, while improvising Shakespearean monologues and scenes. Make your scripted Shakespeare seem spontaneous and your improvised Shakespeare deeper and wiser.
 
Brian Lohmann is a member of Impro Theatre's Main Company. He is the co-director of Impro's "Shakespeare UnScripted," and the director of "L.A. Noir UnScripted," "Tennessee Williams UnScripted" and "Dickens UnScripted." He recently appeared Off-Broadway with Rita Rudner in "Two's A Crowd," and he has also acted on stage at ACT, Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Rep, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and many others. Brian is the author of “Shakespeare’s Secret Superpowers" and is a longtime teacher at the Impro Theatre School.

Instructor: BRIAN LOHMANN

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 2pm on April 9!

NOTE: Some improv experience required. Students will expected to read and/or watch Shakespeare outside of class. If you have any questions, please email school@improtheatre.com for guidance.

IMPROVISING DOROTHY PARKER
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Starts May 4
Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm PDT
4 weeks
$130

A four-week introduction to the brilliant short stories of Dorothy Parker and how we spin them into a joyous show full of short scenes and character sketches. Parker was a brilliant observer of the tiny and telling details that reveal the truth about relationships. Her flappers and dapper Dans are huge fun to play, and the language is unique and full of salt and vigor.
 
Paul Rogan is a longtime member of Impro Theatre's Main Company and is the co-director of Impro's "Dorothy Parker UnScripted," which has been performed at The Broad Stage, among other places. Originally from London, Paul has worked with all of the UK’s major improv groups, including the Comedy Store Players and with Eddie Izzard and Friends. Numerous TV and film credits include "American Horror Story," "Marvel's Agents of Shield," "Grace and Frankie," "Superstore," "Miss March," and lots more. He has been teaching at the Impro Theatre School for many years.

Instructor: PAUL ROGAN

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 5pm on May 3!

NOTE: Improvisers of all levels are welcome, but this is not an "improv 101" class. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email school@improtheatre.com

IMPROVISING CHEKHOV

Instructor: KARI COLEMAN

Join Kari Coleman, a founding member of Impro Theatre, for a fun four-week course, that takes a deep dive into improvising in the style of renowned playwright Anton Chekhov. You'll learn some interesting late 19th-Century Russian history, drink space-work Vodka, develop delicious love triangles, and yearn for a different life.
 
A founding member of Impro Theatre, Kari Coleman has performed in nearly all of the company’s improvisation styles including “Chekhov UnScripted," "Jane Austen UnScripted,” “Sondheim UnScripted,” “Fairy Tales UnScripted” and “L.A. Noir UnScripted.” She has also taught students of all levels at the Impro Theatre School. Her film and TV credits include "The Good Doctor" (recurring), "S.W.A.T.," "The Rookie," Helen Stacy in "The Amazing Spiderman" movies, "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," "Scandal," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Seinfeld" and many more.

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Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 5pm on May 12!
Starts May 13
Thursdays, 5pm-7pm PDT
4 weeks
$130
NOTE: Improvisers of all levels are welcome, but this is not an "improv 101" class. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email school@improtheatre.com
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