Online Classes at Impro Theatre School

CLASSES AT THE IMPRO THEATRE SCHOOL

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

INTRO TO NARRATIVE IMPROV
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Starts October 3
Saturdays, 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 Impro
Theatre School please email
school@improtheatre.com for guidance.

Instructor:
LISA FREDRICKSON

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on Oct 2nd!
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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.

IMPROVISING SHAKESPEARE WORKOUT
Starts September 15
Tuesdays, 7pm - 9pm PDT
4 weeks
$130
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Some improv experience required. Students will expected to read and/or watch Shakespeare outside of class.
 
Learn to use imagery, poetry, 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 7pm on Sept 14!
CORE 1: PHYSICAL CORE
Starts October 4th
Sundays, 2pm-5pm PDT
8 weeks
$325
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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.
 
Tatiana Godfrey was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a proud alumna of The School for Creative & Performing Arts and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Tatiana had a varied career in theater before discovering a passion for arts education. She served as the assistant director of the off-Broadway premier of No Dog's Allowed, by Sonia Manzano; she is a founding member of New York's Pipeline Theatre Company and Atlanta's Fabrefaction Theatre Company; she was featured in HBO's David Mamet film Phil Spector. While serving as Fabrefaction's Educational Director, Tatiana had the privilege of creating and launching a variety of educational initiatives that were focused on giving students practical skillsets to use both in theatre and in life. This approach to teaching led Tatiana to Ohio Career Technical Education, which focuses on teaching students to be ready for the workforce or secondary education. She is currently an MFA candidate in dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts.

Instructor:
TATIANA GODFREY

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
register by 2pm on October 3rd!
THE BLACK AESTHETIC
Starts October 8
Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm PDT
4 weeks
$130
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NOTE: The prerequisites for this class are any
foundational improvisation class and an
open mind.

 
Suzan-Lori Parks famously asked “What is a
Black play?” This class will attempt to answer
this question by surveying plays by Black
playwrights, asking critical questions of them,
and using our in-class analyses to build
possible new structures for improvisational
scene work. This class will also provide historical context for understanding the content of the play and the time in which it was written. The playwrights and the texts that we will engage will serve as artistic commentary regarding images/stereotypes, approaches to recurring themes within the community, and the necessity for different models of aesthetics in representation.
 
Playwrights will include August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks and Lynn Nottage. Students will have the opportunity to choose among various plays by these writers. Plays will be read outside of class time. In class, time will be structured for both analysis through lecture, group discussion and critical reading and improvised play. From this class students will take away a greater knowledge of Black playwrights, will be able to identify themes and motifs that recur in the Black aesthetic, and will be able to articulate the importance of representing this aesthetic.
 
Tatiana Godfrey was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a proud alumna of The School for Creative & Performing Arts and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Tatiana had a varied career in theater before discovering a passion for arts education. She served as the assistant director of the off-Broadway premier of No Dog's Allowed, by Sonia Manzano; she is a founding member of New York's Pipeline Theatre Company and Atlanta's Fabrefaction Theatre Company; she was featured in HBO's David Mamet film Phil Spector. While serving as Fabrefaction's Educational Director, Tatiana had the privilege of creating and launching a variety of educational initiatives that were focused on giving students practical skillsets to use both in theatre and in life. This approach to teaching led Tatiana to Ohio Career Technical Education, which focuses on teaching students to be ready for the workforce or secondary education. She is currently an MFA candidate in dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts.

Instructor:
TATIANA GODFREY

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IMPROVISING SHAKESPEARE WORKOUT
Starts October 3
Saturdays, 2pm - 4pm PDT
4 weeks
$130
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Some improv experience required. Students will expected to read and/or watch Shakespeare outside of class.
 
Learn to use imagery, poetry, 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 Oct 2!
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