Online Classes at Impro Theatre School

CLASSES AT THE IMPRO THEATRE SCHOOL

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

FROM IMPROV TO SKETCH
NEW DATE/TIME TBD!
4 weeks

If you're interested in this class,
please send us an email!
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NOTE: This class is not an "improv 101" class. It's for anyone who can hold their own in an improv scene and is looking to learn how to translate improv to written sketches.
 
Learn how to go from fun improv to transcription to sketch to rewrite to show-ready material. This 4-in-1 class is a crash course in improvising, writing, acting and directing where you learn from the best! Class size is limited to maximize individualized attention.
 
Ron West is a prolific actor, writer, and director, and has worked for The Second City for 36 years. He has written, directed, and performed more shows for Second City than he can count all over the US and Canada, collaborating with performers such as Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Scott Adsit, Jane Lynch, and Rose Abdoo. Most recently he directed The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens" at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, where he also appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge. He has won Joseph Jefferson Awards for his direction of "Curious George Goes to War" for The Second City ETC and his adaptation of "The Comedy of Errors" at Shepperton for Chicago Shakespeare. He has written for “Second City This Week” (2011-2012) and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (1999-2006), and with Phil Swann, he is the co-author of the musicals "The People vs. Friar Laurence," "deLEARious," and Neil Simon's "Musical Fools." As an actor he has played an assortment of roles in film and television productions, including recurring roles on "Malcolm in the Middle," "3rd Rock from the Sun," and many other characters with the first name, "Doctor."

Instructor:
RON WEST

Email school@improtheatre.com
INTRO TO NARRATIVE IMPROV
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NEW SESSION ADDED!

Starts January 24th, 2021
Sundays, 10:30am-12:30pm PST
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

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on Jan 23rd!
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IMPROVISING CHEKHOV
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Starts February 4th, 2021
Thursdays, 5pm-7pm PST
4 weeks
$130

Some improv experience preferred.
 
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.

Instructor:
KARI COLEMAN

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 5pm on Feb 3rd!
ABCD: ACCENTS, BIG CHARACTERS AND DIALECTS
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Starts February 16th, 2021
Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm PST
4 weeks
$130

This class is open to all experience levels.
 
Don't you just love watching an improviser who can do huge funny characters, accents and dialects from all over the world, with no fear and huge joy? This could be you, with this class from voice master Paul Rogan. Maybe you already love voices and characters and want to add some new skills. Come along and have a blast!
 
The focus is on big, fun, silly characters to broaden your range. We'll work with American, British, European and other accents and push through all the barriers you might have to even trying to do voices on stage. Would you like to be the person who can do a bunch of different characters in a show and none of them are remotely the same?
 
Paul Rogan has appeared in dozens of BBC Radio comedy shows, often doing dozens of different voices in a single episode, and has also done a ton of video games, and character comedy TV show appearances, including six different Disney kids shows, and has taught lots of improvisers accents and dialects. Paul is a member of Impro Theatre's Main Company.

Instructor:
PAUL ROGAN

Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 5pm on Feb 15!
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