Never tried Improv Comedy, or just want to brush up on your skills and have fun? Then check out our NEW, one-day (5 hr) Workshops:
Alive Center, 500 W 5th Avenue, Naperville IL 60563 (South of Naperville North High School)
9am-3pm with 1 hour break for lunch.
If you're a complete beginner, sign up for one Introduction To Comedy Workshop on 2/1 where we will introduce the rules and skills of Improv Comedy. Then you'll be ready to take ANY Master Class.
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV COMEDY (For Beginners)
Come get a "taste" of learning Improv Comedy in this fun, one day workshop! Discover the basic rules of Improv, and explore your creativity while playing short-form Improv games. Through group mind exercises, you will learn to build better listening and communication skills, and how to work as a team. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in becoming more playful, spontaneous, and flexible while making new friends and having loads of fun, in a relaxed atmosphere. Just attend the February 1st and you'll be set for advance classes!
MASTER CLASSES (For those who've completed Introduction to Improv Comedy)
Choose one or more classes:
1) Developing improv comedy characters This workshop focuses on the development of characters through environment work, body work, emotion, and observation. We will work as a class to help you create one (or two) solid characters to gain more Improv confidence - focusing on emotional impact, raising the stakes and acting truthfully, all while heightening your sense of play and comedic timing. March 7th, 2020
2) Developing improv comedy scene work Improv is nothing without solid scene work. Learn to boldly initiate scenes, stick with character choices and heighten moments organically to build funny and poignant scenes. Details, specifics and information are always needed for a good improv scene. This workshop teaches you HOW to create those scenic needs to open up your scenes so that they inspire your form and fellow players while doing more with less. April 4th,2020
3) Improv Jam! This workshop will allow you to utilize the skills you learned in the previous workshops and classes (fundamentals of Improv, characters and scene work) in a fun, relaxed, environment. We will go more in-depth on how to start and end a scene strong, utilizing characters and scene work to drive through a scene and make any Improv scene more interesting and fun! This is your chance to let it all out! May 2nd, 2020
All Workshops will be held 9am-3pm at the Alive Center, 500 W 5th Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60563. 1 hour lunch break. Lunch NOT included. Recommended for age 16 and older.