Class Descriptions

Registration is open for our Spring classes. For registration and to view upcoming classes please visit our calendar HERE!

Got a question? Check out our FAQ page or Email info@curiouscomedy.org with any questions or to get on our Training Center mailing list.

Auditions

Curious Comedy Theater is no longer holding auditions for our classes and will instead require Curious instructor permission for student advancement through the levels. Auditions are mandatory for admission into our Level 5 course. We do hold auditions for our Mainstage improv and sketch performance ensemble, the Curious Comedy Playas as well as for our House Team! Please check upcoming auditions dates HERE or emails info@curiouscomedy.org.

Workshops and Intensives

There are currently no workshops or intensives being offered. Some are in the works so stay tuned!

8 Week Classes

 

Level 1: Improv Fundamentals

This fun and exciting level uses short form games and improv exercises to help students master the all-important fundamentals of improvisational theater. If you have some improv experience, you will build skills and master the basic by revisiting them with a fresh perspective. If you have never been on a stage before in your life – these exercises will help you build confidence, learn to think quickly on your feet and give you a taste of the magic of improvisation. Either way – you will have a blast while learning incredibly important skills that will benefit you on stage as well as in every day life. Registration for Level 1 is allowed without an audition. We develop our talent pool and cast our shows from our training center.

Skills covered in the class include: Making Offers, Listening, Heightening Emotion, Physical Comedy, Character Building, Team Building, Stage Presence, Voice Projection

Tuition: $195 ($175 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

View upcoming classes and Register HERE.

 

Level 2: Scene Work Skill Building

Character development and scene progression – Now that you understand the improv fundamentals, Level 2 will give you time to practice and develop your skills in longer scenes while being introduced to scenic short form games and basic long form improv formats. You will also receive more specific individual diagnostics, feedback, and challenges throughout this level. This level is great for those intending to perform improv as well as actors looking to improve their range and and ability to play in the moment. Registration for Level 2 is only allowed through Curious instructor permission. Students advance to Level 3 via permission from their Level 2 instructor.  We develop our talent pool and cast our shows from our training center.

Skills covered in the class include: Two-person Scene Work, Personal Monologues,  Scene Etiquette, Dealing With The Problem of the Scene, Intermediate Character Development, Strengthening Individual Weaknesses, Identifying Individual Strengths, Acting In The Moment, Playing With Silence, And More…

Tuition: $195 ($175 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

View upcoming classes and Register HERE.

Level 3: Advanced Scene Work

Now that you are familiar with self-edits  and have been introduced to intermediate long form, Level 3 will introduce you to the classic long form format, the Harold, in which group think and theme is heavily emphasized. You will receive individual diagnostics, feedback, and challenges throughout this level. Level 3 is intended for individuals who wish to perform improv and push their critical thinking skills to the limits as well as actors looking to improve their range and ability to play in the moment. Registration for Level 3 is only allowed through Curious instructor permission. Students must also have instructor permission to graduate to Level 4: Ensemble and Performance. We develop our talent pool and cast our shows from our training center.

Skills covered in this class include: Multi-person Scene Work, Continuation of Beats, Finding the Game, Advanced Character Development, Group Mind, and More!

Tuition: $195 ($175 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

View upcoming classes and Register HERE!

Level 4: Ensemble and Performance

You have mastered the fundamentals of improv and scene work and you understand the basics of long form improv – so what next? Now it’s time to become a member of an ensemble and rehearse long form formats specifically to perform shows in front of a general audience. In this level you still receive individual notes for your personal development while you also discover how to be a member of a tight ensemble working together to create amazing shows spontaneously for a live audience. This level allows you to experience the magic of long form improv while freeing your best work through the supportive environment of an ensemble you will grow to love and trust. Registration for Level 4 is only allowed through  Curious instructor permission. Ensembles will be created with care and intention for the best mix of players and compatibility. Level 4 ensembles may become part of the Curious show schedule and members are most likely to be cast in Curious shows.

Skills covered in the class include: Mastering the Fundamentals, Mastering Two-person Scene, Long form Performance Formats, Advanced Character Development, Strengthening Individual Weaknesses Identifying and Building Individual Strengths, Playing In an Ensemble, And More…

Tuition: $195 ($175 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

View upcoming classes and Register HERE.

Level 5: Performance Mastery

 You know the skills, now it’s time to work with an ensemble in a professional performance environment! Taught by Curious Comedy Education Director Jake Michels, the new Level 5 Performance Mastery class develops your skills and group mind to excel in any performance venue or audition. By focusing on performance tactics, students gain an understanding of scenic rhythms, creative storytelling, and connected spontaneity. This class includes four class sessions and four guaranteed performances at Curious Comedy, complete with personalized notes, diagnostic feedback, and professionalism training over an eight week session to most effectively optimize your stage time!

Tuition: $195 ($175 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

View upcoming classes and Register HERE.

 

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