Class Descriptions

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

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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. We do hold auditions for our mainstage improv and sketch performance ensemble, the Curious Comedy Playas! Please check upcoming auditions dates HERE or emails info@curiouscomedy.org.

Workshops

No workshops are currently scheduled. 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-B 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.

Introduction to Stand Up Comedy

Learn the fundamentals of stand up comedy including stage etiquette, joke structure, writing habits and more while generating material for your own three-minute stand up routine. This course will consist of writing exercises, watching stand up masters, and classroom performance to help you explore different stand up styles, connect to your own unique writing process and discover your own voice. Class ends with a student showcase at the Curious Comedy Open Mic. Taught by local comedian Gabe Dinger.

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

View upcoming classes and Register HERE.

Introduction to Sketch Writing - 1

Character and Conflict – Students will spend seven weeks working on idea generation, structure and character, leaving with an understanding of how to write a well-structured, dynamic sketch. Participants will emerge with three sketches that they’ve rewritten and seen up on their feet.

Weeks 1-3 will focus on brainstorming ideas, creating unique characters, sketch structure and developing the game of the scene. Beginning in week 4 and continuing to week 6, students will bring in a sketch a week that we will workshop together. From weeks 5-7, they will bring in a rewrite of the previous week’s scene along with the new sketch.

Tuition: $195 ($175 early registration) for each eight week session.

Calendar and Registration HERE.

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