Class Descriptions

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8 Week Class Sessions

 

Level 1: Improv Fundamentals

This fun and dynamic introduction to improv utilizes short form games and creative exercises to help students understand the all-important fundamentals of improvisational theater. If you have experience with improv already, this class provides a new perspective and an expanded vocabulary for learning. If you have no improv experience, Level 1 builds confidence, trains your brain for creative thinking, and inspires you to have fun!
Skills covered in the class include: Making Offers, Listening, Acceptance, Heightening, Emotion, Physical Comedy, Character Building, Team Building, Stage Presence, Voice Projection

Tuition: $225 ($215 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

Run Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays

View upcoming classes and Register HERE for Tuesday’s class.

View upcoming classes and Register HERE for Wednesday’s class.

 

Level 2: Scene Work Skill Building

After grasping the fundamentals from Level 1, your next step lies in the nitty-gritty of improv: scene work. Level 2 introduces longer scenes into play and lets you explore characters, scene progressions, and basic longform formats. You also receive more specific individual diagnostics, feedback, and challenges throughout the class. Scene work skill-building is the perfect practice for those intending to perform improv as well as actors looking to improve their range and ability to play in the moment.
Skills covered in the class include: Two-person Scene Work, Personal Monologues,  Scene Etiquette, Character Development, Strengthening Individual Weaknesses, Identifying Individual Strengths, Acting In The Moment, Scene Rhythms, and Performance Skills

Tuition: $225 ($215 early registration) for each seven week session with an additional student showcase performance.

Run Time: 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm Tuesdays

View upcoming classes and register HERE.

CORE Series

Must have completed Level 1 and Level 2.

Objective and Relationship

In this class you will explore the improvisational storytelling principles of Objective and Relationship which include playing with point of view, emotional investment, finding the game, heightening, status and more. Learn how to make strong choices for yourself and hold on to them while supporting the choices made by your scene partner.

Tuition: $235 ($225 early registration) for each seven week session with a student showcase performance.

Run Time: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm Wednesdays

View upcoming classes and register HERE.

Characterization and Environment

In this class you will explore the improvisational storytelling principles of Characterization and Environment which include playing with point of view, physicality, how to build the space, finding the game, heightening, status and more. Learn how to make strong choices for yourself and hold on to them while supporting the choices made by your scene partner.

Tuition: $235 ($225 early registration) for each seven week session with a student showcase performance.

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Performance Mastery

 You know the skills, now it’s time to work with an ensemble in a professional performance environment! The new 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 seven class sessions and three 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: $245 for each seven week session with an two additional student performances along with the student showcase.

Run Time: 7:00-9:30 pm Wednesdays

By audition only.

Curious Comedy Electives

Musical Improv

Come learn to be an improv triple threat! In this seven-week series, students will practice the craft of improvising musical theater—incorporating singing, acting, and dancing. We’ll practice the building blocks of improvising a song, from rhyming and harmony to song structures, solos, duets, and group numbers. We’ll explore musical theater acting and narrative styles, exploring what to sing, why to sing, and when to sing. We’ll even explore improvised movement and choreography techniques, so our improvised musicals will sparkle! The class will culminate with a performance slot in the Curious Student Showcase. (No prior music or dance experience required, though students should have improv experience.)

Tuition: $235 ($225 early registration) for each seven week session with a student showcase performance.

View upcoming class and register HERE.

Auditions

Curious Comedy classes are non-audition! Your Curious instructor will give you feedback and permission to advance 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 Player,s as well as for our House Team! Please check upcoming audition dates, click HERE or email info@curiouscomedy.org.