Class Descriptions

Registration is open for our summer workshops and fall classes. Got a question? Check out our FAQ page, or email info@curiouscomedy.org to get on our Training Center mailing list.

 

8 Week Classes

 

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: $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

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: $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

 Once you become familiar with scene concepts and understand the progression of a long form narrative, Level 3 prepares you for tying it all together into a performance-level format. While developing your scene connections and practicing dynamic character work, you learn to find theme, timing and the beats of comedy. Along with additional individualized feedback and new challenges, Level 3 also pushes students to test their critical thinking skills and takes bigger risks (along with bigger rewards!).
Skills covered in this class include: Multi-person Scene Work, Continuation of Beats, Finding the Game, Theme-Building, Advanced Character Development, Group Mind, Stage Presence, and Performance Confidence

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

With a comfortable grasp on long form and a confidence in improv basics, the next step is both important and exciting – rehearsing as a member of an ensemble! By developing a group mind with other similarly-skilled performers, you gain a new perspective from the cooperation basics learned in previous classes. 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.

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, and Playing In an Ensemble

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.

Workshops and Intensives

Comedy Writing Intensive: Monologue Jokes, Pitches, and Sketches

Artistic Director Stacey Hallal teaches you the comedic writing skills, structure and exercises needed for creating live sketch shows and TV writing submission packets.

Class Dates: 08/15 12 pm- 3 pm

Instructor: Stacey Hallal

Tuition: $35

Improv Diagnostics: Summer Boot Camp!

Are you ready to get into improv shape? In this special summer program, Artistic Director Stacey Hallal will identify your strengths, weaknesses and bad habits then whip your ass into shape with exercises and drills designed to help you get better, faster. Includes three classes and a final showcase.

Class Dates: 08/02, 08/09, 08/16 3:30-5:30 pm

Final Showcase: 09/16

Instructor: Stacey Hallal

Tuition: $100

Introduction to Improv Workshop

Come play with us! In this introductory workshop you can learn about improv at Curious Comedy Theater. Try improv while also getting to know the Curious Comedy teachers, supportive philosophy and warm environment. If you’ve always thought about improvising – here’s your chance to explore, have fun, and test the waters before jumping in! One 2 hour workshop! Tickets are $25 online and at the door!

Class Dates: 08/22 12:00-2:00 pm

Instructor: Jake Michels

Tuition: $25

Summer Camp for Adults

At last! A summer camp for grown ups. Looking for something fun and different to do this summer? Want to meet new people? Have you always wanted to try improv comedy, but were afraid to jump into a full training center program? In this one week intensive, you will have a blast learning improv basics in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you’ll learn important life skills like listening, communication, trust and teamwork. Camp will culminate in an optional jam at Open Court on Thursday. Come play with us!

Class Dates: Monday- Thursday, 08/24- 08/27 7:00-9:30 pm

Instructor: Stacey Hallal

Tuition: $100

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.