Class Descriptions

Registration is open for our Spring 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. 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

 

Diagnostics

Do you feel like you have plateaued in your improv performance? Looking for a new perspective? While most improv training sometimes lacks the individual notes required for development, Diagnotics is all about YOU.Group up with other experienced improvisers and perform scenes while a Curious Comedy instructor provides direct notes and goals specialized to address your weaknesses. Discover your improv potential in this personalized workshop.

Requirements: Level 4 Curious Improv or By Approval

Instructors: Garrett Palm and Jake Michels

Tuition: $75 for this three week session.

Register HERE.

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.

 

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