Adult Improv

IMPROV CLASSES AT VERGE THEATER

The improv curriculum here at Verge Theater is based on long-form improv principles, which include learning the basics of improv and improvisational scene work. Our classes give a solid foundation in the principles of acceptance, listening, and creative collaboration. 

Our classes are designed for all levels and help build confidence in public speaking, thinking on your toes, and having fun on stage in a supportive environment.

This is a progressive curriculum; students are expected to take Level 1 before graduating to advanced classes. Classes are once a week for 9 weeks. 

Generous payment plans and scholarships are available for those who may need assistance. Please contact Jessie at jessie@vergetheater.com or call at 587-0737 to set up a plan that works for you.

IMPROV PHILOSOPHY

Improv is about creating something that has never existed before. Creating something that is intriguing and, therefore, entertaining. Although there are many forms of improv, at Verge Theater, we strive to teach complex long-form storytelling techniques. We push students to engage in the intricacy of narrative by incorporating scene progression, climax, and resolution. We understand that what is funny is not straightforward, and we recognize that entertaining stories are those that engage the full range of human experience. We, therefore, privilege compelling character development and collaborative storytelling over comedy.

Students learn that through listening and working together, they can participate in fulfilling and collaborative storytelling. 

SUMMER IMPROV 

Intro to Improvisation

Our intro to improvisation course focuses on having fun and learning the basics of improv through short form games. In this class, students will

  • Learn to feel comfortable on stage and with their classmates
  • Develop cooperative storytelling techniques, including “Yes, and . . .”
  • Learn how to support, listen, and accept and give gifts
  • Learn how to collectively elevate the story to an entertaining, even zany point by showing and telling the audience “what is different about today?”

TEACHER: Steven Harris-Weiel
DATES: Sundays starting June 24th, 2018 from 7-9pm
COST: $200

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Improv(e) Your Scene

In this class, we delve deeper into improvisational scene work by focusing on two person scenes and building relationships. Work on the details and improv(E) your scenes!

TEACHER: Justin Bartels
DATES: Tuesdays Starting June 19th, 2018 from 7-9pm
COST: $200
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Drop-In Improv

If you have taken an improv class before, join us for a fun drop-in session where those attending will get to improvise with a diverse group of people and play a multitude of new and favorite games.  

There is no specific teacher but will be facilitated by multiple Improv on the Verge performers.
DATES:

  • Wed. 6/8
  • Mon. 6/11 
  • Wed. 6/20
  • Mon. 6/25
  • Mon. 7/2
  • Wed. 7/11
  • Mon. 7/16
  • Tues. 7/24
  • Mon. 7/30
  • Tues. 8/7
  • Mon. 8/13
  • Tues. 8/21
  • Mon. 8/27

COST: $25/whole summer or $5/drop-in

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