Improv @ The Wall
In today’s entertainment industry, improv is one of the most important skills a professional actor can have. That’s why we created Improv @ the Wall: a uniquely original, acting-based improv program. Our classes are designed to help students utilize the tools of improv and apply them to the professional acting world.
Class offerings may vary, but our foundational goals remain constant across the curriculum. Improv always focuses on skills like listening, adding information, and give and take of focus. We also cover professional knowledge, such as how to use improv skills in an audition, rehearsal, or performance.
Contact us to see what classes we are currently offering. All levels of experience are welcome. Here are some examples of classes we have offered in the past:
Dramatic Improv delivers immediate results in your acting. It is an ongoing class meeting once per week for 3 hours. Dramatic improv classes start with warm up activities to work specific skills like listening, adding information and give and take of focus. After warm ups, students do scene work exercises. An example of a scene work exercise would be that students are given some framework (details) of a scene, and will perform variations of that scene, adjusting to direction along the way. This curriculum is the signature class of our coach, Sally.
An 8 week class meeting once per week for 3 hours. This course addresses the basics of improv skills and scene work: listening, adding information, give and take of focus, yes and, building scenes as a team, object work and more. It is based on the curriculum taught by the major American improv comedy schools (Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings, Second City and iO), as well as some original content.
Intermediate Improv Comedy
A 12 week class meeting once per week for 3 hours. This class builds on the basic skills learned in Beginner Improv to introduce students to performing longform improv as an ensemble. The last class is a showcase that is open to friends and family.
Advanced Improv Comedy
A 12 week class meeting once per week for 3 hours. This class builds on skills learned in Beginner and Intermediate improv to keep polishing longform improv as an ensemble. The last class is a showcase that is open to the community.
The Harold Bootcamp
An 8 week class meeting once per week for 3 hours. This class focuses on learning the most famous longform structure, The Harold. The last class is a showcase that is open to the community.
Class size is limited! For anyone interested in Improv @ The Wall please send us an email through our Contact page with Improv in the subject line.