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IMPROV 304

Improv 304: Standup for Improvisers

How often have you been in an improv scene and thought, "That would make a great stand up bit".  Well it's time to make that happen! Standup for Improvisers helps you take the improv skills you know and love shows you how to use them to inspire hilarious standup comedy.  

Prerequisite: IMPROV 301

Maximum Number of Students: 12

IMPROV 501

IMPROV 501: Longform Structures and Freeform Play

IMPROV 501 applies Harold skills to the execution of many other popular longform structures. Students explore show formats like Armando, JTS Brown, Living Room and Close Quarters. Techniques and tricks used to successfully perform those improv structures will provide students with a set of tools necessary for Freeform Play.

Each session ends with a Student Showcase.

Prerequisite: IMPROV 401

Maximum Number of Students: 12

IMPROV 401

401: Advanced Harold Performance

IMPROV 401 pushes you to explore Harold techniques for performance. Focus will be on support, character work, game play, tag-outs, and advanced edits. By the end of 401 students will start to accept Harold as a philosophy of play.

Each session ends with a Student Showcase

Prerequisite: IMPROV 301

Maximum Number of Students: 12

IMPROV 301

301: Organic and Game-Driven Scenework

Prerequisite: IMPROV 201

Maximum Number of Students: 12

IMPROV 201

201: Points of Inspiration

IMPROV 201 dives deep into character and relationship. Students build a toolbox of scenic initiation techniques to help scenes start off with a bang. With purpose-driven “short-form” games and finely tuned exercises, our faculty foster success through creating rich characters, heightening relationships, tackling group scenes and exploring environment. Students discover the limitless potential for scenic inspiration in each other and the world around us.

Each session ends with a Student Showcase.

Prerequisite: IMPROV 101

Maximum Number of Students: 14

IMPROV 101

101: Foundation of Improvisation

Prerequisite: None (No previous experience necessary)

Maximum Number of Students: 14

Improv Workshops for Teens!

Develop your comedic voice with ImprovBoston! Using our unique approach to theater, students learn improvisation skills that not only make them better performers, but give them life long tools they can use every day. This class will teach students to have confidence in their own point of view, accept even the biggest "mistakes" as gifts, become amazing team players, & communicate their ideas more effectively. The session concludes with an improv show featuring the students working with some of our cast members.

Prerequisite: None (No previous experience necessary)

Maximum Number of Students: 10