This course introduces you to the skills of improvisation; developing basic verbal and physical communication skills by exploring spontaneity, active listening, risk-taking, story-telling, character development, and more. Learn how to improvise in a safe, non-judgmental environment where the laughter comes easy and fun is the name of the game. No prerequisite except a willingness to say "Yes, and..."
Starts: Tuesday June 20, 2017 7:00pm – 9:30pm Instructor: Rico Bruce Wade
Duration: 8 Weeks
STAND UP COMEDY
Always dreamed of doing stand up but don’t know where to start? Or do you have some training and want to develop your persona and material further? Then this intensive 8 week class is for you! Learn stand up from one of the best in a safe and supportive environment. Class will end with a stand up show where you can try out all your material on the MAS stage
Topics will include:
- Finding your stage persona and Digging around for your voice
- Fundamentals of the joke
- Tools for comedy building
- Developing material
- Building the stand up routine
- Mechanics of the comedy stage
- Mechanics of the comedy business
This class is appropriate for all skill levels.
Starts: Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:00pm – 9:30pm Instructor: Rico Bruce Wade
Duration: 8 Weeks
IMPROV FOR EVERYONE
Are you feeling like you’re in a rut and looking for something different? Do you want to enhance your confidence, public speaking and presentation skills? Do you want to be a better communicator? Then this course is definitely for you!
This 8 week class will focus on using improv exercises and tools to enhance your communication skills, presentation skills, interview skills and even your dating skills. You will learn to play improv games such as those in “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and have fun while building confidence and comfort in front of an audience in business and social situations. This course is open to all—no experience required and you don’t even have to be funny.
Starts: FALL 2017 11:00am – 1:30pm Instructor: Rachel Bellack
Duration: 8 WeeksCost: $275.00
This course introduces you to the building blocks of scenework, giving you the tools to create honest relationship-driven scenes on stage. A few of our most popular games will be used to strengthen your listening, teamwork, and scene-building muscles as you become a stronger, faster more bionic improviser. Students will perform at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Improv 101 or permission of instructor
Starts: FALL 2017 7:00pm – 9:30pm Instructor: Rico Bruce Wade
Duration: 8 Weeks
This class continues to build your scene work ability through establishing characters and a strong understanding of relationship. You will explore how character work can push a scene/game forward; utilizing a characters want, need and drive. Students will perform three times during the semester on the Comedysportz stage.Prerequisite: CSz 201
Starts: TBA 7:00pm - 10pm
Duration: 9 Weeks
Now that you have a strong understanding of scenework, character and relationship, we will push you toward directly applying them into your performance ability. Direct critique and side coaching will allow you to begin exploring who you are personally as an improvisor and especially as a performer. Students will perform four times during the semester on the Comedysportz stage. Prerequisite: completed CSz 101 thru 301
Long form is the focus in 505. The Harold, Armando, La Ronde, Montage, Soap Series and Lotus are just some of the games taught in the fun and fast moving class. Students will perform five times during the semester