Learn valuable skills through play and performing in a safe environment!
Improv – Improvisation for Life, Work, and Entertainment
What is Improv?
Improv is a form of theatre in which the storytelling is all created spontaneously in the moment without any preconceived ideas or scripts.
- Learn how to build trust, develop effective communication, embrace risk taking, enhance active listening and emotional intelligence, learn to be “in the moment”, create memorable moments, and so much more!
- Build personal growth in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment
- We welcome everyone of all levels, whether you are brand new to Improv, have taken a few classes, a seasoned performer, or public speaker.
Improv can help to give anyone the tools that will have a lasting impact and build confidence in their abilities.
Richard Hogeboom (Stanford PhD) has trained and performed with some of the greats of improv including David Razowsky, Mark Beltzman, Rick Andrews, Shannon Winpenny, as well as the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) in Paris, Amsterdam, and the Alan Alda Communication School in New York. Richard has also been an entrepreneur, teacher, professor, and charter school principal
Upcoming Improv Classes & Events
This 6-week intensive course will combine the beginning foundations, skill building techniques of Improv 101 and continue with a deeper dive into concrete scene work, ensemble building, character development, and performance skills taught in Improv 201 in preparation for advanced performance work in Improv 301.
Students will learn
- Groundwork for creative storytelling
- Ensemble building
- Character and relationship development
- Scene structure
- Basic acting skills that lead to believable characters and scene work
By the end of the course, students will perform the skills and techniques they learned in a student matinee Sunday showcase on August 20th from 4-5 pm for family and friends.
Would you like to deepen your comfort and joy as an improv “ensemble performer”?
Would you like to be part of a named ensemble where you are bonded with your teammates creating satisfying experiences?
Would you like to bring your improv gifts into the community with ongoing performances?
If you answer yes to any of these three questions, and have prior improv or acting training and experience, this course is for you.
The joy and lifelong treasure of being part of a named performing ensemble is one of the great highlights of improv acting. This six-week workshop will focus on the art and practice of effective performing in an ensemble.
During this 6-week improv series, participants will
- Develop a range of improv performing skills that can be learned, practiced, and coached.
- Create and participate in a “named” ensemble, with a group photo and image
- Practice and perform a “signature” performance style
- Develop a strong bond of trust in an ensemble, contributing your unique strengths
- Have performed multiple times with that ensemble
- Understand and appreciate the rewards of sustained performing
Following this six-week course, additional performing opportunities will be created for committed ensemble members.
New to Improv? Curious, experienced, or just looking to have fun and meet new people? Our drop-in workshop is the perfect non-committal taste of Improv. Learn fun and engaging Improv games and exercises that are designed to bring out the play in everyone. Bring a friend, share the laughs, build connections, and embrace the silliness! Don’t miss out, sign up today!