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Improv Elective: Dramatic Techniques In Comedic Improv

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Join Second City instructor Ross Taylor for a one-day workshop that uses dramatic ideas to enhance the comedy in improv. At the Second City in Chicago, the instructor of a class called ‘Dramatic Improv’ needed surgery and Ross stepped in to teach for four weeks.  The curriculum and work changed the way he view comedic improv, and gave him...

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$45

Improv Elective: Coaching

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Learn how to coach and teach improv through practical hands-on experience. Students will work on warm-ups, scene exercises and ensemble building techniques by coaching actual performers. The class will also cover how to give notes, structure a coaching session, deal with common coaching problems, manage time, and other skills needed to be a confident,...

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$299

6 sessions

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Playing with Paranoia

at ANDTheatre Company - Midtown 244 W 54th St 12th Fl, New York, New York 10019

We ain’t talking crazy! We’ll explore and practice ways to expand your level of awareness in order to ground you in the moment and help you discover the richest characters, strongest relationships, and most lasting moments. There’s a lot going on around you. Act on it! Requirements: This workshop is appropriate for new improvisers as well as...

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$50

Improv Elective: Play

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Play! Remember when you first discovered improv? Before you started worrying about being "good" at it? Remember how much fun you had, just playing? This four-week elective will get you back in touch with that playful improvisor, and help get you out of your head. We'll work to infuse your improv with a newfound sense of joy, energy and creativity.

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$99

2 sessions

NYMIF: Intro to Hip Hop Improv

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its’...

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$49

NYMIF: Musical Improv Power Up

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

This workshop is the musical improv equivalent of a Super Mario mushroom. We'll focus on improved scene-song connection, techniques for creating powerful characters, and character wants that make songs that write themselves. By the end of the workshop, you will take your skills to the next level and blow your own mind! But you will still be the same...

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$49

Trial Essentials Class 101

at Acting School for Film and Television - Midtown 150 West 46th St 7th Floor, Buzzer 6, New York, New York 10036

If you are simply interested in getting a small dose of what happens in film acting, and wish to try a single class before committing to a course of study, we offer a trial class of our Essentials of Film Acting Course. Almost every entering student should start with this class, even those with substantial theatrical backgrounds. The classes teach...

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$150

Commit and Don't Worry About It

at Brooklyn Comedy Collective - Williamsburg 109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

The instructor uses a hybrid of the most important techniques he's learned from his training and applies them to how he performs. This workshop will focus on having fun while improvising by not thinking, not judging, and not worrying about what to say. Instead, we'll commit to the character, listen harder to your partner, and do it all confidently.

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$45

Improvised Shakespeare

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

In Improvised Shakespeare we will dive into all the lust, murder, revenge, magic, love, mystery (and everything else) that Shakespeare was able to pack into his plays. Over the course of four weeks we'll hone our language skills, stretch our character range, and explore the balance between narrative and objective that underpins all long-form improvised...

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$249

5 sessions

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Improv Elective: Improv Combat

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

In this class students will learn basic techniques for how to safely portray physical fights in an improv scene in a way that doesn't deflate the scene or worry the audience. The course will cover slaps, punches, mimed weapons, and more! Must be 21+ and sign a simple release form

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$99

2 sessions

Shortform for the Improviser

at ComedySportz New York - Chelsea 134 W 29th St 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10001

This class is for the improviser that is looking to bring more energy and stakes to their scene work. In this class, the improviser will learn to attack the who, what, and where at the top of scenes, heighten games quickly, and build strong character connections. This class will use Comedysportz games and exercises to enable the improviser to gain...

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$250

6 sessions

Improv 202: Scene Work

at ComedySportz New York - Midtown Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Ave, New York, New York 10018

In our Improv 202 Class, you’ll build on the fundamentals of improvisation 101! This level will focus specifically on scene work and how it is applied to short form comedic scene structures.  Classes are two hours long and take place once a week for 6 weeks. Classes are lead by an expert facilitator, and ComedySportz Ensemble member who has...

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$250

6 sessions

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Drop In Sketch Clinic

at IN Studios - Chelsea 330 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001

Got an idea, or pitch or pages to read? The Doctor is IN! IN Team Sketch Writers will help you get your sketch off the page and onto the stage. Come and participate! Laughter truly is the best medicine. Work with supportive, sketch gurus every week. Bring your comedy sketch, pitch, idea or just bring yourself. No experience necessary. Always fresh,...

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$30

Improvising with Props

at IRTE - Hell's Kitchen 411 W 41st St Studio 3, New York, New York 10036

IRTE will be hosting the annual "Improvising with Props" workshop. Our intent is to brainstorm new and innovative ways to use the props in our current collection. For example, at past IRTE shows you may have seen us use red streamers for blood, blonde wigs as puppet rats, a blue plastic sheet to simulate a swimming pool.  ...

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Free

Intro to Improv

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Come learn the basics of long form improvisation technique in this fun and laid back workshop! In this introductory class, we will focus on the principals of building two person scenes through the concept of "Yes, and". By the end of the workshop you'll be equipped with the tools and confidence to jump onstage and perform grounded, hilarious scenes...

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$20
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