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Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)

at Carl Kissin Improv - Chelsea 330 7th Ave 7th Fl, New York, New York 10001

A fun, friendly, encouraging class teaching the core principles of improv and focusing on truthful, relationship-based scene work. All levels from beginner to advanced welcome as long-time Chicago City Limits cast member, head writer, and director of National Touring Company Carl Kissin personalizes instruction for each student. This class will help...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 10:30am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$400

10 sessions

Jump on the Bomb

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

What do you do when no one steps out for a scene? When it seems that there are no more ideas? Just jump on the bomb. Get out there. Do something.  This workshop explores the generation of organic initiations, trusting our instincts, and working off of nothing.  Prereq: Level 1

Thursday Nov 14th, 7pm - 10pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

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Pay-What-You-Can Improv Workshop

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

All levels are welcome and our goal is to create a fun and supportive environment. Anyone who makes it in time for the warm-up is welcome to participate. Those who arrive after the warm-up will not be able to participate but are very welcome to audit. Whether you’re an experienced performer looking for more practice or a first timer who’s...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 7pm

Stand-Up: Finding Your Voice

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

Have you always wanted to perform stand-up but don't know where to begin? In this class, we will breakdown how to get started writing a stand-up routine and find your voice as a comedian. Our methods will include how to mine personal stories for material, how to write one-liners and premises, and how to use improvisation to generate ideas instead of...

Saturday Oct 26th, 11:30am - 2:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$295

6 sessions

Improv II: Intro to Long Form

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

This class introduces students to the basic principles and most popular structures of long-form improvisation, including The Montage, Time Dash, Monoscene, and The Harold. In addition to developing storytelling skills through these long-form structures, students will learn more advanced techniques for improv scene-work, expand their character range,...

Sunday Nov 3rd, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$245

6 sessions

Improv Elective: Just Scenework

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

This class is for folks interested improving their scenework without having to focus on form. Exercises will target range of different skills including gifting, stage picture, status, character and more. Using a student-centered approach, lessons will allow folks to set aside their longform woes and take one scene at a time. This class is also an...

Sunday Nov 3rd, 3pm - 6pm

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

Improv Elective: Creating Nonfiction Theatre

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

Improv Elective: Creating Nonfiction Theatre Using Improv Everyone has a story to tell. But how do you get your personal story from party anecdote to a staged theatre piece? Using the fundamentals of both improv and the aesthetics of Neo-Futurism, students will learn how to use the material of everyday life, be in conversation with chance, and integrate...

Monday Nov 4th, 7pm - 10pm

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Level 3: Advance Scened Dynamics

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

This class builds on the skills in Level 2 of fearless playing, strong/specific choices, and ability to attack the stage as fearless artist. Now, we will challenge ourselves with advanced improv techniques, such as how to find the "edge" in every scene (and take it from good to great), exploring the role of the individual role in an ensemble, living...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 3pm - 6pm

  (6 sessions)
$275

6 sessions

Jazz Improv Workshops

at New York Jazz Academy - Midtown 149 W 46 St, New York, New York 10036

New York Jazz Academy® Jazz Improv Workshops programs bring together players of similar levels and goals, in an effort to develop as jazz improvisers while working on core repertoire in the jazz canon. NYJA Jazz Improv Workshops make a perfect complement to NYJA small ensembles, and they are appropriate for any player wanting to work more intently...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6pm - 7pm

  (8 sessions)
$320

8 sessions

Level 2: Free Your Mind

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

This class underlines the core philosophy of what we teach at the BCC: that loving the hell out of whatever is happening onstage is the key to strong, successful scenes. It will help remind you what you love about improv, slap you out of whatever fear is holding you back, and cut out the naysaying voices in your head that cloud your inspiration. ...

Sunday Oct 27th, 2pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$275

6 sessions

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Level One: The Principles of Improv

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

Simply put, you'll learn to improvise. In Level One, students will get onstage immediately and explore the fundamental principles of improvisation through exercises in agreement, commitment, spontaneity and listening. Sessions are designed so students will build a strong foundation as a confident performer.  You will amaze yourself with your...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$349

8 sessions

Creating Solo Shows

at Brooklyn Comedy Collective - Williamsburg 98 Moore St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Learn how to create a narrative, one-person show based on your life. The most powerful thing you can share onstage comes from your own life experiences. What can you say, from your point of view, that no one else could express like you do? This class will mine your true-life stories to create a narrative solo show that represents your voice onstage....

Sunday Oct 27th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$315

6 sessions

Acting Technique

at Bob McAndrew Acting Studio - Hell's Kitchen 358 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

As an actor, technique is your calling card. Technique is the cornerstone of all great work. This class consists of transformational exercises that will accelerate your growth exponentially, helping you to reach your full potential as an artist and human being.  The roots of creativity are explored. We go to the source, the wellspring where it...

Monday Nov 4th, 11am - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$309

4 sessions

Next Level Sh*t: Scene Studies

at Brooklyn Improv Training - Park Slope 375 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Focus workshops for the seasoned improviser. Each class peers into the depths of specific improv concepts, helping students fine-tune their skills in a supportive and trusting environment.  Scene Studies: each session focuses on scene work using the core concepts of building great scene. Break those pesky habits and dig into the good stuff! ...

Monday Oct 21st, 7pm - 10pm

Acting For Stage & Screen

at Grace Kiley ACTING - Hell's Kitchen 754 9th Ave. NuBox Black Box Theater 4th Fl., New York, New York 10019

Integrating methodologies from her own training as an actor and her experience as a teacher at prestigious institutions, Grace has developed her own approach to the work that encompasses technique, scene study, on-camera experience, and the underlying principles that allow an actor to explore and expand in all...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$425

7 sessions

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