Complete Training for the aspiring improvisor
The iSeries is the perfect way to explore improvisation in a setting that's fun, engaging, and supportive. Our core curriculum has been designed to help people from all backgrounds reach their goals while learning a world-class set of techniques and skills. All iSeries courses feature:
- Thoughtfully-designed, professional curriculum.
- Veteran teachers who are more than just great performers.
- Free student admission to our shows.
i101: FOUNDATIONS OF IMPROV COMEDY
In this course, you'll discover that improv isn't just about getting on stage - it's about embracing the unknown, taking risks, and collaborating with others learning to do the same while having a ton of fun.
We'll teach you the foundations of improvisational comedy in an environment that rewards you for trying new things and letting go of your fears. We'll cover techniques, games, and ideas that teach you how to be a more comfortable and confident version of yourself while preparing you for what lies ahead.
The next i101 sessions begin on Sunday April 23rd and Wednesday April 26th, 2017.
THE MARRIAGE OF CHARACTER & RELATIONSHIP
We believe that human relationships lie at the center of everything that we improvise. In this six-week course, students will learn to create more complex, sustainable, and ultimately funnier scenes by focusing on the people and relationships they discover onstage.
We'll explore why character is essential to good improv, and how to bring new, full-color personalities to life through improvisation. You'll also discover how character-work and relationship go hand-in-hand to produce scenes that are memorable, honest, and entertaining.
The next i201 session begins on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.
PATTERNS, SHAPES, AND GAMES
Once we can construct a stable scene using the foundation elements learned in i101 and i201, we're able to build more advanced structures on top of it.
i301 explores simple scene identification, heightening, and game in a way that clarifies the path to creating hilarious and sustainable work.
The next i301 session begins on Sunday April 23rd 2017.
GETTING TO KNOW HAROLD
In this level, you'll apply all of your existing training as you explore the dynamic and classic long form structure, The Harold.
By discovering how The Harold lives and breathes, we'll learn valuable tools to help identify theme, heighten Games, and achieve group mind. The class culminates in a presentation of The Harold during a student performance.
i401 culminates with a class performance, and the next i401 session begins on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.
NEXT LEVEL SCENE & FORM
After completing i401, iSeries students have already developed a diverse set of skills and have found success putting those skills to use. In i501: Next Level Scene & Form, you'll learn more advanced techniques and forms that focus on improving all aspects of your work.
We'll explore new ideas that stretch our knowledge of Game and how to apply it to nearly all of the work that we do. We'll learn about tempo and pacing, and expand our understanding of character. Now that you have more experience under your belt, we'll revisit risk, fear, and failure to push yourself into new areas of growth.
i501 culminates with a class performance, and begins next in mid-June 2017