Improv Classes

“More than any other improv teacher I’ve ever had, Mark created an environment for improvisation that is pure joy and play. And while I have taken classes from other teachers, none of them ever created a magic circle that lived up to the standard set by him.” –Yotam Gingold, actor

“Thank you for freeing me from invention onstage in favour of discovery, for challenging me to avoid going to a place of comfort (since that’s where discovery ends), and for showing me that simplicity is sometimes the most satisfying thing for a performer and an audience.” –Tara Sampson, actor

Improv I: Basics
8 weeks, 3 hours/week, $325
Teacher: Mark Grenier

This class introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation. Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of improv and have fun developing their spontaneity, playfulness, imagination, and confidence. Improv is an essential skill for any actor, and it’s a useful one for life, as well. No experience necessary.

Improv II: Scenework Intensive
8 weeks, 3 hours/week, $325
Teacher: Mark Grenier

This class is an improv scenework intensive. Students will learn additional tools for improvising scenes, developing their skills in agreement, expanding their character range, and increasing their ability to create rich, detailed environments. Students will gain a better understanding of what a scene is about and how scenes work, while exploring a variety of genres, styles, and scenic structures. In addition, students will receive individual feedback on their progress and specific challenges to inspire their continued growth as confident, playful, and imaginative performers.