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: Intro to Long Form
8 weeks, 3 hours/week, $325
Teacher: Mark Grenier

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, and increase their confidence and playfulness as performers. Pre-requisite: Improv I or similar experience.