The National Comedy Theatre improv classes are an exciting and fun approach for people from all walks of life: actors, writers, lawyers or plumbers, beginners to experienced performers, the skills we teach can be applied to all areas.
Ask any casting director what skills are most important when seeing an actor at an audition - the vast majority would answer that is the ability to improvise.
Our teachers have been featured in commercials, film, and on television as well as performed in theaters across the country and all around the world. Whether you want to perform improv in front of a live audience, nail that next audition or develop skills that can help you on any stage, set or work environment, the National Comedy Theatre improv classes can help you achieve your goals.
We offer four levels of adult workshops, each one building on the lessons of the previous. Class sizes are limited.
Classes are held either at our theatre or at our new NCT Training Center at NTC Liberty Station.
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Level 16 Mondays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 06 - July 18 Sign up now
6 Saturdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
June 11 - July 23 Sign up now
This course stresses basic skills such as focus, teamwork, mime, character and status - all of the things that, together, create great scene work. The core components of improv, listening skills & your ability to be "in the moment" are strongly emphasized. We build a solid foundation and develop a common language that ensures success in Level 2 and beyond.
Location: National Comedy Theatre 3717 India Street
Level 26 Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 07 - July 12 Sign up now
Building upon the skills learned in our First Semester, this class places a stronger emphasis on character and complex scene development. Improv theory, storytelling, and advanced improv skills are learned, as well as a myriad of short form games.
Location: NTC Liberty Station
Prerequisite - NCT Level 1
Level 36 Mondays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 06 - July 25 Sign up now
An advanced class which will bring all the skills learned in the previous two courses together, with a focus on live performance. In this class, students are taught games taken directly from the NCT repetoire, which they will perform at our theater for an invited audience.
Location: National Comedy Theatre
Prerequisite - NCT Level 1 and Level 2
Stand Up Comedy Workshop6 Sundays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 08 - June 19 Sign up now
6 Sundays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
July 10 - August 14 Sign up now
Under the guidance of Comedy Veteran Tony Calabrese, you will learn how to develop a tight 5 minute stand-up comedy set that you can take anywhere and perform in front of anyone. You will learn the fundamentals of joke writing and performance; how to edit and refine material that is unique to you and your ‘voice’; how to connect and relate to an audience; and how to maximize your laughs per minute.
Advanced Students are encouraged to join the class to tighten their current material; create 5 minutes of new material; and learn strategic techniques key to better performances.
Taught by Tony Calabrese
Location: at NTC Liberty Station