Improv Classes

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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 1: Improv Fundamentals

6 Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 07 - April 11 Sign up now  secure enrollment

6 Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 11 - April 15 Sign up now  secure enrollment

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.

Instructor: Casey Gardner (Saturday), Greg Rojcewicz (Tuesday)

Location: National Comedy Theatre

Prerequisite - no experience necessary

Level 2: Scenework

6 Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 07 - April 11 Sign up now  secure enrollment

6 Saturdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
March 11 - April 15 Sign up now  secure enrollment

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.

Instructor: Joe Birdsong

Location: NTC Liberty Station

Prerequisite - NCT Level 1

Level 3: Performance!

6 Mondays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 06 - April 17 Sign up now  secure enrollment

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 repertoire, which they will perform at our theater for an invited audience.

Instructor: TBD

Location: National Comedy Theatre

Prerequisite - NCT Level 1 and Level 2

Teen Varsity Squad

8 Saturdays from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
October 01 - May 27 SOLD OUT

6 Saturdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 04 - May 27 Sign up now  secure enrollment

For teens that have completed Teen Level 1 and Teen Level 2, a new ongoing advanced workshop that will focus on performance. Teens will have the opportunity to present a recurring show approximately once a month.

The Varsity Squad is for advanced teen improvisors and meets every week throughout the school year

Cost is $75/month

Taught by Casey Gardner

Location: National Comedy Theatre

Prerequisite - NCT Teen Level 1 and NCT Teen Level 2