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Course Descriptions

Drop In Improv Class (adults only)

90 Minutes of Improv Fun (Just $10)

Come and play on the Theatre 99 stage in a no stress, 90 minute class and as a bonus you get to come to the 8PM show for free. COST FOR CLASS IS $10.

Level 1: Intro to Improv

7 Class Meetings and one class recital. Cost is $165 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

This class introduces the Theatre 99 method to create improvised scenes based on audience suggestion. Students in level 1 will participate in group games and exercises that help everyone remember how to play. The focus will be on having fun and learning how to start an improv scene. You will learn some of the improv games that we perform here at Theatre 99 and get to do them for your friends and family during the recital. As a bonus, every student receives free tickets to any Wednesday and Friday show while they are a student. Class cost is $165. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS. (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

Level 2: Character Building in Improv

7 Class Meetings and one class recital. Cost is $165 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

Level 2: Introduction to Character Building in Improv 7 class meetings, 1 class recital, Maximum Class Size: 14 Students, Cost: $165 This 7-week class introduces the Theatre 99 method to create dynamic, honest and comic characters in improv scenes. Students will build on what they learned in Level 1 and learn a character creation method called "The How." Who you are in a scene is defined by HOW you do what you do. Level 2 focuses on the HOW. You will also fine-tune your skills with the improv games you learned in Level 1. The class ends with a recital for family and friends. Every student receives free tickets to any Wednesday and Friday show for the duration of the class. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS.

Level 3: Five Scenic Elements, Relationship and Longform

7 Class Meetings and one class recital. Cost is $175 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

7 Class Meetings, 1 recital, Max. class size 14, Cost: $175 This 7-week class introduces the Theatre 99 method of relationship based scene work and the concept of long form improvisation. You hear it during every class: "Improv scenes are about the relationship." But what is a relationship? This class breaks the relationship between characters into 4 components (point of view, physicality, history & status). Exercises taught during the class help students make offers based on relationship components. This class will also introduce the idea of scenes inspired by other scenes or long form improv. The recital for level 3 will be 100% scenes, no improv games. Every student receives free tickets to any Wednesday and Friday show for the duration of the class. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS

Special CCF Class: Intro To Hip Hop Improv with North Coast

2 1/2 hour workshop on Sat. Jan. 17 at Noon Cost: $35.00

INTRO TO HIP HOP IMPROV WITH NORTH COAST Think you have what it takes to freestyle? Are you an improviser who knows how to rhyme but can't rap? At the core, improv and free-styling go hand-in-hand. Whether you are going in for 8-bars, dropping a beat into a mic, or initiating an improv scene, the same principles apply. Join North Coast, NYC's premier free-style rapping, beat-boxing long-from improv team, as they guide you through the tricks to turn your Dad Raps into Biggie quality rhymes. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your scene work.

Special CCF Class: Sketch comedy in Song! with Pop Roulette

2 1/2 hour workshop on Sat. Jan. 17 at 2:30 PM Cost: $35.00

Sketch Comedy in Song! With Pop Roulette NYC's musical sketch comedy group Pop Roulette has been combining traditional sketch writing and pop songwriting for three years, and they want to help you write your sketch-song! Learn how to fuse the two with Matt Rogers and Sudi Green, two of Pop Roulette's writers, in this fun and easy workshop where the group will create a hilarious song of our own! Whether you're a comedian with or without musical skill, this workshop can give you the tools to heighten your material with song. Join Pop Roulette!

Additional Information

Currently Offered

Drop In Improv Class (adults only)

Every other Wed at 6pm

Next class Wed, Jan 7 @ 6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Andy Livengood

Level 1: Intro to Improv

Mondays @ 7PM

Starts Monday, January 12 (advance payment in full required to hold a spot)

Instructor: Andy Livengood

Level 2: Character Building in Improv - SOLD OUT

Tuesdays @ 7PM

Starts Tuesday, January 20

Instructor: Brandy Sullivan

Level 3: Five Scenic Elements, Relationship and Longform

Tuesdays @ 8:30 PM

Starts Tuesday, January 20

Instructor: Greg Tavares

Special CCF Class: Intro To Hip Hop Improv with North Coast

Saturday, Jan. 17 @ Noon

$35

Instructor: Douglas Widick & Kaila Mullady & James Robilotta

Special CCF Class: Sketch comedy in Song! with Pop Roulette

Sat., Jan. 17 @ 3:30 PM

$35

Instructor: Matt Rogers & Sudi Green