Starts Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm

  • 7 Class meetings
  • 1 class recital
  • Max class size 14 students
  • Cost $179.00

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 Thursday show for the duration of the class. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS.


Instructor: Henry Riggs
A native son of Charleston, Henry started working at Theatre 99 in 2003 taking tickets and saving The Bottom Line sketch comedy shows from disastrous prop malfunctions. He started improvising with the company in 2004 and is a regular performer in the Friday and Saturday night shows at Theatre 99 as well as Nameless Numberhead, HAMPS and many more.

Henry spent 6 years in Chicago, IL studying comedy, theatre, and music at training centers such as The Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, and The Second City. Henry has played on 4 house teams at iO Chicago, 2 ensemble revues with The Second City training center, and with the legendary independent improv team Gentleman’s Falcon- caww! As founding member of The New Colony theatre company, he helped devise and create new theatrical works using improvisation to create their scripts. The show That Sordid Little Storyearned Henry and his co-writers a Non-Equity Jeff Award for “Best Incidental Music in 2011”.

Class Schedule:

Monday, October 7 @ 6:30PM
Monday, October 14 @ 6:30PM
Monday, October 21 @ 6:30PM
Monday, October 28 @ 6:30PM
Monday, November 4 @ 6:30PM
Monday, November 11 @ 6:30PM
Sunday, November 17 @ 3:00PM
Wednesday, November 20 RECITAL @ 6:30PM