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Improv Training Program at Theatre 99

11048671_10153215904521397_3278432450421495757_oAlways wanted to try doing improv?  Saw a show at Theatre 99 and thought “that would be fun?” Want to sharpen your existing improv skills?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then you are in the right place.

Theatre 99’s improv training program dedicates itself to giving ANYONE the opportunity to learn how to improvise. The class environment is supportive, non-competitive and focuses on group cooperation. Our teaching method does not require previous theatre experience.

SEE BELOW FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR DETAILED CLASS INFORMATION.
Diversity and economic hardship scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

For more information call 843.853.6687 or email us at thehavenots2000@aol.com.

Course Descriptions:

Drop In Improv Class - Day

  • EVERY THURSDAY AT NOON
  • Cost is $12
  • 90 minutes of improv fun (must pay in advance to hold a spot)

Almost every Thursday at 12:00 p.m., Theatre 99 Co-Artistic Director Greg Tavares leads this drop in improv class. No experience is necessary. It is a great way to get your feet wet before taking a full class. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. 

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Daytime Drop In Improv Class – Thursday, August 22 

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Drop In Improv Class - Evening

  • Cost is $15
  • 90 minutes of improv fun (must pay in advance to hold a spot)

Open to all levels of experience, adults only (19 years old or older). Taught by Andy Livengood with a focus on doing a bunch of improv scenes. It’s a great way to test the “improv waters” if you have an interest in taking improv classes. Must pay in advance to hold a spot.

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Evening Drop In Improv Class – Monday, September 9

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Level 1: Intro to Improv

  • 6 Class meetings
  • 1 class recital
  • Max class size 14 students
  • Cost $165.00
    (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

This 6-week 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 Thursday show while they are a student. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS.

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LEVEL 1 Intro To Improv – Starts September 15; Sundays at 5 pm

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Level 2: Introduction to Character Building in Improv

  • 7 Class Meetings
  • 1 class recital
  • Maximum Class Size: 14 Students
  • Must have completed Level 1
  • Cost is $179 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

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.

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Level 2: Intro to Character Building in Improv –  starts October 7; Mondays at 7 pm

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Level 3: Relationship Based Scene Work

  • 7 Class Meetings
  • 1 class recital
  • Max class size: 14
  • Must have completed Levels 1 and 2
  • Cost is $179 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

This 7-week class introduces the Theatre 99 method of relationship based scene work. 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 “components” (point of view, physicality & history). Exercises taught during the class help students make offers based on relationship components. The recital for level 3 will be 100% scenes, no improv games. Every student receives one free ticket to any Wednesday and Thursday show at the beginning of each class. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS. 

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Level 3: Relationship Based Scene Work (Starts October 27) CLICK HERE
Level 3: Relationship Based Scene Work (Starts September 8) SOLD OUT 
Level 3: Relationship Based Scene Work (Starts October 8) SOLD OUT

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Level 4: Intro to Long Form Improv

  • 7 Class Meetings
  • 1 Recital
  • Max class size: 14
  • Must have completed Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Cost $179 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

This 7-week class teaches students how to create long form improvisation. We will work on editing, second and third beats and how to do an opening that will feed the piece. The recital for level 4 is a 20 minute long form improv set performed by the class. 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

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Level 5: Advanced Long Form

  • 7 class meetings, 2 recitals
  • Max class size: 16
  • Must have completed Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • Cost is $179 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

Level 5 improv class is all about performing a long form improv show. They will take the “One True Thing” opening and make it their own. The 7 week class will be dedicated to finding out what the group wants to do with their show. It will be more like a rehearsal process than a class.

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Improv for Teens

  • 6 Class Meetings
  • 1 class recital
  • Maximum class size: 14 students
  • Cost is $125

The T99 Teen Improv class is here! This FUN, fast paced class will teach teens (ages 13 to 17) how to start and maintain improv scenes through hilarious exercises and games. Students will learn from Ali Sylvester, a Theatre 99 company member who has performed hundreds of shows. And get this: after the six weeks there is a show for invited family and friends. This class is perfect for teens who have some improv experience and teens who have never done improv before. Students must be 13 to 17 years of age to take this class.

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Improv For Teens – Starts November 3; Sundays at 5 pm
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