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Improv Training Program at Theatre 99

11048671_10153215904521397_3278432450421495757_oWe are offering In-person and Live Online Classes.  Check below for more Information.

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.

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Course Descriptions:

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 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: Level 1 Intro to Improv – Starts February 9; Sundays at 3 pm
Improv For Teens: Level 2 Intermediate – Starts Sunday February 9 at 5 pm

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Drop In Improv Class - Day

  • MOST THURSDAYS 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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