The Improv Program

Level 1

This class introduces you to iO’s style and approach to improvisation as created by Del Close and Charna Halpern.

Level 2

Designed to help you discover your strengths as an improviser, this level will focus on character creation, object/environment work, and most importantly, working as an ensemble and building a “the group mind”.

Level 3

This class heavily concentrates on the two-person scene, the anchor of long-form improvisation.

Level 4

This is where you will use all the skills you have acquired thus far in order to create the “Harold”, the signature long-form structure at iO.

Level 5

This is the advanced Harold level, where you will probe even deeper into iO’s signature form. In this level we will focus intensely on the acting, editing, and group commitment that it takes to generate a 30-minute piece while utilizing lessons learned from other longform pieces. This class will culminate in a performance.

Performance Level

The last level of our improv program allows students to use their newly acquired improvisational skills to create an original long-form improvisational piece. At the end of their 8 week class, all level Performance Level students will get to perform their original form during a fun-filled 7 week run.

The cost of each level of our Improv Program is $295

Beginning Improvisation

Beginning Improvisation is designed for improv novices who want to apply the philosophy and skills of improv in their daily lives. This class will explore the basics of improvisation including: listening,  building relationships, making choices, group collaboration, and operating in ambiguity.

Whether you are taking this class with performance aspirations, for personal development, or just for fun, this class will give you a strong foundation in the theory and practice of improvisation.

The class meets once a week for 8 weeks and is 3 hours long

The cost of Beginning Improvisation is $295

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