Get ready for a week or weekend long immersion in the principles and training methods that make ColdTowne the home of the next big thing. After almost ten years of helping performers and graduates hone their craft and realize their potential, we’ve built a national reputation for training the best and brightest long-form, improv comedy talent. Soak it all up in our week-long or weekend intensive this Summer!
What should students expect?
In the mornings, we’ll focus on the acting skills we believe reliably create quality scene work: deep listening, honesty, character-driven relationships. In the afternoons, we’ll hone our comedy skills, working on games and heightening, as well as explore organic forms that encourage fast thinking and unconditional support of our ensemble.
Who are the instructors?
The intensives will be taught by a cross-section of our seasoned, award-winning faculty, including:
Dave Buckman (Second City, Boom Chicago!, ColdTowne Executive Director)
Erika May-McNichol (iO Chicago, ComedySportz – Chicago)
Will Cleveland (UCB, ColdTowne Artistic Director)
Cody Dearing (ColdTowne, Dallas Comedy Theater)
Michael Jastroch (ColdTowne founder, touring teacher and lecturer)
John Ratliff (Best Improv Instructor, 2011, ColdTowne Conservatory Director) and more!
Class enrollment will be limited to maximize individual instruction and stage time. Each intensive will conclude with a final class performance.
Social stuff? Yes’m!
In addition to the rigorously fun classes, we’ve got a full docket of social outings planned, as well as a specially curated show lineup to give you the full ColdTowne experience.
All students will receive a free pass to all shows during their intensive enrollment.
Is it for me?
Whether you’re relatively new to the game, or looking to brush up on years of experience, you’ll walk away with new tools for your tool belt, a sharpened comedic sense and fun memories to spare.
We’ve built a national reputation for training the best and brightest improvisers in the South and our Summer intensives provide a great opportunity to hang in Austin, swim in Barton Springs and uplevel your improv skills by learning the ColdTowne approach. A minimum of one year of performance or training experience is required, and graduates of other programs are welcome.
How much does it cost?
Week-long intensive (July 25th through July 29th) – $425
Weekend intensive (July 29th through July 31st)- $199
Ready to sign up? Register here!
Contact Michael Jastroch at firstname.lastname@example.org.