Please note, depending on the individuals enrolled, middle and high school classes will be divided or combined as best serves the group.
Introduction to Improv
Improv for the Stage
Sundays, 3 to 4:30 pm,
Hopefully September 2020
Sundays, 2 – 2:50,
Harness the power of “Yes, And” to frame your funny and build your banter. Perform supportive and hilarious comedy on the spot as you create, collaborate and expand your comedy skill set through the power of IMPROVISATION! Students perform together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
Sundays, 2 – 2:50,
That first experience creating original comedy with peers was awesome. You have the “Yes, And” down, and you are ready to expand your abilities as a young Improviser! Improv Invasion guides students through that next step, teaching them to create sustained improv scenes that go deep into characters and situations. Best for students with Improv experience who are ready to collaborate and support. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
Ages 4 through 8. Classes may be divided based on age and interest.
Sundays, 1 to 1:50 pm,
This early-improv class guides kids through improv basics with an eye toward collaboration and finding the funny in what’s already there. Created for spirited pre-K and Kinder students who enjoy high energy, movement driven work, Improv Explorers prioritizes self expression, discovery and fun. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
Sundays, 1 – 1:50,
Created for students in First and Second grade, Epic Improv courts the thrills and chills born of fearlessly creating worlds on the spot. Courageously supporting ideas and flexing our minds to allow for endless possibilities, this early Improv class fosters collaboration, ingenuity and hilarity. Students perform together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
Spring auditions are Sunday, September 22 at 5 pm.
How do troupes differ from classes?
Both classes and troupes meet weekly with a coach or teacher and both will have opportunities to perform. Costs are roughly equal.
Basic differences are that classes focus on building skills, follow a specific curriculum, and are open to all who wish to enroll. Troupes, on the other hand are put together by ExAb, are scheduled according to cast/coach availability and work on learning a specific format to be performed. Troupes are given the option to continue each semester.
Each semester, we hold auditions for new improv and sketch troupes. Due to Covid, we are waiting to schedule Fall auditions.
Individual troupe schedules vary according to availability and project scope. Troupe fees reflect the amount of time required by individual projects, but generally work out to equal class fees.
Troupes perform at ColdTowne’s weekly Excused Absence Night, at festivals and other opportunities as they occur.