Just for Fun Improv Workshop

Just for Fun Improv Workshop

This feel-good improv workshop is play-time for adults, a delightful and necessary break from the stress and work that can build up in our lives.  You’ll spend three whole hours just playing and having fun, as Amanda leads the group through both beloved games and lesser known exercises.  Good vibes only, y’all!

  • DatesSunday, December 10, 12-3pm
  • Cost$30
Narrative

Narrative

Find out how to apply narrative to any scene or improvised show—without being in your head about it! Learn story structure beyond the basics so that you can recognize and utilize it in your work. You will learn the ins-and-outs of storytelling and apply your new skills to narrative-based improvised plays.

  • DatesSundays 12-3pm, January 14 - March 4
  • Cost($195) $175*
    Early Bird Special: Save $20 if you sign up before December 31
  • Amanda is an amazing improv teacher. Her enthusiasm and performance experience shine through in her teaching, enabling her to help students make huge improvements in their skills while having loads of fun.

    —Sean Harding

Forms

Forms

Students will learn long-forms developed by directors and improv companies throughout the world. This class goes far beyond the Harold to explore character-based, narrative-based, and style-based formats. This is a great choice for improvisers who want to learn and do more Long Form improvisations. 

  • DatesSundays 3:30-6:30pm, January 14 - March 4
  • Cost($195) $175*
    Early Bird Special: Save $20 if you sign up before December 31
  • She’s playful, respects the art-form and wants all her students to succeed.

    —Adam H.

Personal Storytelling

Personal Storytelling

First person storytelling shows are all the rage on stages and podcasts across the country.  In this class, you will learn how to take true events from your own life and weave them into engaging performances. We will work on presentation, story structure, different approaches, and creating your own unique style.

No performance experience necessary.

  • DatesWednesdays, 7-10pm, January 17 - March 7
  • Cost($195) $175*
    Early Bird Special: Save $20 if you sign up before December 31
  • Amanda’s story-telling class is fabulous! She teaches you how to take those funny personal stories you’ve been telling for years and polish them to performance quality. Then she builds your courage to tell them to a live audience.

    —Cindy Olney

Improv for Actors

Improv for Actors

Make auditioning easier and less stressful!  More and more, the industry demands that actors have at least some comfort occasionally straying from the script.  This class will give you the skills and confidence you need the next time your director requests that you improvise.

Advanced Scene Study

Advanced Scene Study

Learn how you can nurture the skills needed to create grounded scenes that can sustain themselves for longer than just a few minutes.  In this workshop, we will focus on breaking out of any habits you may have formed that can hinder grounded work, while we explore the small steps we can make to do truly sustainable, dynamic scenes.

Recommended for improvisers with a minimum of two years training / experience.

  • Amanda’s Advanced Scene Study Class is not just the best improv class I’ve taken, it’s the best performance class I’ve taken in general. She is incredibly specific with her instruction, pushing and pulling at each performer where they need it. At the end of each class, I walked away feeling challenged. At the end of the session, I walked away a stronger improviser and actor.

    —Cody S.

Beginning Improv

Beginning Improv

This class is for adults with little-to-no improv or acting experience. Improvisation is more than just a useful tool for actors, it’s a different way of approaching life. Through fun games and exercises, students will gain more confidence, more creativity, and more playfulness through the basic improv skills of listening, reacting, working with others, and trusting oneself. Not only will it make you more comfortable while thinking on your feet, it’s a delightful way to spend a few hours each week.

  • Amanda has achieved the impossible by turning someone who’d never been on stage before, someone with severe social anxiety, into an improviser who performs in public on a weekly basis. All in less than 2 years. And it’s even enjoyable (sometimes!) WHO ELSE COULD DO THAT!? I’ll tell you who — no one.

    —Amy Hood

Improvising Shakespeare

Improvising Shakespeare

Learn how to improvise a play in the style of William Shakespeare! The thought of improvising in this style might sound inspiring, impossible, intriguing, or intimidating. But this class will put you at ease with some enjoyable ways to learn the skills of bringing this classic genre to life. You will gain familiarity and confidence with the language and style. The class will culminate in an entire play improvised in the style of the Bard.  

  • Amanda has a knack for making learning fun more than any other improv teacher I’ve worked with.

    —Sean Harding