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Improv Level 1: Fundamentals of Improv

This class is great for beginners. Make new friends and laugh together every week!

Session E Class Time: [Sundays 3:00p-5:30p] (11/5-1/14, no class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Prerequisite: none
Cost: $225 

 

Learn to abandon your fear and follow the fun! In this class, you will explore the fundamentals of improv comedy while playing in a safe and positive class environment with fellow students. This class will help you build confidence and become more collaborative while sharpening your creativity. 

Please note there is no graduation showcase for Level 1. 

Instructor: Sarah Zureick-Brown

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Improv Level 2: Intro to Long Form

Learn the same style of improv that launched the careers of some of your favorite comedic actors like Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Key & Peele, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and many more.

Session E Class Times:   [Wednesdays 7:00p-10:00p] (11/8-1/10, no class 11/22 & 12/27)
Prerequisite: Improv Level 1 or above from any improv theater or previous acting experience
Cost: $235

 

Learn the basics of long form structure and apply the fundamentals learned in Level 1 to a long form improv set. Discover how to explore an audience suggestion, create strong and unique characters, initiate scenes, and find enjoyment and fun in truth. 

This class ends with a student performance.        

Instructor: Sarah Zureick-Brown & Ian Covell

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Improv Level 3: Intermediate Long Form  

Learn to develop the comedy of a long form set. 

Session E Class Times:  [Tuesdays 7:00-10:00] (11/7-1/9, no class 11/21 & 12/26)
Prerequisite: Improv Level 2
Cost: $235 

 

Delve deeper into long form improv and explore strong relationship-based scene work. In this class, you will learn how to recapture what was fun in the beginning of the show with second and third beats. Topics covered include openings, scenic and show beats, scene work, and connections. 

This class ends with a student performance.

Instructor: Ian Covell

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Improv Level 4: The Harold

Learn the world-renowned long form improv format, the Harold. 

Session E Class Time:  [Sundays 2:30p-5:30p] (11/5-1/14, no class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Prerequisite: Improv Level 3
Cost: $235

 

This class focuses on the Harold, the popular long form structure developed by Del Close in 1967. You'll discover why this format is so successful - it’s easy to learn, fun to perform, and rewarding for improvisers and audiences alike.

Students will perform a Harold in their class graduation show.

Instructor: René Dellefont

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Highwire takes pride in its performance centered approach to comedy training! Our Improv Level 5 classes spend four weeks studying a specialized format and then perform the format before a live audience for four weeks.  

Improv Level 5a: Monoscene

Improvise a set in one location in real time.

Session E Class Time: [Tuesdays 7:00-10:00] (11/7-1/9, no class 11/21 & 12/26)
Prerequisite: Improv Level 4 The Harold
Cost: $235

This class focuses on an improv comedy form where the entire set takes place in one location in real time. Learn to be patient and truly craft a one-act play. The eight-week session is made up of four classes (Tuesday’s 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5) and four performances (Tuesday’s 12/12, 12/19, 1/2 and 1/9). Students will receive feedback after each show. 

Instructor: Ryan Stadler

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Improv Level 5b: The Movie

Create a fully improvised movie live on stage.

Session E Class Time:  NOT OFFERED SESSION E
Prerequisite: Improv Level 4 The Harold
Cost: $235

Learn how to improvise a movie in this performance based long form specialty class. Discover how to establish characters and settings otherwise impossible to present on stage by drawing on film techniques and scene painting. The eight-week session is made up of four classes (Tuesday’s 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, and 9/12) and four performances (Tuesday’s 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, and 10/17). 

Instructor: René Dellefont

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