Improv for Anyone: 4 Week Improv Class

A perfect bite-sized portion of improv. Make new friends and laugh together every week!

Class Time: [Wednesdays 7:00p-9:00p] (5/9-5/30)
Prerequisite: none
Cost: $95

This is the perfect class if you’re an absolute beginner and want to try out improv before immersing yourself fully in our training program. Every week you'll play and learn in a safe and positive class environment using group exercises and games. Whether you want to become more adaptable in group work situations, improve your public speaking skills, or learn a new art form, you’ll have fun in this class! 

Please note there is no graduation showcase for this class. 

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Improv Level 1: Intro to Long Form

Learn the basics of long form structure.

Class Time: [Tuesdays 7:00p-10:00p] (5/8-6/26) 
Prerequisite: None
Cost: $235

In Level 1 you will learn the fundamentals of long form improv. 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. 

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Improv Level 2: Intermediate Long Form  

Learn to develop the comedy of a long form set. 

Class Time:  [Sundays 12:30p-3:30p] (6/3-7/29, no class 7/1)
Prerequisite: Improv Level 1
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.

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Improv Level 3: The Harold

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

Class Time:  [Mondays 7:00p-10:00p] (6/18-8/13, no class 7/2)
Prerequisite: Improv Level 2
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.

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Improv Level 4: Advanced Study

Highwire takes pride in its performance centered approach to comedy training! Our Improv Level 4 classes spend four weeks studying a specialized format and then perform the format before a live audience for four weeks.  

Level 4: Monoscene

Improvise a set in one location in real time.

Class Time: Currently Not Offered
Prerequisite: Improv Level 3 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 and four performances. Students will receive feedback after each show. 

Instructor: Ryan Stadler

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Level 4: The Movie

Create a fully improvised movie live on stage.

Class Time: Currently Not Offered
Prerequisite: Improv Level 3 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 and four performances.  Students will receive feedback after each show. 

Instructor: René Dellefont

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Level 4: La Ronde

Everyone's connected. 

Class Time: Currently Not Offered
Prerequisite: Improv Level 3 The Harold
Cost: $235

The La Ronde is a form based on the 1897 play of the same name by the German playwright Arthur Schnitzler. The format explores a circle of characters and the ways their world’s intersect. Students will work on creating strong grounded characters and connectivity between different aspects of their lives. The eight-week session is made up of four classes and four shows. Students will receive feedback after each show.

Instructor: Neetol Rahman

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