THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS IMPROV COMEDY THEATER IS ALSO THE WORLD'S BEST IMPROV TRAINING CENTER.
This class is the beginning our core curriculum and introduces you to iO’s style and approach to improvisation as created by Del Close and Charna Halpern.
There are no prerequisites to begin at this level.
Designed to help you discover your strengths as an improviser, this level will focus on character creation, object/environment work, and most importantly, working as an ensemble and building a “group mind”.
This class heavily concentrates on the two-person scene, the anchor of long-form improvisation.
This is where you will use all the skills you have acquired thus far in order to create the “Harold”, the signature long-form structure at iO.
This is the advanced Harold level, where you will probe even deeper into iO’s signature form. In this level we will focus intensely on the acting, editing, and group commitment that it takes to generate a 30-minute piece while utilizing lessons learned from other longform pieces. This class will culminate in a performance.
The last level of our improv program allows students to use their newly acquired improvisational skills to create an original long-form improvisational piece.
At the end of their 8 week class, all Performance Level students will get to perform their original form during a fun-filled 7 week run.
CLASSES MEET ONCE A WEEK FOR THREE HOURS. THERE ARE 8 CLASS MEETINGS PER LEVEL.
The average class size is between 12-18 people.
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