The Upfront Theatre | School of Improv | Bellingham, WA

Fall Session 2019 Classes

Spontaneity – An Intro to Improv | Sundays

$160.00

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Spontaneity | Fall 2019 | Sundays

This class is great for beginners and those improvisers looking to get out of their heads.  The class will help you to pull new ideas from thin air and teach you the power of being in the moment and listening.  A strong focus on accepting ideas and adding on to them will provide you with the tools to be a great improviser and an awesome human being.  This class is guaranteed to help you get those creative juices flowing and lead you down the path of spontaneous creation.

This class will cover concepts like:

  • Yes And…
  • Storytelling
  • R.O.W. – the baselines of a scene
  • Thinking quickly
  • Accepting failure
  • Strong Listening
  • Being in the Moment

Dates: Sundays, September 29th — November 17th /Class is held once a week for 8 weeks.
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Chris Jones
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Note: Must be 18 years or older to attend this class.

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Dates: Sundays, September 29th — November 17th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Chris Jones
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Spontaneity – An Intro to Improv | Mondays

$160.00

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Spontaneity | Fall 2019 | Mondays

This class is great for beginners and those improvisers looking to get out of their heads.  The class will help you to pull new ideas from thin air and teach you the power of being in the moment and listening.  A strong focus on accepting ideas and adding on to them will provide you with the tools to be a great improviser and an awesome human being.  This class is guaranteed to help you get those creative juices flowing and lead you down the path of spontaneous creation.

This class will cover concepts like:

  • Yes And…
  • Storytelling
  • C.R.O.W. – the baselines of a scene
  • Thinking quickly
  • Accepting failure
  • Strong Listening
  • Being in the Moment

Dates: Mondays, September 30th — November 18th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Anna Mostovetsky
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Note: Must be 18 years or older to attend this class.

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Dates: Mondays, September 30th — November 18th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Anna Mostovetsky
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Advanced Spontaneity | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Advanced Spontaneity | Fall 2019 | Wednesdays

This class takes a more focused look at expanding the student’s ability to instantly come up with new and imaginative ideas that partner with the information at hand; this involves listening to new input and directly expanding on that information.  The class will give students the confidence to put themselves out there and make anything work and is for both improvisers looking to be bolder in their craft and for use at work and home to raise confidence in the ability to engage with new customers, business partners, coworkers, and people in your daily life.

This class will cover concepts like:

  • Yes And…
  • Storytelling – A Hero’s Journey
  • A stronger understanding of C.R.O.W.
  • Thinking quickly
  • Scene work
  • Mime Work
  • Strong Listening
  • Character Work
  • Being comfortable presenting in front of others

Dates: Wednesdays, October 2nd — November 20th
Time: 6:00 — 8:00pm
Instructor: Dartanion London
Location: The Upfront Studio

Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director.

Note: Must be 18 years old or older to attend this class.

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 2nd — November 20th
Time: 6:00 — 8:00pm
Instructor: Dartanion London
Location: The Upfront Studio

Storytelling | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Storytelling | Fall Session 2019 | Wednesdays

Looking to become a better storyteller that is both engaging and knowledgeable?  Then this is the class for you.  We will cover the ins and outs of a good story and walk you through the crucial elements needed show it to an audience.  This class is beneficial to improv performers as well as though looking for a better understanding of story for script and play writing.   The narrative work will show you how to raise the stakes in a scene and actively engage any audience.

This class will cover concepts like:

  • 7 Part Story Spine
  • A Hero’s Journey
  • Long form improv storytelling
  • Creating history for characters
  • Building stories from relationships
  • Deeper understanding of story arcs
  • Setting and completing meaningful objectives in stories

Dates: Wednesdays, October 2nd — November 20th (Classes are once a week for 8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director. Must be at least 18 years old.

Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 2nd — November 20th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Long Form Improv | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Long Form Improv | Fall 2019 | Tuesdays

This class is for the serious improv performer.  This class will cover the ins and outs to performing long form improv successfully.  Learn how to create stories that last and impact an audience.  Long form improv can range from 20-30 minute pieces to 1-2 hour formats that are like creating a full length play on the spot.  This class will teach the skills and mindset needed to succeed in any of those long form improv lengths and formats.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 1st — November 19th (Classes are once a week for 8 weeks)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Studio Space

Prerequisites: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity, Spontaneity Class, higher level of improv training, or permission of Education Director. Must be at least 18 years old.

Recommended Prerequisite: Environment, Characters & Relationships, Storytelling, & Two Person Scenework

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Dates: Tuesdays, October 1st — November 19th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Studio Space

Two Person Scenework & Chemistry | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Two Person Scenework & Chemistry | Fall 2019 | Tuesdays

This class is all about giving you ample time to do scenework with a specific focus on two-person scenes and will give you the repetition you need to make that scenework come naturally. Students will gain familiarity and chemistry working together in scenes by being paired together for two weeks at a time…that means each student will get to work one-on-one with four different people through the course of the eight-week session. To get the most out of this class and to be able to gain the trust and chemistry of working with your partner, a commitment to attending class is extremely important so take that into account before signing up. Class is being limited to 10 people to ensure as much stage time as possible.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 1st — November 19th
Time: 6:15 — 8:15pm
Instructor: Kent Loomer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Prerequisites: Characters & Relationships, Stage Ready Performance Improv, or Permission of the Education Director and/or Instructor

Note: Must be 18 years old or older to attend this class.

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Dates: Tuesdays, October 1st — November 19th
Time: 6:15 — 8:15pm
Instructor: Kent Loomer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Teen & Youth Classes

Youth Improv | Tuesdays

$120.00

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Youth Improv | Fall 2019 | Tuesdays
Ages 9-13 years old. This course will excite and inspire students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improvisation! Through games and physical exercises, students will engage their imagination and creativity. They will practice teamwork and positive communication skills, building their confidence and discovering their own potential in a fun and safe group environment.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 1st — November 19th (Showcase Monday November 25th @ 6pm)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Linnaea Groh
Location: The Upfront Theatre

NOTE: When completing your purchase please leave the name and age of the child you are registering in the comments section of your order.

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Dates: Tuesdays, October 1st — November 19th (Showcase Monday November 25th @ 6pm)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Linnaea Groh
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Teen Improv | Thursdays

$120.00

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Teen Improv | Fall 2019 | Thursdays
Ages 14-17 years old. This course will excite and inspire students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improvisation! Through games and physical exercises, students will engage their imagination and creativity. They will practice teamwork and positive communication skills, building their confidence and discovering their own potential in a fun and safe group environment.

Dates: Thursdays, October 3rd — November 21st (Showcase Monday November 25th @ 6pm)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor:  Jake Barrow
Location: The Upfront Theatre

NOTE: When completing your purchase please leave the name and age of the child you are registering in the comments section of your order.

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Dates:  Thursdays, October 3rd — November 21st (Showcase Monday November 25th @ 6pm)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor:  Jake Barrow
Location: The Upfront Theatre

One Time Fall Workshop

Complex Scene Work Simplified

$30.00

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In this improv workshop veteran improviser Tim Greger will help equip you with the simple skills necessary to create complex stories and characters. The two and a half hour class will teach you uncomplicated practices that will enable you to begin doing more with less by simplifying your observations, interpretations, and actions on stage. By being directly involved in every moment of every exercise, you will learn throughout this workshop the deep value of simple connections by exploring exactly why and how it is essential to support yourself and your partners in every moment of every improv scene.”

Date: Tuesday September 17th
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Instructor: Tim Greger
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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In this improv workshop veteran improviser Tim Greger will help equip you with the simple skills necessary to create complex stories and characters. The two and a half hour class will teach you uncomplicated practices that will enable you to begin doing more with less by simplifying your observations, interpretations, and actions on stage. By being directly involved in every moment of every exercise, you will learn throughout this workshop the deep value of simple connections by exploring exactly why and how it is essential to support yourself and your partners in every moment of every improv scene.”

Date: Tuesday September 17th
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Instructor: Tim Greger
Location: The Upfront Theatre