The Upfront Theatre | School of Improv | Bellingham, WA

Fall Session 2017

Spontaneity – An Intro to Improv | Sundays

$160.00

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Spontaneity | Fall | 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.

Dates: Sundays, September 24th – November 12th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Michael Brannan
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Sundays, September 24th – November 12th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Michael Brannan
Location: The Upfront Studio

Spontaneity – An Intro to Improv | Mondays

$160.00

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Spontaneity | Fall | 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.

Dates: Mondays, September 25th – November 13th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Samantha Jolly
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Mondays, September 25th – November 13th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Samantha Jolly
Location: The Upfront Studio

Advanced Spontaneity | Thursdays

$160.00

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Advanced Spontaneity | Fall | Thursdays

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.

Dates: Thursdays, September 28th – November 16th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Kevin Hoogerwerf
Location: The Upfront Studio

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

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Dates: Thursdays, September 28th – November 16th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Kevin Hoogerwerf
Location: The Upfront Studio

Characters & Relationships | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Characters & Relationships | Fall | Tuesdays

Discover the amazing characters you have ready to create and share at your fingertips.  This class will help you to quickly and easily create characters in the moment while giving them distinctive physical, vocal and emotional aspects.  Through these characters you will discover the difference between character choices in a scene and your own.  With these characters you will be able to build on the relationships between characters and find ways to give them depth and history.  You are guaranteed to walk away from this class with a back pocket full of fun new characters and an ability to create engaging relationships that move the scene forward.    

Dates: Tuesdays, September 26th – November 21st (No class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Caleb Hepker
Location: The Upfront Studio

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

Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.

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Dates: Tuesdays, September 26th – November 21st (No class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Caleb Hepker
Location: The Upfront Studio

Stage Ready Performance Improv | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Stage Ready Performance Improv | Fall | Tuesdays

This class is for the serious improv performer.  It’s all in the name as this class prepares with the tools you need to wow an audience.  Heavy scene work, a focus on monologues, and both short and long form performance improv will be the focus points of this class.  Our experienced instructor will not only teach you highly used improv formats but show you how to be successful at performing them.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 26th – November 21st (No class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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

Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity, Environment, Characters & Relationships, & Storytelling

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Dates: Tuesdays, September 26th – November 21st (No class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Storytelling | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Storytelling | Fall | 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.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 27th – November 15th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Caleb Hepker
Location: The Upfront Studio

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

Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.

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Dates: Wednesdays, September 27th – November 15th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Caleb Hepker
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Environment | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Environment | Fall | Wednesdays

From mime work, to scene painting, to simply doing more in an improv scene than standing there and talking, this environment class will focus on the physicality of improv and its coexistence with the scene’s dialogue.  Students will learn to create physical environments from nothing and use them as part of the scene.  There will be an emphasis on mime work, remembering mimed objects and there location, and using mimed objects to advance a scene.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 27th – November 15th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Yonk Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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

Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.

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Dates: Wednesdays, September 27th – November 15th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Yonk Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Teen Improv | Thursdays

$120.00

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Teen Improv | Fall | 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, September 28th – November 16th, with a showcase Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Instructor: Jake Barrow
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Thursdays, September 28th – November 16th. Showcase Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Instructor: Jake Barrow
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Youth Improv | Tuesdays

$120.00

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Youth Improv | Fall | 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, September 19th – November 14th, with a showcase Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Tuesdays, September 19th – November 14th, (No Class October 31st) Showcase Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre