The Upfront Theatre | School of Improv | Bellingham, WA

Late Fall Workshop Intensive

Improv Bootcamp w/ Deanna

$120.00

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Great characters make great stories. This year’s bootcamp will have you investing deeply in your character choices, getting out of your head and creating great stories with ease. Join veteran improviser and teacher Deanna Fleysher for a high-energy class that will take your improvisation to new heights of comedy, commitment and joy.

 

In this 12-hour, 4-session workshop, we will dive into the following:
**Finding our own great characters
**Bold physicality
**Following our characters’ impulses
**Storytelling through commitment and play

 

Expect lots of personalized feedback, heavy reps and stronger improv muscles!
Prerequisite: At least one improv class and a passion for the craft!

Dates: December 2nd, 4th + December 9th, 11th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Deanna Fleysher
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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The Character Is The Story

Great characters make great stories. This year’s bootcamp will have you investing deeply in your character choices, getting out of your head and creating great stories with ease. Join veteran improviser and teacher Deanna Fleysher for a high-energy class that will take your improvisation to new heights of comedy, commitment and joy.
In this 12-hour, 4-session workshop, we will dive into the following:
**Finding our own great characters
**Bold physicality
**Following our characters’ impulses
**Storytelling through commitment and play
Expect lots of personalized feedback, heavy reps and stronger improv muscles!
Prerequisite: At least one improv class and a passion for the craft!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Deanna Fleysher is an Upfront Mainstager who has trained with luminaries throughout the American improv comedy world, including founding members of Improv Olympic and UCB, and has been creating, performing and directing improv comedy work for the last 15 years. She tours internationally with her semi-improvised comedy solo show and teaches workshops in improvisation, physical comedy and audience connection around the world. More about Deanna at www.buttkapinski.com.

I found it amazing how effortlessly Deanna could guide to students to find the best versions of themselves. She managed to even pull the most stubborn performers into choices that they would have never found on their own and they were all the happier for it.

Asaf Ronen, author of Directing Improv and founder of yesand.com, Austin, TX.

I came to Deanna because I was looking to be more physical as an improviser. What I discovered was her workshop builds countless other muscles that conventional classes overlook: harnessing the power of failure and vulnerability; creating stage pictures and silent emotional connections with scene partners; and learning how to be truly free on-stage. I can’t recommend her enough.

Chad Damiani, teacher and improviser, LA, CA

 

Dates: December 2nd, 4th + December 9th, 11th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Deanna Fleysher
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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

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

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

8 in stock

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