The Upfront Theatre | School of Improv | Bellingham, WA

Fall Session 2018 Classes

Spontaneity – An Intro to Improv | Sundays

$160.00

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Spontaneity | Fall 2018 | 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 30th — November 18th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor:  Jarrett Galante
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Sundays, September 30th — November 18th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Jarrett Galante
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Spontaneity – An Intro to Improv | Mondays

$160.00

7 in stock

Spontaneity | Fall 2018 | 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, October 1st — November 19th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor:  Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Mondays, October 1st — November 19th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor:  Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Advanced Spontaneity | Wednesdays

$160.00

13 in stock

Advanced Spontaneity | Fall 2018 | 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.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3rd — November 28th (No Class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 — 8:00pm
Instructor:  Sammy Jolly
Location: The Upfront Studio

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

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 3rd — November 28th (No Class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 — 8:00pm
Instructor:  Sammy Jolly
Location: The Upfront Studio

Physicality in Improv | Wednesdays

$160.00

9 in stock

Physicality in Improv | Fall 2018 | Wednesdays

This class focuses on the more physical aspects of performing improv comedy.  It will cover everything thing from tasking, to movement on stage, miming techniques, using distance to portray emotions and intentions, to embodying characters using physical traits.  Prepare to stretch both your mind and body in this engaging class that gets you on your feet and away from the dreaded “talking heads” scenes.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3rd — November 28th (No Class October 31st)
Time: 6:00pm — 8:00pm
Instructor:  Kris Erickson
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 3rd — November 28th (No Class October 31st)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor:  Kris Erickson
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Characters & Relationships | Tuesdays

$160.00

11 in stock

Characters & Relationships | Fall 2018 | 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, October 2nd — November 20th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor:  Kent Loomer
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, October 2nd — November 20th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Kent Loomer
Location: The Upfront Studio

Stage Ready Performance Improv | Tuesdays

$160.00

10 in stock

Stage Ready Performance Improv | Fall 2018 | 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, October 2nd — November 20th
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, October 2nd — November 20th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Teen Improv | Thursdays

$120.00

6 in stock

Teen Improv | Fall 2018 | 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 27th — November 15th (Showcase Monday November 19th @ 6pm)
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Instructor:  Sammy Jolly
Location: The Upfront Studio

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, September 27th — November 15th (Showcase Monday November 19th @ 6pm)
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Instructor:  Sammy Jolly
Location: The Upfront Studio

Youth Improv | Tuesdays

$120.00

8 in stock

Youth Improv | Fall 2018 | 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 25th — November 13th  (Showcase Monday November 19th @ 6pm)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
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, September 25th — November 13th  (Showcase Monday November 19th @ 6pm)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Fall Session 2018 Workshops

Kevin McDonald Sketch Workshop — Full Series

$250.00

5 in stock

Improv –>  Sketch –>  Show

Kevin will start the day by talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. He will then teach the students, The Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. You’ll follow that by playing warm up games that lead you into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. The class will then split into groups and each group will improvise a scene. After each scene you will talk about them, give notes and figure out how the scenes could develop into a whole sketch. Then when all the improvised scenes are done, each group and Kevin, work all day to turn every scene that was improvised, into a fully developed comedy sketch.  By the end of the day, the class will have 4 to 7 completely new sketches.  Kevin will probably also bore the students with Kids in the Hall anecdotes throughout the day. He apologizes beforehand for that.

There is no prerequisite improv experience required, and all that’s needed is pen,  paper and a willingness to learn.

This purchase is for the full series sketch workshop and show with Kevin McDonald.  The full series includes two full days of class on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5:30pm and you will be part of the show on Sunday September 23rd at 8pm.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd, 2018.

Time: Workshops 10:00am – 5:30pm. Performance at 8pm.

Instructor: Kevin McDonald!

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Improv –>  Sketch –>  Show

Kevin will start the day by talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. He will then teach the students, The Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. You’ll follow that by playing warm up games that lead you into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. The class will then split into groups and each group will improvise a scene. After each scene you will talk about them, give notes and figure out how the scenes could develop into a whole sketch. Then when all the improvised scenes are done, each group, and Kevin, work all day to turn every scene that was improvised into a fully developed comedy sketch.  By the end of the day the class will have 4 to 7 completely new sketches.  Kevin will probably also bore the students with Kids in the Hall anecdotes throughout the day. He apologizes beforehand for that.

There is no prerequisite improv experience required, and all that’s needed is pen,  paper and a willingness to learn.

This purchase is for the full series sketch workshop and show with Kevin McDonald.  The full series includes two full days of class on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5:30pm and you will be part of the show on Sunday September 23rd at 8pm.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd, 2018.

Time: Workshops 10:00am – 5:30pm. Performance at 8pm on September 23rd.

Instructor: Kevin McDonald!

Kevin McDonald Sketch Workshop — Saturday Only

$180.00

15 in stock

Improv –>  Sketch 

Kevin will start the day by talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. He will then teach the students, The Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. You’ll follow that by playing warm up games that lead you into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. The class will then split into groups and each group will improvise a scene. After each scene you will talk about them, give notes and figure out how the scenes could develop into a whole sketch. Then when all the improvised scenes are done, each group and Kevin, work all day to turn every scene that was improvised, into a fully developed comedy sketch.  By the end of the day, the class will have 4 to 7 completely new sketches.  Kevin will probably also bore the students with Kids in the Hall anecdotes throughout the day. He apologizes beforehand for that.

There is no prerequisite improv experience required, and all that’s needed is pen,  paper and a willingness to learn.

This item is good for just one day of class on Saturday September 22nd for the Kevin Mcdonald Sketch Writing series. The Full Series includes the Saturday class a second class on Sunday from 10am-5:30pm and a part in the performance at 8pm on Sunday September 23rd.

If you would like to purchase the Full Series then CLICK HERE to be directed to that product.

Date: Saturday, September 22nd

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Instructor: Kevin McDonald!

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Improv –>  Sketch

Kevin will start the day by talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. He will then teach the students, The Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. You’ll follow that by playing warm up games that lead you into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. The class will then split into groups and each group will improvise a scene. After each scene you will talk about them, give notes and figure out how the scenes could develop into a whole sketch. Then when all the improvised scenes are done, each group, and Kevin, work all day to turn every scene that was improvised into a fully developed comedy sketch.  By the end of the day the class will have 4 to 7 completely new sketches.  Kevin will probably also bore the students with Kids in the Hall anecdotes throughout the day. He apologizes beforehand for that.

There is no prerequisite improv experience required, and all that’s needed is pen,  paper and a willingness to learn.

This item is good for just one day of class on Saturday September 22nd for the Kevin Mcdonald Sketch Writing series. The Full Series includes the Saturday class, a second class on Sunday from 10am-5:30pm, and a part in the performance at 8pm on Sunday September 23rd.

If you would like to purchase the Full Series then CLICK HERE to be directed to that product.

Date: Saturday, September 22nd

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Instructor: Kevin McDonald!