Spring Session 2017

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Improv 100 | Sundays

$160.00

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Improv 100 – Improv Basics | Spring | Sundays
This course will excite and inspire new students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improv. Students will cover improv fundamentals, learn and play improv games together, and enjoy tapping into their playfulness and creativity. No experience necessary – this class is fun, safe, and will change your life for good and forever!

Dates:  Sundays, April 9th – June 4th (No Class April 16th)
Times: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor:  Jane Mitchell
Location:  The Upfront Studio

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Dates:  Sundays, April 9th – June 4th (No Class April 16th)
Times: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor:  Jane Mitchell
Location:  The Upfront Studio

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Improv 100 | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Improv 100 – Improv Basics | Spring | Tuesdays
This course will excite and inspire new students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improv. Students will cover improv fundamentals, learn and play improv games together, and enjoy tapping into their playfulness and creativity. No experience necessary – this class is fun, safe, and will change your life for good and forever!

Dates:  Tuesdays, April 11th – May 30th
Times: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor:  Jane Mitchell
Location:  The Upfront Studio

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Dates:  Tuesdays, April 11th – May 30th
Times: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor:  Jane Mitchell
Location:  The Upfront Studio

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Improv 200 | Mondays

$160.00

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Improv 200 – Expanding on the Basics | Spring | Mondays
Students focus on the elements that will allow them to create scenes. Focus is on narrative structure, physical environment and beginning scene-work. Continuing focus of the benefits of improv in everyday life.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 100 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Mondays, April 10th – June 5th (No Class May 29th)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Robin Corsberg
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Mondays, April 10th – June 5th (No Class May 29th)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Robin Corsberg
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Improv 300 | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Improv 300 – Performance Improv | Spring | Wednesday
Students focus on developing their strengths and versatility as an actor of unscripted work. Improv exercises and games will be tailored to zero in on emotional, status, and physical choices used to enhance sincere, grounded reactions, create complex connections between scene partners, and bring depth to scenes.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 200 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Wednesdays, April 12th – May 31st
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Yonk Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Wednesdays, April 12th – May 31st
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Yonk Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Improv 400 | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Improv 400 – Advanced Performance Improv | Spring | Tuesdays
The 400 class this session will focus on long-form improv. Students will gain insight and understanding into the Classic Harold and the Lotus formats. While delving into these formats, instruction and input will be given to the students in regard to approaching scene-work with sincerity, commitment, and confidence. They will be supported and encouraged to be truly in the moment on stage while the instructor provides a safe and fluid learning environment. Students will have an opportunity to improve upon their approach to improvisation and some laughs are guaranteed.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 300 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 11th – May 30th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Tuesdays, April 11th – May 30th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Improv Performance & Feedback | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Improv 500 – Improv Performance & Feedback | Spring | Wednesdays
This improv class will focus on building a safe environment where everyone learns a common language from which to give and receive notes. Scenes will be discussed and direct peer to peer notes will be given immediately after each scene concludes. Notes will be given with the intent of being as specific as possible so that we can identify the things that worked and those that didn’t work within each scene.

Scenes will also be video recorded periodically during the session so performers can both self-assess their improv and process the notes they are given by their peers. These videos will not be posted to the internet and will only be used for the purposes of refining and improving performance skills during the class.  No personal copies will be made of the video files and no personal recordings by phone will be allowed during the session to maintain a safe and supportive environment.

A variety of improv formats will be used during the session including but not limited to: Games, Open Scenes, Monologues,and Harolds. Some basic familiarization with these types of improv performances is highly recommended. Classes will be performance driven and minimal warm-ups will be done in an effort to maximize stage time. Class size will be limited for this course so early sign up is encouraged.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 300 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Wednesdays, April 12th – June 7th (no class May 17th)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Kent Loomer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Wednesdays, April 12th – June 7th (no class May 17th)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Kent Loomer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Improv Games | Thursdays

$160.00

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Improv 500 – Short-Form Games | Spring | Thursdays
This class will cover a multitude of short-form improv games and give students the insights on why we play them and how to play them well. Short-form improv games covered will include verbal restrictions, physical restrictions, endowments, and gimmick games.  Students enrolled in this class will be eligible for the student portion of the Thursday night The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly show, which is a short-form showcase.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 300 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Thursdays, April 13th – June 1st
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Thursdays, April 13th – June 1st
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Billy Tierney
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Sketch Writing | Fridays

$160.00

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Sketch Writing | Spring | Fridays
In this class students will learn the ins and outs of writing sketch comedy, from pitch to final draft. Important techniques will be learned through the study and analysis of famous and medium-defining sketches, and those skills will be honed through application by writing original sketches. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of sketch writing in this class, as well as how to effectively workshop a sketch in a group of peers. Towards the end of the eight weeks the students will prepare for and eventually perform a sketch comedy show featuring original sketches written by themselves. The focus of the class is primarily on writing, but by the end of the class each student will also have a solid understanding of sketch directing and sketch performance. Students will be expected to bring either a laptop or a notebook and pen to each class, for in-class writing exercises. Writing assignments will be given weekly as homework for this class.

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Dates: Fridays, April 14th – June 2nd
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Caleb Hepker
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Fridays, April 14th – June 2nd
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Caleb Hepker
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Youth Improv | Tuesdays

$120.00

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Youth Improv | Spring | Tuesdays
Ages 10-13 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, April 11th – May 30th, with a showcase Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Tuesdays, April 11th – May 30th, with a showcase Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Gillian Myers
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Teen Improv | Thursdays

$120.00

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Teen Improv | Spring | 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, April 13th – June 1st, with a showcase Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Instructor: Kevin Hoogerwerf
Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Thursdays, April 13th – June 1st, with a showcase Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Instructor: Kevin Hoogerwerf
Location: The Upfront Theatre

Upcoming Workshops

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Attacking the Scene

$35.00

11 in stock

Getting on the same page as your scene partners is imperative to good improv.  This workshop will focus on making strong and clear offers that are easy to heighten and explore.  Emphasis will be placed on looking for pattern and establishing “game” from any offer.  This workshop is for anyone wanting to sharpen their improv skills and add new tricks to their tool kit.
*some improv experience recommended

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor: DK Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

DK Reinemer helped open The Upfront Theatre in 2004 and became the Education Director in 2006. As a Mainstage performer, DK developed his passion for high energy, fun, and connected improv which he brings to his workshops. As a performer, DK has over 14 years of improv experience from touring his two-man group, “The DK and Morgan Show”, to being an ensemble member at a myriad of festivals: Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, San Franscisco, and Chicago.  As an instructor, DK has been teaching classes and workshops since 2006 and has a wide variety of teaching styles and resources to draw from: Ryan Stiles, Miles Stroth, Heather Anne Campbell, Will Hines, Randy Dixon, Beck Drysdale and many more.  DK currently lives in Los Angeles.

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Getting on the same page as your scene partners is imperative to good improv.  This workshop will focus on making strong and clear offers that are easy to heighten and explore.  Emphasis will be placed on looking for pattern and establishing “game” from any offer.  This workshop is for anyone wanting to sharpen their improv skills and add new tricks to their tool kit.
*some improv experience recommended

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor: DK Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

DK Reinemer helped open The Upfront Theatre in 2004 and became the Education Director in 2006. As a Mainstage performer, DK developed his passion for high energy, fun, and connected improv which he brings to his workshops. As a performer, DK has over 14 years of improv experience from touring his two-man group, “The DK and Morgan Show”, to being an ensemble member at a myriad of festivals: Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, San Franscisco, and Chicago.  As an instructor, DK has been teaching classes and workshops since 2006 and has a wide variety of teaching styles and resources to draw from: Ryan Stiles, Miles Stroth, Heather Anne Campbell, Will Hines, Randy Dixon, Beck Drysdale and many more.  DK currently lives in Los Angeles.

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The Harold

$35.00

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This workshop is a fast paced overview of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) style structured Harold. We will cover openings, pulling premise, establishing the “game of a scene,” strong second beats, group games, and finding an ending. Lots of stage time. We will run multiple Harolds.
*a basic knowledge of improv scene work is required

Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor: DK Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

DK Reinemer helped open The Upfront Theatre in 2004 and became the Education Director in 2006. As a Mainstage performer, DK developed his passion for high energy, fun, and connected improv which he brings to his workshops. As a performer, DK has over 14 years of improv experience from touring his two-man group, “The DK and Morgan Show”, to being an ensemble member at a myriad of festivals: Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, San Franscisco, and Chicago.  As an instructor, DK has been teaching classes and workshops since 2006 and has a wide variety of teaching styles and resources to draw from: Ryan Stiles, Miles Stroth, Heather Anne Campbell, Will Hines, Randy Dixon, Beck Drysdale and many more.  DK currently lives in Los Angeles.

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This workshop is a fast paced overview of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) style structured Harold. We will cover openings, pulling premise, establishing the “game of a scene,” strong second beats, group games, and finding an ending. Lots of stage time. We will run multiple Harolds.
*a basic knowledge of improv scene work is required

Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor: DK Reinemer
Location: The Upfront Theatre

DK Reinemer helped open The Upfront Theatre in 2004 and became the Education Director in 2006. As a Mainstage performer, DK developed his passion for high energy, fun, and connected improv which he brings to his workshops. As a performer, DK has over 14 years of improv experience from touring his two-man group, “The DK and Morgan Show”, to being an ensemble member at a myriad of festivals: Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, San Franscisco, and Chicago.  As an instructor, DK has been teaching classes and workshops since 2006 and has a wide variety of teaching styles and resources to draw from: Ryan Stiles, Miles Stroth, Heather Anne Campbell, Will Hines, Randy Dixon, Beck Drysdale and many more.  DK currently lives in Los Angeles.