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classes

We should be upfront with you...

We do education a lotta bit different than the other theaters.

Instead of a levels system, we do a potent skills and concept-based system. A more focused class creates a ridiculous amount of different experiences, all concentrated so you can work on the exact skill you want to strengthen. You walk away having truly grasped that concept. It also allows everyone to take almost any class we offer, regardless of experience.

In addition to a different course structure, we also have a more psychological, mindful, philosophical, layered, and emotionally intelligent approach to improv comedy. Does that mean our adult classes are G-rated, sugary, and cheesy? F***k no.

We guarantee that even if you repeat a class or course, it will never feel the same and you will continue to be challenged at your current level of ability, if not slightly above.

If you do not have fun or regret coming to any e.i. experience for any reason, we will gladly issue you a full refund (minus fees).

We also offer a lot of applied-improvisation classes that focus on life skills, as opposed to performance skills.

Any class or course led by the Britney is “‘pay what you can comfortably” – if paying less means you get to come to more classes more often… pay less.

Our bar is open before, during, and after every class. We like loitering.


archive of classes and courses

check out our diverse repertoire of educational experiences in no particular order. we add new stuff all of the time so you can assume this list is out of date in an abundantly impressive way, not a unprofessionally neglectful way.

what are you looking for in a class? we will schedule any requested class as soon as possible. so let us know what you want; we will literally give it to you.

MENTAL NINJA STUFF  

Awaken your imagination from hibernation and realize the invaluable power of real listening, thinking creatively, and saying yes to the unknown.  This course will work your mind as a muscle, pushing it to work in new, stronger, and more flexible ways, giving you the power to never feel “caught off guard and unprepared.”    

Skill Objectives:  Listening, Acceptance, Propulsion, Connection, Exploration, Fluidity 


SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME

Let’s get physical! This course is all about creating comedy through detailed and heightened body, object, and environmental work.

So much of improv is all about two people just standing and talking. This is not that class.

Harness the power of leaning into the reality you are creating. The more grounded you make certain things, the more liberties you can take with others… achieving the balance of reality and absurdity.

Skill Objectives: Environment Establishment and Exploration, Object Work, Physical/Object/Environment Heightening

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF STUFF  

Do you loathe idle chit chat?  Do you hate talking about yourself?  Do conversations either bore you or scare you? Come learn how to make any conversation the envy of all other nearby conversations.  You are incredibly interesting and everything you think should be voiced, recorded and cherished.  You are such a good conversationalist that you make everyone the best version of themselves just by engaging with you.   Don’t believe me? Just ask you!  This course will help you discover how to appreciate, embrace, and share the richness of your own awesome existence.  

Skill Objectives:  Detail, Specificity, Exploration, Explanation, Exposition, Expansion, Extrapolation, Self acceptance


IMPROV FOR FREE-STYLE AND SLAM

This cumulative course is crazy fun…. in the most vulnerable of ways.

Free-styling and slam poetry are both liberating yet extremely difficult to do well. We will break the safety seal with games and activities that will introduce you to rhyme wrangling as well as improvised rhythm and verbal flow.

This experience is meant for beginners in the rhythm and rhyming realm of improvisation.

HIPPIE STUFF  

Light some mental nag champa and join the flow of the universe.  This course will engage your pineal gland, help you to tap into your third eye, strengthen your internal and external awareness of yourself and others, and will give you the tools to nurture more symbiotic relationships with others, yourself, and your surroundings.     

Skill Objectives: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Compassion, Intuition, Group Mind


TEAMWORK STUFF 

Strengthen the skills needed to better navigate and successfully execute any collaborative experience.  This course will explore/utilize the skills needed to better work and communicate with everyone from colleagues to family to strangers.    

Skill Objectives:  Leading, Following, Focus-Sharing, Group Mind


IMPROV FOR MONOLOGUES AND STORYTELLING

What’s the hardest thing after improvising with someone? Improvising with yourself.

Do you captivate your audience/listener(s) when speaking or telling a story? Or do you make them do all the work when it comes to paying attention? Do you know how to start a story? Do you know how and when to end a story? Do you want to get better at stand-up comedy or presenting to a group?

Do you want to know how to make ANYTHING sound interesting?!?

There are specific skills that make for the best use of solo verbal airtime! Come learn them!

DOUBLE FISTING STUFF  

Take back control over how much you can mentally handle at once.  This course will focus on getting our brains to do what we want and when we want.  

Skill Objectives:  Healthy Compartmentalization, Multi-Tasking, Composure Under Pressure


GYMPROV 

A real workout session meets improv class!  Lean into fun yet very physically challenging exercises and games that will make you break a sweat, engage your core and under-utilized muscles, and increase your heart rate to a workout cardio level!  You will leave tired, sore and a few reps closer to improv godly-ness!  


IMPROV FOR ANXIETY  

Become empowered in a safe fun way and experience the growth that comes from leaning into the unknown.A safe fun way to experience the growth that comes from vulnerability and become empowered!  Learn techniques, practice exercises, and play games that will enable us to be more comfortable with uncertainty and ourselves…. all while having fun.   


HAPPY HOUR

Fun games, exercises, and open scenes. No feedback. Just playing.


YES THANK YOU MORE PLEASE   

Unbridle your creativity and explore the limitless potential that comes with the power of fully embracing all that is offered to you.  This course will demystify the perceived difficulty of theatrical improvisation and empower you to be able to create everything from anything.

Skill Objectives:  Listening, Acceptance, Exploration, Connection, Reaction, Commitment, Stream of Conscious  

IMPROV CHARACTER FUNSHOP

This night of character exploration is geared toward having a good time and making ourselves laugh by becoming other people. Not a lot of feedback. Just ridiculous games and exercises.


THE WAY I SEE IT 

Learn how to create layered and sustainable “characters” without the voices and body work.  This course will also explore the natural scene propulsion of seeing things through a distinct perspective.  

Skill Objectives:  Emotional and Mental Perspective, Motivation, Explanation Exposition (Going Backwards to Propel Forward), Perspective Extrapolation, Grounded Cores  

IMPROV AND ENLIGHTENMENT

A journey thorough the relationship between Improvisation and Mindfulness, Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Quantum Mechanics.

The principles of improv go way beyond delightful comedy and actually encompass and interweave through the fibers of the heaviest of heavy deep topics. Wanna get heady? Come take the rainbow pill and make the rabbit hole jump into your mind hole only to find out that you are already at the castle drinking tea? Congrats – You have found your people.

Each virtual class will be vibrating with an abundance of interestingly fun games, exercises, and mind-bending discussions that will engage your creativity, critical thinking, universal awareness/connection, and my best friend… Pineal “The Third Eye” Gland.


ME MYSELF AND ALWAYS 

Leave yourself at the door and explore how to instantaneously become fully-imagined characters, inside and out.  Practice being inspired by anything and learn how to instinctually weave consistent layers and hilarious absurdity around a grounded core.

Skill Objectives:  Physical, Vocal, Mental, Emotional and Linguistic Character Development, Character Sustainment, Commitment


RELATIONSHIPS THAT FLOAT  

This course will focus on how to create hilarious yet grounded relationships with other characters, environment, objects, and self by leaning into the how and why.  

Skill Objectives:  Making Choices, Emotional Commitment, Affecting and Being Affected, Heightening


WHERE IT OUT WHAT IT OUT  

Let’s get physical!  This course is all about creating a rich environment through detailed and heightened environmental, support, and object work.  Learn how to steal the scene by saying nothing.

Skill Objectives:  Environment Establishment and Exploration, Object Work, Show Me Don’t Tell Me), Physical/Object/Environment Heightening, Scene Support 

RELATIONSHIP SCENE WORK

This course will focus on how to create hilarious yet grounded relationships with other characters, the environment, objects, and self by leaning into the how and why.  

Skill Objectives:  Making Emotional Choices, Emotional Commitment and Heightening, Affecting and Being Affected


IMPROV FOR SKETCH WRITING

Writing genius Sketch Comedy is hard. Creating sketch comedy with scene partners through improvisation is not as hard!!

Explore improvisational concepts and mental strategies that help naturally turn any scene into something that feels like a written sketch.

IMPROV FOR STAND-UP

Writing genius Stand-Up Comedy is hard. Doing solid improvised Stand-Up Comedy is not as hard!

Each iteration of this class will focus on just SOME of the improvisational concepts and mental strategies that help convert what-would-be arbitrary word vomit into psychologically-satisfying wit.

ONCE UPON THE END 

This course will focus on the immersive world of narrative scene work and genre’d story-telling. Learn how to create a hilarious yet focused and cohesive story arch while fulfilling all story promises through open scenes and monologue narration.

Skill Objectives:  Collaborative Scenic And Story-Telling Work, Thematic Focus, Grounded Through-Lines, Diverse Range Within Genre Work


CHECK RAISE ALL IN FOLD 

Ever hear the ole phrase “comedy comes in threes?”  That’s called “a game” and you can magically turn anything into a game!  And games can go way passed three beats ad involve more than doing something three times.  There is even lots of different kinds of games – scenic games, character games, environmental games, linguistic games, and narrative detour games.  Come experiment with them all! 

Skill Objectives:  Creating, Expanding, and Heightening Patterns, Exploding VS Breaking a Pattern


LONG FORM FORMATS 

Skill Objectives:  Comfort with Variety of Long Form Formats

Skill Prerequisites:   The ability to successfully sustain and propel a character, scene, relationship, and narrative.  The ability to support other players selflessly.  (This course is better suited for people with a firm grasp of a wide base of improv skills.)


OPEN SCENE MACHINE

This class is all about practicing consistent open scene skills.

So it is just doing open scene after open scene, with focused feedback.

SHORT FORM GAMES 

Skill Objectives:  Learn A Variety of Short Form Games

Skill Prerequisites:    The ability to successfully sustain and propel a character, scene, relationship, and narrative.  The ability to support other players selflessly.  (This course is better suited for people with a firm grasp of a wide base of improv skills.)


SHORT FORM REPS AND FEEDBACK 

Skill Objectives:  Consistency and Versatility in a Variety of Short Form Games

Skill Prerequisites:  The ability to successfully sustain and propel a character, scene, relationship, and narrative.  The ability to support other players selflessly.  (This course is for people with a wide base of improv skills and knowledge of a variety of short form games.)


LONGFORM REPS AND FEEDBACK 

Skill Objectives:  Consistency and Versatility in a Variety of Long Form Formats

Skill Prerequisites:  The ability to successfully sustain and propel a character, scene, relationship, and narrative.  The ability to support other players selflessly.  (This course is for people with a wide base of improv skills and knowledge of a variety of long form formats.)


(Everett Improv’s door opens at least 20 minutes before class time.  Drinks or snacks, including alcohol, may be purchased before or during class.  The bar will remain open after class.)