Second City Improv Intensive Course – Level A

  • Day 1
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 3
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 4
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 5
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Improv Level A: Ensemble and Play
Who is this class for?

Improv Level A is the first class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including people who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally.

What will I learn?

In Level A, students start to learn the skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. Some of these skills include building ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and, one of the most crucial fundamentals of improv, the concept of “yes, and.”

What will I do in this class?

Students get up and play a variety of exercises and games, many developed by Viola Spolin, whose son, Paul Sills, was one of the founders of The Second City. These exercises and games train the analytical side of the brain to focus on simple goals, freeing the creative side and silencing the negative thoughts that can make us freeze in performance (or in life, for that matter). These games are high energy cooperation and a ton of fun to play.

Who can take this class?

Level A is for adults 16 and up. No prior experience in theatre or improv is required.

Why is this class important?

Level A sets the foundation in scene work, ensemble, and the building blocks of improvisation. Students must complete Level A in order to advance to Level B.

How can I pay for the course?

Book on the course below, or feel free to e-mail us about different financing options.

(All students get 15% off drinks at The Bill Murray during the week of their course)


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