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Seminars, Special Events & Workshops

Throughout the year we have a variety of workshops, seminars, and appearances by special guests.

Acting & Performance

Ace the Audition

Getting ready for your next audition? This workshop will teach you how to audition through monologue prep, cold reading, and best practices when trying to land your next role. Bring a monologue you’ve been working on, or we’ll work together to pick one that’s right for you. This class will also…

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Comedy History & Analysis

History of Comedy on Film

History of Comedy on Film is for anyone who wants a better understanding of the grand history of comedy. It is also for film buffs and general fans of comedy. In short, this is one class that is pretty open to anyone who is interested.

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Music

Hamilton! Breaking Down the Magic

As comedic professionals we are constantly exploring inventive ways for telling a narrative with a strong point of view. Today Hamilton has captured our cultural sentiment and done so in the most game-changing way.

How does the art of rap and modern beats become the perfect method for telling the timeless…

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Stand-Up & Storytelling

So You Want to Try Stand-Up

Have you always wanted to try standup but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from “Wish I could” to “Wow! I did!” in a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion,…

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Special Guests

Q&A with Demetri Martin

Comedian, illustrator and former The Daily Show correspondent Demetri Martin stars in the first feature film he’s written and directed, coming to theaters this June. Demetri’s autobiographical comedy Dean co-stars Kevin Kline, Community’s Gillian Jacobs, Veep’s Reid Scott, Rory Scovel (Those Who Can’t), The Second City Training Center alum Ginger Gonzaga…

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Drop-In Classes

Improv Test Drive

Improv Test Drive

Are you interested in taking an improv class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in improv class for beginners is open to everyone, whether you have ever improvised or not. It’s a great opportunity…

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Improv Tune-Up

Improv Tune-Up

The Improv Tune-Up drop-in class is perfect for current students looking for more training and stage time, or performers looking to keep their skills fresh.

Each week, Improv Tune-Up will have a different focus (ex: character work, scenework, games, initiation) challenging improvisers of many skill levels…

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