Improv Program

The Improv Program is a complete foundation in the principles of scenic improvisation as practiced at The Second City. Based in the work of Viola Spolin, this program covers all elements of the improvisational process. Students begin with ensemble, environment, and object work and end by rehearsing and performing their own fully improvised show.

The Improv Program

Improv 1 (2020)

Improvising Basics – While learning the building blocks of improv, this term builds confidence through ensemble energy.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

Improv 1 (Off Peak Hours) · Mondays · 11-2:30PM (3/9-4/20)
Improv 1 · Mondays · 6:30-10PM (3/9-4/20)
Improv 1 (Off Peak Hours) · Tuesdays · 11-2:30PM (3/3-4/14)
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Improv 2 (2020)

Improvising Scenes – A study of emotion, relationship, point-of-view, and environment; this term focuses on what makes an improvised scene work.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

Improv 2 · Wednesdays · 6:30-10PM (2/12-3/25)
Improv 2 · Mondays · 6:30-10PM (3/2-4/13)
Improv 2 (Off Peak Hours) · Tuesdays · 11-2:30PM (3/3-4/14)
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Improv 3 (2020)

Improvising Games and Advancing Scene Work – While continuing an enhancement of improvisational scene work, this term explores improvising shortform games.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

Improv 3 (Off Peak Hours) · Tuesdays · 11-2:30PM (3/3-4/14)
Improv 3 (Off Peak Hours) · Thursdays · 6:30-10PM (3/5-4/16)
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Express and Fast Track Classes

Improv 1, 2 & 3 Express Classes (2020)

The Improv Program is a complete foundation in the principles of scenic improvisation as practiced at The Second City. Based in the work of Viola Spolin, this three level program covers all elements of the improvisational process. The typical improv class meets once a week for seven…

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Improv Program Intensives

Improv 1, 2 & 3 Intensives (2020)

The Improv Program is a complete foundation in the principles of scenic improvisation as practiced at The Second City. Based in the work of Viola Spolin, this three level program covers all elements of the improvisational process. The typical improv class meets once a week for seven weeks.

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Drop-in Class

Improv Drop-In (2020)

The Improv Drop-in is a noncommittal, two-hour class that will keep you on your toes and inject fun into your day. Drop-ins are designed for all levels so if you want to get extra class time, play with new people or work with amazing coaches then drop on by! Any…

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Start to Finish Program

Improv 1-3: Start to Finish (2020)

Get it done all at once! This class will take you through the entire Improv Program levels 1-3. You will meet twice a week for 10 weeks and cover the building blocks of improv, improvising scenes, improvising games and advancing scene Work, and getting ready for your Conservatory audition!

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Improvisation

Pre-improv: Improv for the Timid (2020)

Does taking an improv class make you feel nervous or anxious? Has it been recommended to you that you try more social events or to try to push your comfortable boundaries a little bit? This is a class where we teach our basic improv program in a room where all…

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Long Form Program (2020)

The Long Form Improv program explores the kind of improv where a group of performers take one suggestion and create a theatrical piece inspired by it. The program is broken up into four levels, beginning with scene work and ending with creating your own form. Rules fall away and satirical…

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Improv for Veterans Program (2020)

Improv for Veterans is a multi-level curriculum specifically catered to anyone who has served in the armed forces. This class aims to teach improv, while also connecting with other veterans, building communication skills, sharing experiences with veterans from other branches, and playing around. Improv for Veterans is taught by a…

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Intro to Improv for Business (2020)

A one-day crash course in improvisation, this workshop will provide the basics for giving and receiving focus, expanding and heightening an idea, working as an ensemble, and effective listening. This program is built to be effective for those entering the workforce and seasoned leaders alike, while we take the core…

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Improvisa Tu Vida (2020)

This class will teach you the basics, and some other fun techniques of improv but with one little variant, it will be en Español! Asi es! forget about translating every word or funny sentence you wanna say, porque esta vez lo puedes decir en tu idioma. Aprende a decir “Si…

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Taste Of Second City

Taste of Second City • FREE

If you are wondering if you’d like to take an improv class, try the Taste of Second City! This 2-hour intro workshop will give you a little taste of what our program is all about and help you decide if you’d like to take a full class. We cap the…

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