Improvisation Classes

Posted 18 December 2017

Building Blocks of Improv

Grow beyond, “Yes, and…”  and build toward playful and daring improvised choices onstage. Learn to dive into scenarios without planning, and build hilarious scenes together. Heighten the best of your experience, and develop new tools for launching improv scenes from the very first line.

Monday, January 29

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$30

$5 Arts for All (only available in person at the Box Office)

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Safe, Strong Scenes

Trust is essential for improvisers to develop. Strong, honest scene work comes from suspending judgment and playing person-forward characters in equitable and positive ways. Learn to navigate the boundaries of improvisation, and know when a scene needs to be rescued, or retired.

Monday, February 26

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$30

$5 Arts for All (only available in person at the Box Office)

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Connected Characters

Too often characters slip toward caricature, become hammy, and disconnected. A balance of commitment and awareness keep good improvisers from running away with a character. Learn to play exciting and dynamic characters honestly.

Monday, March 26    

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$30

$5 Arts for All (only available in person at the Box Office)

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About Nicholas Kessler

As seen on The Librarians, Grimm, Portlandia, and (web) Benefits of Gusbandry, Kessler improvises on The Siren theater house team, The Liberators, and Leviathan. He also acts as host of OPB’s The Moth StorySLAM live storytelling show. Alongside his performing chops, Kessler has 18 years teaching and training improvisation, is the Lead Educator at Portland Center Stage, and the Special Communications Consultant for Intel, Kaiser Permanente, and the Hillsboro Police Department. 

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