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Foundations of Improvisation

Categories: Adult Classes | All Events
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January 23 – February 27
All times PST
Jan 23, 2022 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sun)
Jan 30, 2022 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sun)
Feb 6, 2022 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sun)
Feb 13, 2022 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sun)
Feb 20, 2022 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sun)
Feb 27, 2022 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sun)
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Looking to expand your knowledge and skills of improvisation? Whether you did theater in high school and want to jump back in, are looking to find creative connections with others, or are a theater professional looking to deepen your training, this course is perfect for you!

This 6-week course will consist of games, exercises, and scene work that will help remove the fear and anxiety around creating something from nothing. Engage in consistent and personalized instruction as you gain confidence creating, collaborating on, and performing spontaneous scenes and characters in a supportive and fun environment.


Andy is an actor, improviser, and teaching artist from Kansas City, MO. He earned his BFA from Avila University and his MFA from Purdue University. Since then he has performed at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the Coterie Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, the Kansas City Black Rep, and Spinning Tree Theatre. As an improviser he has traveled to perform in Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, Indianapolis, Houston, and Baltimore with his comedy duo Snooze Button. While teaching, Andy focuses on creating a safe environment where students are able to push themselves creatively and discover their own unique voice.

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