Classes in Chicago
CHARACTER, CHARACTER, AND (you guessed it) MORE CHARACTER
This level is all about getting away from plot and expanding your range in terms of character work. You might think character is "not your thing" but we're set on convincing you to see differently.
Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from Ensemble 2 and above. The last class of the session will culminate in a show for Ensemble 1 students, with regular weekly shows at the onset of Ensemble 2. This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den.
This level is all about the little things that end up having a big impact on your stage work. Get ready to dig into the minutiae and to discover the next layer of your piece.
Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from Ensemble 2 and above. This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den.
Laugh Out Loud's Youth Ensemble will have your kids flexing their funny bones while challenging them with a variety of theater exercises and improv comedy games. This comedy course is led by professional Chicago improvisers, and these instructors will take your child on a journey through improv that will hone a variety of skills such as teamwork, listening, public speaking, creative thinking, self-confidence, and, of course, individual sense of humor.
Students MUST audition to be cast in this ensemble.
This eight week program will culminate in three performances at Laugh Out Loud Theater.
Feb 10 - March 10 Rehearsals
March 17 - 31 Shows
Laugh Out Loud Academy
The Laugh Out Loud Academy is a home for improv artists to take their craft to the next level.
Have you hit a plateau?
Do your scenes/rehearsals/shows feel like more of the same?
Do you want to take your hard-earned improv skills in a new direction?
Mastery takes practice.
The Laugh Out Loud Academy will push you to take creative risks and explore your comedic voice. With courses in long form, video production, coaching, and more, you can hone your abilities and further your training.
Most of our programs have a performance element because more stage time means one more step towards excellence in performance.