Classes in Chicago

Ensemble 2

This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den, and delves into some of the more advanced philosophies of improvisation—building ensemble, finding organic inspiration, and freeing yourself to use your whole mind and body on stage. The class also promises to make you a more confident and elegant performer.

Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from Ensemble 2 and above.

Advanced Performance (AP) 2

This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den, and delves into some of the more advanced philosophies of improvisation—building ensemble, finding organic inspiration, and freeing yourself to use your whole mind and body on stage. The class also promises to make you a more confident and elegant performer.

Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from AP 2 and above. The last class of the session will culminate in a show for AP 1 students, with regular weekly shows at the onset of AP 2.

Advanced Performance (AP) 4

This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den, and focuses on organic risk taking. Building on the skills learned in previous classes, your work this session will revolve around diving into each moment to make organic discoveries. Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from AP 2 and above.

Laugh Out Loud Youth Ensemble

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.

This eight week program will culminate in three performances at Laugh Out Loud Theater.

Auditions are on August 19 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
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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.