Classes in Schaumburg

Improv Characters Workshop (Online)

You & your cast of characters: How to transform yourself into a varied and distinct set of characters on stage. This class focus on techniques of both creating characters in the moment, as well as developing character over time.

Improv Level 1: Foundations of Improv (In Person)

Are you ready to try improv? Yes, and… are you ready to do so while meeting new people, getting out of your comfort zone, and spending one night a week learning and laughing? Then this class is for you. The basics of improv and ensemble, no experience necessary! Each session is six weeks, and classes are 2.5 hours long.

This class is for ages 18 and up. Students do not need to prepare anything, but should come dressed to move. To complete the level and move on to more advanced classes, students must attend at least 4 of the 6 classes.

Improv Level 2: Scenework (In Person)

Building on the skills of Foundations of Improv, each 2 hour class will have a concentration on creating strong scenes.

$25 Discount if you sign up more than 7 days in advance of the first class.

Improv Level 3: Taking the Stage (In Person)

It's time to take the stage! Your first foray into short form improvisation. This 6 week class will immerse you in the Laugh Out Loud style of ensemble-based improvisation and give you the gameplay foundation necessary to put on your own improv show!

Sketch Comedy Writing - Level 1 (Online)

Learn the skills to start turning your comedic ideas into comedic sketches. No experience necessary! Each 2-hour class will explore a different approach to comedic writing through a series of class exercises, readings, and at-home writing assignments.

Sketch Comedy Writing - Level 3 (Online and In Person)

This class will focus on different ways to revise sketches generated in Levels 1 & 2, building a running order, filling in any "gaps," and creating a staged reading.

The plan is to have the first two classes virtually, and the final two classes in person. There will be a staged reading the last hour of the final class.

Stand-Up 2: Taking It To The Next Level (Online)

Let's take it to the next level! This class focuses on the performance and polishing of the material you generated in, or after learning the fundamentals in Stand Up 1.

In this class, we explore:

- Building in tags after a joke for additional joke pay offs
- Expanding your comedic tool belt with different techniques applied to your current material
- Spinning crowd interactions to lead into your next joke
- Crafting a set and polishing it for bookings, and the do's and don'ts of getting booked

This class culminates in a final performance immediately after the last class.

Anybody Can Take Classes

Whatever your background, improv is for you! Whether you're a barista or an accountant, an aspiring actor or a stay-at-home parent, our improv classes can enrich your life and help unleash your inner creativity.

Our program begins with an introduction to improv and scenework, and then splits into 2 streams of instruction - one focusing on short form improv, and the other on long form improv. Take one, or the other, or both. Sign up today!