Monday, December 8, 2014

OKC Improv presents improv classes and shows starting in January - plus a free workshop!

Bright lights, stage, players - but no script! Learn improv the fun way.

OKC Improv is happy to announce our next run of shows and classes. We've got 8 (count'em) classes running Saturdays and Mondays January 17/19 to March 14/16.  Classes run 8 weeks, and skip Valentine's Day for your candy corporation-approved, calendar-mandated romantic convenience.

See the full listing with descriptions on our the Class page by clicking "CLASSES" above, or use this link.

Our first term of 2015 classes, running from Jan 17 to March 14, is now open for registration. All classes will be held at Actor's Casting and Talent Services (30 NE 52nd). 
Note: There will be no class the week of Valentine's Day (Sat, Feb. 14 and Mon Feb. 16) Classes are 8 weeks with an optional Graduation Performance at the OKC Improv Showcase in March. 

                                       Class List
OKC Improv Term 1 Class Schedule
DayStart Date / End DateTimeInstructorRegister
Improv for Teens
MondayJan. 19 - Mar. 167:00PM-9:00PMSue Ellen ReimanRegister
Level 1: Intro to Play (Adult Track)
SaturdayJan. 17 - Mar. 142:00PM-4:00PMClint VrazelRegister
Level 2: Playing with Premise And Relationship
SaturdayJan. 17 - Mar. 144:00PM-6:00PMClint VrazelRegister
MondayJan. 19 - Mar. 167:00PM-9:00PMTim HuckebyRegister
Level 3: Playing with Pattern And Character
SaturdayJan. 17 - Mar. 142:00PM-4:00PMKellen HodgesonRegister
Level 4: Playing with Story and Genre
SaturdayJan. 17 - Mar. 142:00PM-4:00PMKyle GossettRegister
Level 4: Playing it Real And Funny
MondayJan. 19 - Mar. 167:00PM-9:00PMCristela CarrizalesRegister
Level 3: Musical Improv Fundamentals
SaturdayJan. 17 - Mar. 144:00PM-6:00PMKyle GossettRegister

January OKC Improv Showcase coming soon!

OKC Improv will also be showcasing our students along with the best and brightest improv Oklahoma has to offer Fridays & Saturdays from Jan 9 - 24 at Reduxion Theatre in Automobile Alley. Tickets and schedules will be available soon.

Improv brings people together...with minor side effects

Free Intro to Improv Workshop

Free Intro to Improv Workshop Sunday Jan 4th, 2 pm - 4 pm 
at ACTS Casting and Talent Services, 30 NE 52nd St. 73105

Sunday, November 30, 2014

OKC Improv Festivus Dec 5 & 6

Festivus is here!  Oklahoma City's premier platform for improvised comedy theatre presents our third annual Festivus weekend this Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6th.  There are three showtimes available for you and your friends to view, 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m, and Saturday at 7:30 and 9 pm. 

All performances will be held at Reduxion Theatre Downtown, 914 N. Broadway. 

Enjoy buy one get one ticket prices with your Keep It Local OK membership card, and free admission on your birthday. 

Our local partners, Urban RootsElemental Coffee RoastersPelotónS&B Burger Joint 9th StreetHillbilly Po' Boys & Sara Sara Cupcakes also provide discounts with your OKCI wristband the day of performances and we honor their receipts day of performances for buy one get one ticket prices!

pictured: Take One Productions
Smack Smack Sniff - a witty, high energy whirlwind
Red State Blue State
Take One Productions - an improvised movie before your eyes

The Codgers cannot be made to go to rehab. No. Nope. Uh-uh.

Artful Codgers - age is just a number on their mug shots
Heel Turn

Heel Turn is seriously funny

Ticking Hearts - a new OKC Improv House Team of upcoming talent
Night Rhymers - hilarious musical improv


Almost Broadway is forever plaid

Hat Trick - so many hats, so many characters!
OKCI Volunteer Show - They work it onstage and off
Almost Broadway - an improvised musical

Very Suggestive (A Clean Show) - a new duo uses tons of audience suggestions!
Everybody and Their Dog
Family Tree - the ultimate 90's sitcom where you're the laugh track

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Festivus and Opening Night, Workshops Sat Nov 22nd too

Happy Festivus and Opening Night, everyone! OKC Improv is happy to present our third annual Winter Festivus!  Join us for a two-day improv showcase with amazing local talent and out-of-town guests Friday and Saturday Dec 5-6.

And that's not all. OKC Improv has been invited back for our fourth year at The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Opening Night celebrations at the Downtown OKC Museum of Art, New Year's Eve, Wed Dec 31st. We'll fill the stage on the hour from 7pm to 11 pm in the beautiful and packed theater.

IMPROVISERS - We're accepting submissions for Festivus and Opening Night groups, as well as individuals for All-Stars shows until midnight Saturday, Nov 15. Use the link here or the 'Submit' tab.

Start working on those holiday pounds early with OKC Improv's Fall Workshops Saturday, Nov 22nd at ACTS Casting Theater.

Lifelong theater professional and OKC Improv Managing Director Sue Ellen Reiman will be teaching the "No Laughing Matter" workshop from 1 - 3 pm.

No Laughing Matteris a workshop to help improvisers who find everything in a scene so incredibly funny that they drop their character and intention to laugh at it.  And thats the audiences job.  Well do exercises and scenes designed to test your commitment to your characters emotional life and keep you hanging on to it, regardless of what anyone throws your way.  Dont worry - well laugh when its over.

Sue Ellen has performed with Everybody and their Dog, the MiDolls, Fortunes Fools, Anomaly, Almost Broadway, Artful Codgers and Villain: The Musical.  Workshops and training include those with Susan Messing, Noah Gregoropoulos, Mick Napier, Jill Bernard, Joe Bill, Armando Diaz, Asaf Ronen, Rebecca Sohn, Frank Caeti, Liz Allen, Jimmy Carrane, Kat Gotsick, Zach Ward, Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski, Dave Razowsky and others.  She has taught classes with OKCI, in residencies with the Oklahoma Arts Council and at the University of Central Oklahoma.  

Comedy Rappers and OKC Improv Founders Buck and Clint Vrazel (Twinprov) will also be bringing back their popular Rapkido: Improvised Freestyle and Beatbox workshop as well, from 3 - 5 pm.

With a packed two hours of fun group games*, you'll learn from two nationally-traveled improv rap masters how to use character, point of view, musicality, and physicality to spit creative, authentic, clever, and funny verses worthy of Eminem or Shakespeare. Unleash your inner beatboxer and backup singer. Avoid the Rhyme Trap and get wordplay and rhyme exercises that will take you from Dr. Seuss to Dr. Dre. *Weapons not allowed

Workshops are $20 per person. Pay at the door. Check the 'Workshop' tab above for more details.