Classes

Classes: Term 3
Our third term of classes, running in June and July, is now open for registration. All classes will be held at Actor's Casting and Talent Services (30 NE 52nd).

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Class List
Click the links to register. Class information on this page below.
ClassDateTimeInstructorRegistration
Improv For TeensSaturdays June 7 - July 264p-6pSue Ellen ReimanSold Out
Level 1: Intro to PlayMondays June 2 - July 217p-9pClint VrazelClosed
Level 1: Intro to PlaySaturdays June 7 - July 262p-4pClint VrazelRegister Here
Level 2: Playing with PremiseMondays June 2 - July 217p-9pKyle GossettClosed
Level 2: Playing with PremiseSaturdays June 7 - July 264p-6pBuck VrazelRegister Here
Level 3: Playing with PatternSaturdays June 7 - July 262p-4pBuck VrazelSold Out
Level 3: Playing with PatternSaturdays June 7 - July 264p-6pClint VrazelRegister Here
Level 4: Playing it RealMondays June 2 - July 217p-9pCristela CarrizalesClosed
Musical Improv FundamentalsSaturdays June 7 - July 264p-6pKyle GossettRegister Here

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Class Descriptions
Improv for Teens

Have zany fun, learn new skills and beat summer boredom with an improv class for teens!

The class will concentrate on the basic improvisation principles, including acceptance, cooperation and ensemble work. Both short-form (games) and long-form (scenes) improvisational styles will be covered, as well as a taste of musical improv. Great for those with lots of stage experience (acting, forensics) and for those who've never performed (but maybe want to). The supportive, open environment of improv is fostered by OKC Improv Managing Director Sue Ellen Reiman, a professor of acting and improv at UCO, who has more than 25 years experience acting and improvising around the nation.

Class meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday (June 7 - July 26).

Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Register here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/684246

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Level 1: Intro to Play and Improv Fundamentals


Just beginning or want some more practice with the fundamentals? Want to be more creative and expressive or learn to generate ideas on the spot? This class is for you! Level 1 introduces you to improv skills in an open, supportive class structure. With 14 years of improv experience on the local and national stage, our instructors will guide you through the basics, dissolve your nervousness, and help you see the joy and opportunity in every moment. You'll learn a mixture of exciting Whose Line Is It Anyway? short-form games, group games, and OKC Improv original games!

Section 1 meets from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Monday (June 2 - 21)


Register here for section 1: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683353

Section 2 meets from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday (June 7- July 26)

Register here for section 2: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683359

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Level 2: Playing with Premise

Apply what you've learned in Level 1 to begin mastering the fundamentals of long-form improv: scene work. Students will demystify what makes a scene comedic: creating and playing comedic premises and games, creating characters with distinct points of view, and playing them out in scenes. Students will learn how to initiate scenes strongly, identify the "thing" that makes the scene funny, play characters with strong points of view, and create and identify strong base realities.

Prerequisite: Must have completed a Level 1 class or by permission of the instructor.

Section 1 meets from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Monday (June 2 - 21)

Register here for section 1: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683362


Section 2 meets from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday (June 7- July 26)

Register here for section 2: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683453

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Level 3: Playing with Patterns

Apply what you've learned in Level 1 and 2 to begin mastering long-form improv with the classic Armando show, as pioneered by Chicago's iO Theater. Heavy on exercises in the fundamental structural components of long-form: Mining a suggestion for ideas, finding the beats of when and how to edit,  monologues, heightening and reincorporating material as callbacks. Join Twinprov's Clint Vrazel in learning the basics of long-form improv. You'll emerge from Level 3 with the tools and skills necessary to sustain longer pieces containing recurring themes, rich characters, and plenty of surprise and delight.

Prerequisite: Must have completed a Level 1 and Level 2 class or by permission of the instructor.

Section 1 meets from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday (June 7- July 26)

Register here for section 1: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683455


Section 2 meets from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. each Saturday (June 7- July 26)

Register here for section 2: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/683457

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Level 4: Playing it Real

Apply what you've learned thus far to slow it down and work on the deceptively simple task of listening and responding. In this class, students will work to build rich, interesting characters and relationships by recognizing their own impulses and emotions. This class includes personalized challenges and feedback, as well as the week to week reinforcement of course elements through practice and play. Taught by Cristela Carrizales.

Prerequisite: Must have completed Levels 1-3 or by permission of the instructor.

Class meets from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Monday (June 2 - July 21)

Register here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/684173

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Musical Improv Fundamentals

Join improv music genius Kyle Gossett (Villain: The Musical, Off-Book: Musical Morsels, Night Rhymers) to take you through a series of musical techniques and concepts that will convert your improv knowledge into musical form and have you running to the front of the stage to belt unforgettable improvised songs through emotional grounding, motifs, and recognizing song structures. You'll learn how to create instant choreography, skills for solo, duet, and ensemble numbers, and tricks to avoid the dreaded "rhyme trap." You'll also learn how find and work with a live musician to find the songs you've always wanted to sing! Explore the world of the improvised song. This six-week class offers short-form musical games, vocal technique, rhyming, character-through-music, long-form musical improvisation, and genre study. This immersion is perfect for those looking to challenge themselves with a more advanced form of improvisation.

Prerequisite: Must have completed a Level 1 and Level 2 class or by permission of the instructor.

Class meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday, June 7--July 26.

Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Register here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/685487