Classes

Classes: Term 4
Our fourth term of classes, running in September and October, 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
OKC Improv Term 4 Class Schedule
DayStart Date / End DateTimeInstructorRegister
Improv for Teens
WednesdaySep. 3 - Oct. 156:30PM-8:30PMSue Ellen ReimanRegister
Level 1: Intro to Play (Adult Track)
SaturdaySep. 6 - Oct. 182:00PM-4:00PMPhil GuerinRegister
MondaySep. 8 - Oct. 207:00PM-9:00PMClint VrazelRegister
Level 2: Playing with Premise
SaturdaySep. 6 - Oct. 182:00PM-4:00PMKyle GossettRegister
Level 3: Playing with Pattern
SaturdaySep. 6 - Oct. 184:00PM-6:00PMPhil GeurinRegister
MondaySep. 8 - Oct. 207:00PM-9:00PMTim HuckebyRegister
Level 4: Playing it Real
SaturdaySep. 6 - Oct. 182:00PM-4:00PMClint VrazelRegister
MondaySep. 8 - Oct. 207:00PM-9:00PMCristela CarrizalesRegister
Level 5: Playing from the Fun Script*
SaturdaySep. 6 - Oct. 184:00PM-6:00PMClint VrazelAudition Required*
Musical Improv Fundamentals
SaturdaySep. 6 - Oct. 184:00PM-6:00PMKyle GossettRegister

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Class Descriptions

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Level 1: Intro to Play and Improv Fundamentals


Learn the fundamentals for the first time or practice fundamentals as a refresher. 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 improv experience locally and nationwide 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 Saturday (September 6 - October 18) and will be instructed by Phil Geurin.

Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.
Registration

Section 2 meets from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Monday (September 8 - October 20) and will be instructed by Clint Vrazel.

Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Registration


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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 the platforms out in scenes. Students will learn how to initiate scenes strongly, identify what 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 gain permission of an instructor.


Class meets from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday (September 6 - October 18) and will be instructed by Kyle Gossett.
Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Registration


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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. This class is heavy on exercises in the fundamental structural components of long-form. Students will learn to mine for audience suggestions to create show ideas, find the beats of when and how to edit,  speak monologues, heighten and reincorporate material as callbacks. 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 gain permission of an instructor.


Section 1 meets from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. each Saturday (September 6 - October 18) and will be instructed by Phil Guerin.

Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Registration

Section 2 meets from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Monday (September 8 - October 20) and will be instructed by Tim Huckeby.

Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Registration


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Level 4: Playing it Real


Apply what you've learned thus far in order to pace and focus 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.


Prerequisite: Must have completed Levels 1-3 or gain permission of an instructor.


Section 1 meets from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday (September 6 - October 18) and will be instructed by Clint Vrazel.
Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.


Section 2 meets from from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Monday (September 8 - October 20) and will be instructed by Cristela Carrizales.
Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Registration

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*Audition Required Aug. 24 or by arrangement in all cases

For those students who have a demonstrated strong command of the lessons of Level 1 through 4, including performance, relationships, characters, edits, premise, games, story, tone/genre, theme, teamwork, and long-form formats.

In this class you will learn and perform the Harold. The Harold format is dynamic and elusive, as it requires confident choices, sensitive listening and audience awareness, and deft and creative use - conversely  following the fun with intentional abuse - of performance, scene, story, and structure.  

Students will be challenged to develop and follow a sense of where the fun is in the show with the group trust and technical skills to remain engaging and entertaining, in a variety of traditional, modern, and custom formats. 

Note: If selected for the Level 5 class, you will be required to make a payment of 125.00 for enrollment in this class.

Prerequisites: Must have completed Level 4 or have equivalent stage experience or gain permission of an instructor. 

Class meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday (September 6 - October 18) and will be instructed by Clint Vrazel.
Class enrollment is limited to 8 students.

Audition Registration

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Musical Improv Fundamentals


This class under the instruction of Musical Director, Kyle Gossett, will guide you through a series of musical techniques and concepts that will convert your improv knowledge into musical form. The fundamentals will ground you and provide confidence to build and sing unforgettable improvised songs through emotional grounding, motifs, and recognizable song structures. You'll learn choreography, skills for solo, duet, and ensemble numbers, and tricks to avoid the dreaded rhyme trap. You'll also learn how to find and to work with a live musician to find the songs you've always wanted to sing This six-week class offers short-form musical games, vocal technique, rhyming, character-through-music, long-form musical improvisation, and genre study. 


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


Class meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday (September 6 - October 18) and will be instructed by Kyle Gossett.
Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.


Registration


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Improv for Teens

Have zany fun and learn new skills with an improv class for teens!


This class will focus 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 students who have stage experience, as well as students who've never performed and want to learn. 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 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday (September 3 - October 15) and will be instructed by Sue Ellen Reiman. 
Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.


Registration