Improv 101 starts October 15
Bent Theatre is happy to bring back our Improv 101 classes!!
Sundays (starting October 15, 2023)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the fundamentals of improv as an art form and performance tool. Our 8-week class will take you from the basic skills of inspiring spontaneous creation to full-fledged group storytelling and scene work. Bent Theatre's Improv 101 class focuses primarily on improv as a comedy, performing short-form and theater games, but there is so much more to it than that. During our classes, you will learn to:
- Embrace spontaneity and extemporaneous creation.
- Develop theater performance skills.
- Improve your public speaking and storytelling skills.
- Hone your comedic wit and timing
- Collaborate with other performers and polish teamwork skills.
- Polish your storytelling
- Become different characters thru voice, physicality, and personality
- Conquer your fear of the unknown
- Make from nothing
- Play games and embrace your inner child
- Have way too much fun!
The class will culminate with a showcase performance as part of a Bent Theatre performance (date TBD most likely a Wednesday evening). Graduates will receive a certificate of completion, would be eligible for different advanced-level courses, and may be invited to audition for the Bent Theatre performance troupe and/or attend open rehearsals in the future (contingent on available space and offerings)
The class will take place in Charlottesville. The location will be announced to accepted students prior to the first class.
Email email@example.com for more info or to sign-up today.
Meet Your Instructor:
Andy Davis has been performing with Bent Theatre since 2006. A student of Jenn Horne's Fall 2005 Improv Workshops, he has been teaching with Bent Theatre since 2009, many of his former students are now performing members with Bent and other improv troupes around the country.