Brooklyn Improv Training teaches ensemble improv: the skills of spontaneously creating, as a group, a single piece of work. Drawing from the wisdoms of Viola Spolin, Keith Johnstone, Del Close, and also from 15 years of improv teaching experience in NYC and beyond, LOM’s approach is experiential, on your feet, and full of joy. We will teach you how to let go of judgment, how to stay present, and many other practical strategies to create hilarious and delightful scene work with an ensemble of players. Our goal is not to teach you how to be the funniest person in the room, it’s to make the whole room funnier. All classes are 18 and up.
IMPROV FUNDAMENTALS 5-week course: March 14th to April 11th. Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm at G&S Loft, Gowanus BK. Learn the basics of both Improv and Ensemble in this fun and lively class. Topics covered include: embracing the “strong and wrong,” staying present, listening, and finding radical agreement. We also teach the framework of scenic structure, and take a good long look at creating “the where.” This class is as much about learning basic improv techniques as it is about creating a new ensemble through shared learning and experience. The final class ends in a class showcase performance. No previous improv or theater training required. All levels welcome!
Cost: $200 Earlybird Special: $185 with code "earlybirdfun"
Level 2 is not offered at this time! Check back in a few months!
Level 2 takes the skills from level 1 and applies them to scene work and long form games. Ideas covered are: creating realised characters, finding nuanced scenic relationships, building new universes, and experimenting with composing as a group. The games are harder, the rules are more twisty-er, and the side coaching is rampant! But so is the laughter! This level focuses on developing ideas and strengthening ensemble. The final class ends in a class showcase performance. BIT Level 1 or equivalent improv training required. Cost: $250.
Currently in session! Come see the final presentation on Monday, March 5th at Excelsior!
Level 3 is about something we like to call “the work up.” The work up is creating both the content and the rules as you go, all with a strong sense of composition and story. At it’s best, it is impossible to tell if it’s improvised or scripted. In this level, the ensemble is guided, step by step, through creating complex scenic structures using devising and composition techniques, as well as other tools that lead to masterful ensemble spontaneity. The final class ends in a class showcase performance. BIT Level 2 required. Cost: $250.
Our Free Drop-In Classes are a fun and welcoming preview to what BIT is all about. Offered monthly, the Drop-Ins mirror elements of our Level 1 classes, focusing on letting go of judgement and having a blast. No theater or improv experience needed. Come check us out!
Cancellation Policy: 75% refund before the first day of class. 50% refund before the second class. No refunds after you take the second class. Sorry, we cannot prorate any portion of the class.
Absence Policy: As we are building toward a performance, if you miss more than 2 classes in you will be dropped from the class. If you are going to be late, please try to let us know at email@example.com
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