BROOKLYN IMPROV TRAINING We teach 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.
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Corporate Improv Workshops
Brooklyn Improv Training's custom-tailored workshops are crafted with your goals in mind. These fast-paced, welcoming, and fun mini-classes will help your team achive those goals using on-your-feet experiental improv games and excercises. Drawing from more than a decade of teaching experience working in schools, colleges, museums, and community centers, we will design and facilitate an expertly constructed curriculum just for you. Brooklyn Improv Training specializes in corporate, non-profit, and higher education programming.
For more info & rates, email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, maybe you're planning a big event and you need some comedy entertainment! BIT's house team will get the giggles rolling, from birthday parties to bar mitzvahs to graduations to retirements, the BIT House Team will take you on a hilariously unpredictable journey that you won't soon forget (or be able to stop laughing about.)
Our free Drop-In Classes are a fun and welcoming preview to what Brooklyn Improv Training (BIT) is all about.
The Drop-Ins mirror elements of our Fundamentals 1 course, focusing on letting go of judgement, having Fun with a capitol F, and experiencing BIT’s ensemble approach to teaching improvisation. The 90 minuets will fly by!
Stay for the afterhang to meet and mingle with fellow students and to chat with the instructors. No previous performance or improv experience necessary. Ages 18 and up.
4-week course MONDAYS - 7pm to 10pm July 15th - August 5th
$175 ($150 earlybird discount before 7/1/19) Register here for some Next Level Shit!
You know how to improvise, now it's time to take your skills to the next dimension. This advanced 8-session course will explore long forms beyond the Harold and delve into creating new ones. Learn techniques to: create nuanced characters and relationships, build multi-scene story arcs, and find truth in absurdity. Drill the skills involved in sucessful line games, competitive structures, the Advanced Relay Where, and more! AND, upon completion of this course, students are encouraged to form teams and will be invited perform at future BIT shows and events.Ages 18 and up.
BIT Improv Fundamentals 2 or equivalent experience required. If you think you got what it takes, please email us at email@example.com with your resume/improv experiences.
7-week course: $275, $250 WEDNESDAYS - 7pm to 10pm Sept. 18th - Nov. 6th (No Class Oct. 16)
$275 ($250 earlybird discount before 9/11/19) Register here for BIT Fundamentals 1!
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 an invited showing of what we have been working on. Ages 18 and up.
No previous improv or theater training required! All levels welcome!
6-week course: $250, $225 ***This course is not being offered at this time, but check back soon!***
This class, taught by LOM co-founders, Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, is the next step in the process of creating spontaneous work as a cohesive ensemble. This 6-week intermediate Improv Course builds upon the ensemble improv techniques set forth in B.I.T. Training Level One. Areas of focus include: character work, status, medium and long form scenes, and much more, all while embracing the “strong and wrong." Ages 18+ BIT Improv Fundamentals 1 or equivalent experience required. If you think you got what it takes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume/improv experiences.
7-week course: $275, $250 MONDAYS 7pm to 10pm ***This course is not being offered at this time, but check back soon!*** In this 8-week course, students will learn the mid-form and long-form structures used across the world of improv. This advanced course focuses on interweaving multiple story lines, exploring nuanced character development, and composing as an ensemble. Forms explored: Le Ronde, the Harold, Countdown, and more. The final class ends in an invited showing of what we have been working on! BIT Improv Fundamentals 2 or equivalent experience required. If you think you got what it takes, please email us at email@example.com with your resume/improv experiences.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org