NEW CLASSES. NEW STRUCTURE.

Improv is about evolving. About embracing change, growing, and expanding. So, it’s with great excitement we at Improvolution are announcing additions and changes to our school offerings! Any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to NICK, our fabulous school coordinator!

Since we first started teaching in 2002, our motto has been and always will be IMPROV IS FOR EVERYONE. We know the impact and scope of improv goes way beyond acting and comedy performance and want to share it with anyone and everyone who is interested to learn it!

OUR NEWEST CLASS: LAUNCH INTO YES

We have added a 4-session class to our family of improv classes! This brand-spanking-new option is for people who have taken and loved our 3-hour INTRO TO IMPROV and want to keep going BUT cannot commit time-wise to one of our longer Level classes. Have no fear, there is now a place you can keep your improv mojo working!

We will be offering a few options each month and classes run 2 1/2 hours long for 4 weeks. They will look and feel like an INTRO, just the next step! We know once someone is turned onto the fun and magic of improv, they don’t want it to end…now it doesn’t have to! Register here or read more below…

OUR NEW STRUCTURE: LEVELS 1- 4

We’re gonna keep it simple. As one of the only character-based improv schools out there, we have a distinct path we take students on. LEVEL 1 is the foundational elements of improv; LEVEL 2 focused on maintaining and building scenes, and introduces having a ‘character’s’ point of view; LEVEL 3 deepens your skills and trust in yourself as an improviser, ‘yes-ander’, and team player while also incorporating more tools for character-work; and LEVEL 4 introduces skills and insights that expand, compliment, diversify and strengthen your abilities and improv ‘tool belt’ - clowning, musical improv, & longform/clap-ins.

You can read more about these levels here…

 
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UPCOMING 2019 CLASSES


 

INTRO TO IMPROV: 3-HOUR CLASS

APRIL DATES:

•Sat April 27 / 11am-2pm w/ Annela Levitov & Rebecca Stuard SOLD OUT!!

MAY DATES:

•Thurs May 9 / 7-10pm w/ Maggie Schweppe

•Sun May 12 / 11am-2pm w/ Annela Levitov

•Mon May 13 / 7-10pm w/ Becky Veduccio

•Thurs May 16 / 7-10pm w/ Chelsea Camp

•Sun May 19 / 11am-2pm w/ Jessica Zambrotta

•Thurs May 30 / 7-10pm w/ Dana Joy Helwick

Cost: $50

Prerequisite: NONE

*MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE TO ATTEND CLASSES

If a class is sold out, email us at school@improvolution.org to be put on our waitlist!*


 

LAUNCH INTO YES

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

Instructor: Chelsea Camp

Dates: Wednesdays, May 8 - May 29

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Class meets once a week for 4 weeks

Cost: $200 Full/ $180 Intro Grad

Prerequisite: None

If a class is sold out, email us at school@improvolution.org to be put on our waitlist!


 

DROP-IN WORKOUTS

keep your skills sharp, meet other students from other levels, learn from a variety of our wonderful teaching staff, & work on the areas you want to develop in between levels

APRIL DATES:

• Thurs April 25 w/ Rebecca Stuard 

MAY DATES:

• Wed May 8 w/ Audrey Rapoport

• Mon May 13 w/ Anthony Minto 

• Thurs May 30 w/ Anthony Minto Location TBD

Time: 7-9pm (all classes)

Cost: $25

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Improv OR Level 1 Improv from any improv school

 

 

LEVEL 1 IMPROV

MONDAYS

Instructor: Rebecca Stuard

Dates: April 29 - July 22 (No class on Memorial Day)

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Class meets once a week for 12 weeks

Cost: $495 Full/ $470 Intro Grad

Prerequisite: None

If a class is sold out, email us at school@improvolution.org to be put on our waitlist!


 

LEVEL 2 IMPROV

TUESDAYS

Instructor: Sarah Hicks

Dates: May 7 - July 9

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Class meets once a week for 10 weeks

Cost: $425 Full/ $385 Refresher

Prerequisite: Level 1

If a class is sold out, email us at school@improvolution.org to be put on our waitlist!


 

LEVEL 3 IMPROV

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS

Instructor: Yuval Boim

Dates:

TUES NIGHTS: May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25

plus 2 THURS NIGHTS: May 23, 30

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Class meets for a total of 10 classes over the course of 8 weeks

Cost: $425 Full/ $375 Refresher

Prerequisite: Level 2

If a class is sold out, email us at school@improvolution.org to be put on our waitlist!


 

LEVEL 4 IMPROV

WEDNESDAYS

Instructors: Yuval Boim, Rob Schiffmann & Holly Mandel

Dates: May 22, 29,June 5 (Yuval)

June 12, 19, 26 (Rob)

July 10, 17, 24 (Holly)

Show date: (TBD)

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Class meets once a week for 9 weeks

Cost: $495.00

Prerequisite: Level 3, ADV SCENEWORK or Instructors Approval

If a class is sold out, email us at school@improvolution.org to be put on our waitlist!


Make sure you're signed up for our informational newsletter to get up-to-the-date notifications of classes, workshops, and shows!

PLUS! Check out our recurring improv show with a rotating cast of Improvolution’s Gems & Jewels - THE IMPROVAGANZA SHOW!

Next show: WEDS, MARCH 27 @ 8pm!

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Improv IS for Everyone. That is our motto and our philosophy.

 
HOLLY MANDEL: IMPROVOLUTION founder, Artistic Director; GROUNDLING alumna

HOLLY MANDEL: IMPROVOLUTION founder, Artistic Director; GROUNDLING alumna

REBECCA STUARD: IMPROVOLUTION Creative Director, NYC

REBECCA STUARD: IMPROVOLUTION Creative Director, NYC

 

Founded by Los Angeles GROUNDLING alumna Holly Mandel in 2002, IMPROVOLUTION is an improv school, a group of performers, and dare we say philosophy of how to live, create, and collaborate on and off stage. If you want to learn it, we can teach you. It’s not about being funny or clever or aggressive, or needing to be a good actor or performer. It's not reducible to one format, game, or rule. It’s about investing in and getting behind the part of yourself that is fearless, creative, open, spontaneous, and likes the idea of creating with others. Improvisation has been and always will be a “team sport”. And IMPROVOLUTION carries on the GROUNDLINGS tradition of a character-based emphasis to improv.

Basically, improv is just kinda awesome. It helps people work together in amazing ways. It helps people think faster on their feet and trust their ideas. It helps people see that they don’t have to have everything figured out to participate fully, have fun, and create. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We want everyone who is interested to experience the freedom, joy, and individual and collective creativity that improv unlocks.