Reflex Improv Curriculum
Anyone Can Learn!
Intro to Improv
Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy in this fast-paced, extremely funny, six week course.
The Class wil cover:
Yes-And Listening and Agreement, Got Your Back team support, how to Start Scenes with confidence, using Physicality and Object Work within scenes to create believable environments, spotting opportunities for hilarious Patterns and Game in scenes, creating Characters and new perspectives for yourself on the spot, using Show Openings to brainstorm ideas to use in scenes,
putting together a full improv Showcase working with a troupe.
The benefits of learning improv:
Explore improv deeper...
Prerequisite: Intro to Improv (or equivalent)
Dig deeper to create new characters!
Discover how to identify and play with deeper games and patterns within your scenes. Amaze audiences by bringing patterns, heightening, character and emotional game into your scenes!
Master your improv skills!
Prerequisite: Completion of two Intermediate Level classes (or equivalent)
Learn techniques for using narrative storytelling in improv.
Build a roster of more complicated characters.
The graduation format! A 30 minute show featuring 9 recurring scenes, an opening, and two group games.
Formats and Skills just for fun!
Recommended for Intermediate Improvisers or above
The Pretty Flower format starts with a hub base scene, from which scenes spin out into different ‘petals’ from, always eventually returning to the base scene. Fun and crazy scenes emerge from this fast paced format!
A Harold in the Dark. Learn how to put together a half hour improv show with voices only. We approach this format like a radio show, complete with commercial breaks. The final showcase of this class will be recorded as a podcast.
Learn The Armando format used by Upright Citizens Brigade. The Armando incorporates a monologist’s story followed by a series of improv scenes that are inspired by the story told, as well as the scenes that came before. This format allows for the coaching of deeper and more elaborate improv scenes.
Learn how to find repeating patterns in scenes and apply them to new characters and situations with confidence for expert level moves in improv scenes. Create deja vu level scenes that rhyme with each other!
No sweep edits – thus things get ‘Dusty’! This show format relies on tag-outs to chain scenes together. Fast paced and super fun!
Learn how to use improv scenes to generate ideas for comedy sketches and other forms of creative writing. Never have writer’s block again!