Do Scenes, Get Notes - Starts Sun Jan 9 (Noon Eastern Time)

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  • 4 CLASSES OF 2 HOURS, EACH CLASS WITH A DIFFERENT TEACHER
  • SUNDAYS JAN 9, 16, 23, 30
    • 9:00am to 11:00am (LA/Vancouver)
    • NOON to 2:00pm (Toronto/NYC)
    • 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Dublin/London)
    • 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Paris/Berlin)
  • PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS, ALL TAXES INCL.
  • CLASS SIZE IS CAPPED AT 8 STUDENTS

DESCRIPTION

This class does what it says on the tin: you do scenes, and get notes from some of the best improv teachers from around the world. Each week a new teacher is brought in to put you through your paces, and give you detailed, specific, and tailored feedback on your scenework. No themes, or gimmicks: just scenes. And since everyone is taking these classes together you'll work regularly and get to know with your classmates over these four weeks.

Space is limited to 8 people to ensure everyone gets ample stage time. Open to anyone with at least some improv experience. Not designed to be your very first course, but if you've taken a beginner's class and have a few scenes under your belt, then come on in.

TEACHER BIOS

JAN 9 - KRISTEN SCHIER

Kristen Schier is the Co Artistic Director of Curious Comedy Theater in Portland Oregon. Kristen has a BFA in Performing Arts from The University of the Arts where she taught Acting for Non-Majors, Freshmen Acting Studio and Improvisation for the Actor. Kristen trained in long-form improvisation with intensives at The Second City in Chicago, The Annoyance Theater in Chicago and The Magnet Theater in New York as well as workshops in physical theater through Pig Iron and The Movement Theater Studio in New York City

JAN 16 - VELVET WELLS

Velvet Wells (he/they) is The Velvet Duke. Internationally beloved, Velvet is the co-founder of “The Dandies” and “OverDude”, and a member of the Black Improv Alliance. He is enthralled with musical and fandom improv and can teach you to feel the same way.

Velvet is sought-out as a facilitator, having lead workshops for international improvisational theatres (i.e., Black Improv Alliance, Highwire Improv, Oakville Improv Theatre Company, Improv College), festivals (i.e., Everybody Get In Here Festival, Edinburgh International Improv Festival, Vintage Improv Festival), and community organizations (i.e., Bright Futures, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Guelph Black Heritage Society, Guelph Pride)

 

JAN 23 - COKO GALORE

Coko Galore is an actor, comedian and curator.  She is one half of the dynamic improv comedy duo Coko & Daphney, Festival Director of Black and Funny - Toronto and Asian and Funny, and co-producer of The Untitled Black Sketch Project. Her performance credits include headlining comedy festivals across North America (incl. Portland, Vancouver, Chicago & more), her solo show MIXED CHICK at the Toronto Fringe 2015, and most recently CBC's Tallboyz. ​

Coko Galore currently lives in Toronto, and is the Artistic and Managing Director of The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, where she is instrumental in the creation of their digital platforms: Bad Dog Comedy TV, Bad Dog Online Education and Bad Dog Comedy Podcast. 

JAN 30 - JOHN GEBRETATOSE

John Gebretatose is an international improv powerhouse, coaching teams, holding improv workshops in theaters, hospitals, corporate workspaces, and schools. He is an instructor and is also the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He has lead diversity and inclusion programming for improv theaters all over the world with a mission of uplifting all voices. He trained and worked at the Brave New Workshop and has been performing stand-up, improv and sketch comedy in the Twin Cities for over 10 years. John is a founding member of Blackout Improv. He is the co-founder of the Black and Funny Improv Festival. He has traveled the world performing, teaching and directing improv. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Two scholarship spots are reserved in each class at Improv College for members of equity-seeking communities on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a spot in this class, simply select the Equity-Seeking option from the Registration drop-down menu. No application required.

MIDDLE- and LOW-INCOME REGISTRATION

To address the fact that different nations have different purchasing power, students in Middle- and Low-Income situations may register at a lowered price. Simply select the Middle- and Low-Income option from the Registration drop-down menu. 

Image Description:

Graphic of the four teachers framed by colourful circles. (L to R: Kristen framed in blue, Velvet framed in red, Coko framed in yellow and John framed in blue). The circles sit above the Improv College logo at bottom left (a waving flag that reads Improv College on a pole with lines radiating outwards) and the class title and teachers' names in bottom right.