Improv Foundations, starts Mar 28

Sale price Price $160.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

  • TUESDAY MAR 28, APR 4, 11, 18, 25, MAY 2, 9, 16
  • 6:00 to 8:00pm Eastern (Click for time zone converter)
  • PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS (plus tax for Canadians)


  • For anyone with 8 hours or more of improv training
  • For anyone who wants a refresher on the basics of improv
  • If it's been a while since your last improv class


This improv class aims to cover the fundamentals of improv. Whether you're just getting started or want a refresher after some time away from improv, Improv Foundations is the class for you. (If you've never taken an improv class before, we strongly suggest starting with our Intro to Improv class.)

In Improv Foundations, the goal is to understand what makes an improv work and to be able to diagnose for yourself why a scene might have gone sideways. The focus is on being able to apply the craft of improv while remaining playful and having a laugh.

We will cover:

  • Stories
  • Characters
  • Scene starts
  • Collaboration
  • Active listening
  • And more!


Vinny Francois has nearly 25 years of experience as a professional improviser in both English and French and is an award-winning instructor, specializing in unscripted narratives. He is the director of Improv College and Camp Zipzap, a weekend improv camp for adults. He has been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and is currently a writer at The Beaverton, a Canadian satire site. He lives in Tio'tia:ke / Montreal.

“Vinny Francois is a great teacher! He knows his stuff, knows how to explain it, and on top of that is a nice person.” -- Will Hines (Author: How to Be the Greatest Improviser in the World)


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.


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

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