Stirring The Plot: Narrative Improv, starts Oct 14

Sale price Price $125.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

  • SATURDAYS OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25, DEC 2, 9, 16
  • 3:00pm to 5:00pm Eastern (Click for time zone converter)
  • PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS (plus tax for Canadians)
  • FOR: Any level of experience.



Improvising scenes can be a satisfying snack – we'll make a meal of it by crafting cohesive collaborative storylines into something larger. Transform your improvised storytelling from ingredients (individual scene moments) to a community stone soup (a unified longer narrative). We'll play with Story Structure (beginnings, middles, and ends), Character Perspectives (tensions and breakthroughs), and Mood and Tone (genres, metaphor and meaning, and drama or silliness) within our originally crafted stories.

Suitable for new performers with experience storytelling, performers with experience in montage longform, and as a refresher for longform improvisers.

What you'll explore:

  • Story structure
  • Playing with platforms, plots, & tropes supporting your partner and yourself through character roles
  • Constructive entrances and exits
  • Earning the narrative wins and losses
  • Genre-specific scene painting and editing

Every other week, starting Nov 11, you'll be performing in a show on the official Improv College YouTube channel, hosted by your teacher. Not only will you learn new skills but you'll get a chance to try them in a live show four times in front of an audience!

    If you choose the Installment payment option, your second payment will be due Nov 15, 2023.


    Velvet (they/them) is an award-winning producer-creator living in the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg. They are the creator of All Request Radio and co-creator of Overdude and Holodeck Follies.

    Select improv facilitation experience: Impride Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Queen City Comedy, Highwire Improv, and Improv College.


    Two reduced-rate equity 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 option from the Registration drop-down menu. No application required.


    We expect all participants to treat each other with respect and dignity. No form of harassment, abuse, or discrimination will be tolerated. You can also read our full Code of Conduct.

    Image Description:

    The left two-thirds is composed of the class title "Stirring the Plot" in blue on a pink rectangle above an image of Velvet against a red background, with on tilted white parallelogram in lower right.