Adult Classes

Improv For everybody

CVLT begin offering adult classes in Improvisation in 2012 with a program that was then called Improv for Actors. But you don’t have to be a performer to benefit from an improv class. You don’t even need to be funny. All you need is a desire to get more out of life!

So what started out as the Improv for Actors program is now Improv for Everybody. Here are some of the benefits our classes offer:

  • We unlock the joy that lies on the other side of fear.
  • We empower people to make purposeful choices in their lives.
  • We create a sense of connection through mutual understanding and teamwork.

The focus of the Improv for Everybody program is to foster creative expression and interpersonal effectiveness through the study of improvisation. We’re passionate about building on people’s existing strengths and helping them hone their instincts.

Whether you’re an actor looking to strengthen your performance skills, a professional who would like to be more comfortable giving presentations, or a shy person seeking more confidence, the Improv for Everybody program can help you achieve your goals.

[I] learned to think on my feet and get over my fear.

This class inspired me. A great confidence and self-esteem builder.

The practice of speaking and taking risks in front of others was extremely valuable … [the] class was fun and applicable to life outside the theater. It teaches new ways to think and relate and can help people grow.

Improv classes at CVLT …. Discover YOU.

Discover improv workshopS

Are you curious about improv but not sure if it’s for you? Join us for a FREE hour-long improv workshop. Experienced improvisers from improv troupe River Side Valley Players will guide you through games and exercises designed to introduce you to what improv is all about: listening, communication, creativity and fun! You may stay afterward to enjoy refreshments and a brief performance by RSVP. Registration is required at least one day in advance. To reserve your spot, email improv@cvlt.org. Ages 16+ recommended.

Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 PM

Level 1: Improv for Everybody

Have fun playing simple theatre games and exercises while learning to ignore the self-judgment that often comes with letting go of control. Practice being “in the now” in a positive, friendly environment. No experience required. Ages 16+

Taught by veteran improv performer and instructor Tracy Cubbal at CVLT’s Neff Building loft.

February 27 – April 3
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $160

Registrations received after February 20 will be subject to a $25 late fee.

To register online, click here. To register by phone, contact the Box Office at (440) 247-8955.

Level 2: Characters and Scenes

(Course Dates to be Scheduled)

Build on the skills learned in Level 1 by working with peers to build trust. Practice listening with full attention and responding instinctively. Learn to make active choices and explore ways other people might see the world.

Level 3: Performance Skills

(Course Dates to be Scheduled)

Improve your risk-taking abilities as you strengthen your acting and ensemble skills while practicing classic short-form improv games. This class will culminate in an informal showcase for family and friends.

HOW TO AUDITION

“You’re not going there to get a job. You’re going there to present what you do.” ~ Bryan Cranston, Actor

Do you want to increase your chances of landing that role you have always wanted? Join award-winning actor and director Michael J. Rogan for his 4 week intensive class on the principles of auditioning.

The course will cover an actors’ approach to, preparation for and performance at auditions. The course is appropriate for both new and experienced actors alike. It is also useful to those auditioning for either musicals or straight plays.

Class size limited to 12.

Enrollment for this course is currently closed. Subscribe to our email list for updates on future sessions.