Adult Classes


January 18 – March 15
Ages 18+
Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM
Tuition: $100

Contact the Box Office – (440) 247-8955

“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.

Held at the River Street Playhouse
Class size limited to 12

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 Ages 16+ recommended.

Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 8 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+

February 27 – April 3
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $160
($140 for students who register BEFORE February 1)

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

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. Students receive personalized feedback to encourage development. No experience required. Open to students age 16 and up. Taught by veteran improv performer and instructor Tracy Cubbal at CVLT’s Neff Building loft.

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.