Improv Classes / Workshops

Current Improv Classes: 

Dec 01

Commit to the Choice: How to Get the Most Out of Every Moment You Play

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Commit to the Choice: How to Get the Most out of Every Moment You Play
There’s a world of possibility inherent in every single choice we make on stage. So why do we sometimes abandon our initial choices — or, worse, play them half-heartedly? In this positive, high-energy workshop, Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore will help you stop judging yourself on stage and start trusting your instincts. You’ll learn how to maximize your scenework by recognizing and affirming the choices that you’ve already made, and wringing every bit of value out of those choices before moving on.
Cost: $35
*Open to all experience levels
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Dec 06 - Dec 20

Musical Improv Drop-Ins with Keith Munslow

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date(s) – Thursday December 6th, 13th or 20th- 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Whether you want to keep your musical improv skills sharp or check it out for the first time, these drop-ins are perfect!  Award-winning musician and songwriter Keith Munslow, will be holding three separate drop in classes in December.  Each class will be different and contain exercises and games that teach you how to build a musical scene using the core concepts of improv!  At the end of every class, you’ll also perform in a fully improvised musical with your classmates.  You can take one or all three, they will all feature different exercises. 

Instructor Keith Munslow will break down how to create a song on the spot in a relaxed and supportive environment, and build musical scenes that use core improv elements combined with vocal and song-writing techniques. 

Prior improv experience is required (completion of L1 or higher at Wage House, completion of past musical class with Keith or with special permission by instructor).  Please email wagehousetheater@gmail.com for further details. No singing ability/music knowledge required (seriously)! Even if you don’t think of yourself as a *singer*, but love to sing, this class is for you. 

Please be advised this class will include some light to moderate physical activity.

Instructor: Keith Munslow

Class dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

Cost: $25.00 per class

Dec 29

Advanced Short-Form Workshop

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shortform improv is, by some, thought of as the kid brother of long-form improv. No longer! Popularized by shows like Whose Line and Wild ‘n Out, shortform improv provides a language and skill set for all improvised performance. In this workshop, you’ll learn half a dozen stage-ready shortform games, as well as advanced improv skills like finding the comedic angle, connecting with the audience, finding the scene within the game, and when to make and break the rules. After this crash course, you’ll be comfortable performing shortform games on stage and using these shortform skills to make your longform scenes snappier and stronger.

Taylor Bruneaux is an alumni of ImprovBoston’s Face Off and Harold Night, where she performed short- and longform improv weekly to suspecting and unsuspecting crowds. She is also an alumni of ComedySportz Boston. Currently, Taylor performs the festival circuit with her longtime improv team and longer-time best friends, Cuddle Party.

 

 

 

Wage House offers improv classes and workshops year round. Our instructors care about giving you actual skills you can use on stage. Our improv philosophy is centered around ‘not improv-ing past your improv’. What’s that mean?…well it means we will teach you to hold on to what you create at the top of your improv scene and you’ll be able to use to for inspiration for the rest.  Oh, and, improv is useful in tons of ways besides the theater! People learn improv for public speaking, communication skills, building teamwork, and just for Fun! Basically you should take an improv class. Improv is growing in Rhode Island and Wage House is excited to be apart of your improv experience. Our theater is located in Pawtucket, which is very close to Providence and the East-side! Check back often to see what’s new!! 

Class Info

Wage House offers a variety of classes and workshops to people of all experience levels. We want to give you a space to learn, create and make stage magic.  Our goal is for your experience with us to be informative, fun and useful. Classes are designed to help our students become successful improvisers, equipped with tools and skills they can bring to the stage. The class environment is playful and supportive. The rigorous curriculum is lead by experienced instructors who care deeply about teaching and your development as an improviser.