Current Improv Classes & Workshops
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
**We apologize for any inconvenience but this workshop is now SOLD OUT**
This workshop will focus on boosting the stagecraft of your improv: creating dramatic moments, delivering an emotional monologue, creating a pleasing stage picture, and editing seamlessly between scenes… all in the service of great comedy.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
In this improv workshop for teens, participants will unleash their creativity with fun improv games and scene work!! During this 3 hour workshop, we will introduce some short-form improv games that allow for creativity and collaboration. We will also introduce some of the basic skills of long-form improv and explore those elements within improvised scenes.
This workshop is open to teens currently enrolled in grades 9th through 12th at any school or program. There will be individual and group work involved as well as light to moderate physical activity.
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This workshop is designed for those who yearn to be clowns, or for those who just want to use these skills to enhance their acting or improv chops. This workshop is designed to help you find that part of yourself that connects you to your physicality and your spontaneity, which will spark wonderfully creative ideas on stage. In order to create the comedy, one must create surprise. To do that, one must surprise oneself. Students initially work without thought, without ideas, but rather with their direct contact with the world. In this way they learn to create accidents, to see them coming — in a sense, to make them intentional.
We also learn to listen to the audience, as they often tell the performer what is happening. We “follow the laugh!” If the audience laughs (or sighs, or “awwws”), something is worth exploring…
**Come dressed to move. No funny outfits needed. Sweat pants or loose trousers are fine.
**Some improv or clowning experence required**
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!!