Level One: Intro to Improv

NEXT CLASS STARTS: 1/4/2018

LevelOne-ImprovClass

Whether you're a professional in search of stronger voice, or someone wanting to blow off steam and enjoy a fun hobby with new friends, an actor or comedian wanting to sharpen their performances skills, improv training can be invaluable to your life.

This class teaches the basic skills needed to be successful in improvisational comedy through games, exercises, and workshops focusing on communication, confidence, commitment, listening, focus, story-telling, and spontaneity. You'll build great habits of thought in a supportive, laid-back, and fun environment. Good vibes guaranteed! People of all experience levels are welcome.

Prerequisites: None. This is a beginners level.

$195

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Level Two: Beyond the Basics

NEXT CLASS STARTS: 1/8/18

LevelTwo-ImprovClass

In this class, students will learn the next steps necessary to becoming a successful improviser on stage. We will focus more on high-energy commitment to scenes, building unique characters, and exploring themes and patterns in a comedic way. Both game-based and long-form improv skills will be taught in this advanced class. Students will explore the versatility of their physicality and voice in playing different kinds of characters and games.

Prerequisites: Level One

$195

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Level Three: Playing the Scene

NEXT CLASS STARTS: 1/2/2018

LevelThree-ImprovClass

Not all improv scenes are created equally, but that doesn't mean you can't be confident about being in them. Level Three is all about attacking any and every kind of scene that comes your way. Students will learn different approaches to scenework and scene games through groundedness, game heightening, and group work. Students will feel comfortable performing with players old and new, in all styles of improv! 

Prerequisites: Level One, Level Two

$195

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Level Four: Playing the Show

LevelFour-ImprovClass

Every lesson, game and activity moves towards the goal of performing at a professional level. Students in Level Four will learn how to perform in the context of a full show. Skills like audience engagement, idea retention, sustaining energy, and finding the running joke will be taught in the context of our flagship show, ComedySportz. At the end of the class, students will have a performance with the professionals of CSz Houston in a special ComedySportz match.

Prerequisites: Level One, Level Two, Level Three

$195

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Masterclass: Long Form with Brendon Duran

Next class starts: 12/06/2017

ImprovMasterclass-ImprovForActors

Buff up your performance work no matter what you do, or where you do it. This class will focus on learning Chicago-style long-form improv techniques that prioritize ensemble work, vulnerability, and presence to create never-before-seen performance pieces that are closer to improvised theatre than ComedySportz. Long-Form Improv is invaluable to a performer's versatility and ability to collaborate on any stage. This class will be lead by Director of Education and Houston improv veteran Brendon Duran.

Prerequisites: One year of improv or acting experience.

$195

COST

18 +

ages

6 wks

duration

Workshops for Teens & Kids

CSz Houston Education offers a wide range of opportunities for youth to get involved in improvisation.

High School League

Westside High School

Summer Camps

Summer Camp

Private Workshops

Private Workshops