Level One: Intro to Improv

NEXT CLASS STARTS: 1/7/19

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.

The Level 1 approach is centered around common language, themes and concepts of improv in general, and improv at ComedySportz. The students should come away with a solid grasp on the concepts & how to apply them to various games. Students will play a number of ComedySportz games, focusing primarily on gimmick games. Each class should be dedicated to 45 mins of instruction, warm up and exercises that emphasize the concept of the week, followed by 75 mins of application through ComedySportz games.

Prerequisites: None. This is a beginners level.

Students are required to see at least TWO CSZ shows before Week 8. Admission is free, and will be noted at Box Office.

$225

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Level Two: Characters & Stories

NEXT CLASS STARTS: 1/8/19

LevelTwo-ImprovClass

In this class, students will learn about the basics of scene work, pun games, character creation, and how to use big emotions. Students should graduate Level 2 with a solid understanding of how to start successful scenes and tools they can use to “save” a scene. Students should also be able to create a character based on limited information, limited time and/or endowments that fellow improvisors (or the audience!) give to them. Each class should be dedicated to 45mins of instruction, warm up and exercises that emphasize the concept of the week, followed by 75mins of application through ComedySportz games.

Prerequisites: Level One

Students are required to see at least TWO CSZ shows before Week 8. Admission is free, and will be noted at Box Office.

$225

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Level Three: Intermediate Scene Work

NEXT CLASS STARTS: 1/14/19

LevelThree-ImprovClass

Level 3 improv focuses on scene work and foundational elements of a story – students will drill basic scene work concepts, but will also be able to add environment, conflicts, characters and resolutions to their scenes. Students should come away with a solid understanding of types of walk-ons and characters that can help or hinder a story, as well as how to create impactful scenes through emotional physicality and relationships. Each class will dedicate approximately 60 minutes on warm up and instruction and 60 minutes of application through ComedySportz games.

Prerequisites: Level One, Level Two

Class is reserved for Houston School of Improv students. If you would like more information regarding placement in this class, please email education@cszhouston.com.

Students are required to see at least TWO CSZ shows before Week 8. Admission is free, and will be noted at Box Office.

$225

COST

18 +

ages

8 wks

duration

Level Four: Playing ComedySportz!

NEXT CLASS STARTS: TBA

LevelFour-ImprovClass

Level 4 improv focuses heavily on playing ComedySportz style. Students will participate in at least three mock matches during this level, with specific notes for them as players at the end of each match. Students will also be introduced to musical games and taught the basics of how to make up songs and perform in different musical styles. This class will focus almost exclusively on playing games, with very little general instruction at the start of each class. Students will be expected to understand basic notes that reference concepts covered in previous levels.  

Prerequisites: Level One, Level Two, Level Three

Class is reserved for Houston School of Improv students. If you would like more information regarding placement in this class, please email education@cszhouston.com.

Students are required to see at least TWO CSZ shows before Week 8. Admission is free, and will be noted at Box Office.

$225

COST

18 +

ages

8 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