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Spring Classes (Session 3)
Intro, Intermediate & Longform
Improvisation Classes

(This is blooming fun)

Change your life with some improv training. The place to begin is our Intro-to-Improv class which is our entry level class for both the short- and longform programs. The next class in the program would then be an intermediate short- or longform class followed by an advanced short- or longform class. This session we offer Two Intro-to-Improv, two Intermediate shortform & a Longform Intensive class. The following are the next classes being offered:

  1. Intro-to-Improv- This class provides the basic skills necessary for short- or longform improv: you will learn exercises to build energy, establish focus,and get everyone in the group on the same page. There are six classes consisting of one day a week for six consecutive weeks. We are offering two classes: beginning Wednesday, May 11, 2016 or Saturday, March 14, 2016.
    Instructors: Jessi Nemeth (Wednesday 7 to 10 p.m.) &
    Michelle Corbitt (Saturday noon to 3 p.m.)

    Class begins: Wednesday, May 11th Register Now

    Class begins: Saturday, May 14th Register Now

    Prerequisites: None

    More information on Intro-to-Improv

  2. Intermediate Shortform - The Intermediate Shortform class is for those students that have learned the basics of improv and are ready to put them into action. The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the nature of shortform improv, learn the structure of a show, why we do the things we do, and most importantly how to turn on the charm when on stage. You will learn improv "games" typically included in a ComedyWorx(TM) show. All this leads to an end-of-course performance in front of family and friends. We are offering two classes: beginning Sunday May 8th (2 to 5 p.m.) and Monday May 9th (7 to 10 p.m.). There are six classes consisting of one day a week for six consecutive weeks.
    Instructor: Ashley Myers (Sundays 2 to 5 p.m.) &
    Michael Teague
    (Mondays 7 to 10 p.m.)

    Class begins: Sunday, May 8, 2016 Register Now

    Class begins: Monday, May 9, 2016 Register Now

    Prerequisites: Intro-to-Improv

    More information on Intermediate Shortform

  3. Advanced Shortform- This class provides the advanced skills necessary for participating in shortform improv performances. You will learn games and specific elements of the ComedyWorx(TM). This class includes two opportunites to perform in shows at the Worx.This class is scheduled privately in collaboration with Intermediate Shortform graduates.
    More information on Advanced Shortform

  4. Longform - INTENSIVE(Fee: $200) - Our philosophy is simple -give you the concepts and tools and let you learn (with a coach) by performing. We believe the best way to learn is by doing and we provide the environment for you to do so. Our progam avoids the redundancy and dragging out the information over an extended period of time. This class is designed to prepare you directly for the advanced longform class (which is actual performances with a coach in front of a paid audience). In EIGHT (8)weeks we will teach you the basics, provide some practice, and all you need to know to get started with longform improvisation. The class will cover:
    Week 1: Agreement and Patterns
    Week 2: Group Mind and Teamwork
    Week 3: Characters and Emotion
    Week 4: Characters and Space/Object Work
    Week 5: Group Work
    Week 6: Forms and Show Structure
    Week 7: Picking a Form
    Week 8: Putting it all together
    Student teams will preform in one show at the conclusion of class.
    Instructors: Philip Boyne & Ashley Myers
    (team instructors)
    (Sundays 6 to 9 p.m.)

    Class begins: Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016 Register Now

    Prerequisites: Intro-to-Improv
    More information on Longform INTENSIVE

  5. Longform - ADVANCED(Fee: $200) - Students in the Advanced Longform class will develop more techniques to sharpen their scenework skills, explore six different longform openings, and learn the basics of four longform formats - the La Ronde, Thread, Sliding Doors, and The Harold. The class will cover:

    Week 1: Super agreement/Scene paint/Character paint/La Ronde
    Week 2: Playing with status/"Losing to win"/Duologues/La Ronde
    Week 3: Straight man-comedic foil/Monologs & Rants/ Thread
    Week 4: Learning to say "No"/Living Room/Thread
    Week 5: Using silence and breaking the stage/Organic/Sliding Doors
    Week 6: Mapping scenes/The Invocation/Sliding Doors
    Week 7: Game of the scene/Team choice/The Harold
    Week 8: Making it worse/Team choice/The Harold

    Student teams will be formed for the performance class from the graduates .
    Instructor: Brian Dukes
    (Sundays 6 to 9 p.m.)

    Class begins: Sunday, May 8, 2016 Register Now

    Prerequisites: Longform INTENSIVE

  6. Longform - PERFORMANCE (Fee: $100) - This class consists of four performance opportunities in our regularly scheduled longform shows (e.g., The Yes Yard(TM) or The Mixer). The student teams from the intensive class with have four performance opportunities which will be scheduled over 4 consecutive months. Practice with a coach prior to the performances will be arranged by the Worx.
    Coach(es): TBD
    Class limited to Longform INTENSIVE Graduates Only
    More Information on Longform ADVANCED

Space is limited for these classes, so please sign up soon. You can contact us at: comedyworx@gmail.com for more information or simply Register Now.

Graduates of the WTC Longform Program

grad09 Graduates of the Worx Training Center longform improvisation program. Front Row: Dan Sipp, Jenny Spencer, Suzanne MacDonough & Cary LaMay.Back Row: Ronnie Ansley, Chris Spencer, Dawn Gum, Cassiana Gudgenov & Greg Vydra.

Musical Workshop

Musical350The Musical Improv workshop led by Greg Hohn of Transactors and area recording artist Mark Lewis was a phenomenal learning experience and good time for all. If you missed it drop us an email and we will keep you posted the next time we schedule it.

Improvising Story Attendees


Improvising Story with Director & actor Jay O'Berski. As promised it sharpened the attendees storytelling skill set. It was a fun three hours appreciated by everyone who attended. If you missed it this time drop us an email and we will keep you posted the next time we schedule it.



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