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"This class exceeded my expectations by miles. I never expected to get so much from a class."


"Foundation 1 felt like playground recess. It was fun and relaxing and I found my worries were forgotten for those 3 hours. Cheaper than therapy."


"Can’t remember when I’ve felt more comfortable to make a mistake or take a risk. The environment [the coach] created was so safe, so free. And I feel we all made tremendous progress as improvisers in just a few short weeks."


"I will Definitely apply the lessons I learned in this class. I am a working actress and writer. Being able to land on your feet when things go wrong, or even right, is essential."


"[The Coach] did a great job throughout of establishing an environment that was supportive, kind, and no-nonsense. She was also a terrific model in how she inserted herself fearlessly into scenes and laughed at herself when something quirky came out."


"What I loved most about this class was the supportive and positive culture you helped create after we all learned to fail and appreciate each other."


"The class was amazing and it exceeded my expectations. I think there was a well-balanced combination of exercises and scene work, and all was done in a sort of progressive format."


"I wanted to be challenged and to get personalized instruction, and [my coach] definitely did this...he asked us what areas we wanted to work on and then focused on these with each of us in a very personal way."


"I looked forward to class every week and got a lot out of every session."
 
 
 

Improv Classes

3-Day Foundation 1 Intensive with Laura Derry 
Friday, 4/25/2014 10:00 AM

Foundation 1 in Palo Alto with John Remak 
Tuesday, 4/29/2014 7:00 PM

Stage Combat with Real Swords with Guest Coach Joe Lucas
Tuesday, 4/29/2014 7:00 PM

Studio Scenework with Regina Saisi 
Thursday, 5/1/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 1 with Rebecca Stockley 
Saturday, 5/3/2014 11:00 AM

Performing Improvised Star Trek with Laura Derry 
Sunday, 5/4/2014 2:30 PM

Foundation 3 with Laura Derry 
Tuesday, 5/6/2014 7:00 PM

Studio Scenework in Palo Alto with Kasey Klemm 
Thursday, 5/8/2014 7:00 PM

Performing Improvised Downton Abbey with John Remak 
Saturday, 5/10/2014 2:30 PM

Performing Improvised Plays with Ben Johnson 
Tuesday, 5/13/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 1 with Rebecca Poretsky 
Wednesday, 5/14/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 2 in Palo Alto with John Remak 
Thursday, 5/15/2014 7:00 PM

Sketch Pad: Improv and Sketch Comedy Writing with Ken Robertson 
Thursday, 5/15/2014 7:00 PM

Meisner for Improv with Kasey Klemm 
Wednesday, 5/21/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 2 with John Remak 
Wednesday, 5/21/2014 7:00 PM

Studio Scenework with Dave Dennison 
Thursday, 5/29/2014 7:00 PM

3-Day Foundation 2 Intensive with Ben Johnson 
Friday, 5/30/2014 10:00 AM

Foundation 1 with Lisa Safran 
Sunday, 6/1/2014 11:00 AM

Intro to Improv with Ben Johnson 
Monday, 6/16/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 1 with Ben Johnson 
Tuesday, 6/17/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 2 with Rebecca Poretsky 
Saturday, 6/21/2014 11:00 AM

Improv Singing: Rhythm and Style with David Norfleet (Music) 
Saturday, 6/21/2014 2:30 PM

Performing Theatresports with Ken Robertson 
Sunday, 6/22/2014 2:30 PM

Foundation 2 in Palo Alto with Chris Sams 
Tuesday, 6/24/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 3 with Dave Dennison 
Tuesday, 6/24/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 2 with Chris Sams 
Wednesday, 6/25/2014 7:00 PM

Studio Scenework with John Remak 
Thursday, 6/26/2014 7:00 PM

Foundation 1 in Palo Alto with Andy Sarouhan 
Thursday, 6/26/2014 7:00 PM

Youth Summer School, Session 1 with Laura Derry 
Monday, 7/7/2014 9:00 AM

Youth Summer School, Session 2 with Laura Derry 
Monday, 7/14/2014 9:00 AM

Teen Summer School: Improv Ensemble Session 1 with Laura Derry 
Monday, 7/21/2014 9:00 AM

Teen Summer School: Improv Ensemble Session 2 with Laura Derry 
Monday, 7/28/2014 9:00 AM

Effortless Story with William Hall 
Thursday, 7/31/2014 6:00 PM

Improv for Everybody: the Ethics of Playing Together with Patricia Ryan Madson
Thursday, 8/7/2014 2:00 PM

The Truth with Zoe Galvez 
Friday, 8/8/2014 10:00 AM

3-Day Intensive - Elements of Long Form with Dave Dennison 
Friday, 8/15/2014 10:00 AM

3-Day Intensive - Foundation 1 with Chris Sams 
Friday, 8/15/2014 10:00 AM

Exploring Emotion with Rafe Chase 
Thursday, 8/21/2014 10:00 AM

Playing the Lead with Tim Orr 
Friday, 8/22/2014 10:00 AM

Special Effects with Ben Johnson 
Saturday, 8/23/2014 10:00 AM

Stage Combat and Intimacy with Diane Rachel 
Sunday, 8/24/2014 10:00 AM

Music Bootcamp with Lisa Rowland 
Friday, 8/29/2014 10:00 AM

Improvising Brecht's Epic Theatre with Maria Sommer & T.J. Weiss
Friday, 8/29/2014 10:00 AM

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