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INTRO TRACK

Improv classes open to anyone. No experience necessary!

Improv for Beginners

A stress-free 2 1/2 hour introduction to improv. This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basics from the comfort of your own home. Everyone will have a chance to participate.

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$55

1 SESSION

Improv Workshop A

Improv Workshop A takes beginning students through all the core principles of improv in a fun, safe environment. You’ll build self-confidence, develop your creativity, experiment, play, and make new friends. No experience necessary!

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$350

-$30 FOR REPEATERS

6 SESSIONS

Improv Workshop B

For students who’ve passed Improv Workshop A. Improv Workshop B gives students the chance to go further. You’ll keep learning, gain confidence and have fun!

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Improv Workshop A

$350

-$30 FOR REPEATERS

6 SESSIONS

SKETCH WRITING

No prerequisites. Screenplay software (Final Draft, Celtx, WriterDuet, etc.) required.

Sketch Writing for Beginners

Great for students just getting started who want an overview of the basics of sketch writing and to try their hand at writing a sketch or two. Bring your funny ideas and we’ll show you how to turn them into hilarious sketches!

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$200

4 SESSIONS

Sketch Writing Workshop A

Available for the first time online: The Groundlings School’s 6-session deeper dive into the basics of sketch writing! Learn the difference between character and premise sketches, identifying beats, writing for your medium, and how to find material. Get experience and build confidence in your writing ability. For each class, students will write and submit sketches, and we will find the gold in whatever you create.

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$350

6 SESSIONS

CORE TRACK

The improv track at the heart of The Groundlings School. Audition required.

Basic

Basic Improv introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun, fast-paced environment. Basic lays the foundation for The Groundlings style of improv and sketch, which each level above Basic will build upon.

Click here to schedule a free audition.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Core Track Audition

$560

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

12 SESSIONS

Intermediate

Intermediate Improv uses the skills developed in Basic to concentrate on scene work and the Groundlings signature style of character development in both improvisational scenes and monologues.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Basic

$560

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

12 SESSIONS

LAB TRACK

Offered in-person only.

Improv Lab

Formerly called Advanced Improv, Improv Lab focuses on expanded character development and advanced scene work through improv and writing exercises, and culminaties in an improv performance on the Gary Austin Stage.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Intermediate.

$575

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

11 SESSIONS

+ a show.

Writing Lab

Students in Writing Lab develop scripted scene and monologue material to be performed in a final showcase on the Groundlings Mainstage.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Improv Lab (or Advanced Improv)

$725

12 SESSIONS

+ a show

SPECIALTY

Prerequisites Vary

Writing a TV Pilot

w/ George McGrath

This class will show you how to go about writing a TV Pilot. Whether your idea is for a half hour comedy, an hour long drama, limited series, animation or a sketch/variety show, you will be shown how to put your idea onto paper. The class will be a writer’s room where you will develop your script and In six weeks you will be well on your way to completing the first draft of your pilot. Four time Emmy nominated writer/producer George McGrath has been working in television since the mid 1980’s and has been teaching pilot writing for the last ten years.

info-icon No prerequisite.

$350

6 SESSIONS

Mondays, 5pm - 8pm

starting Jun 3

First Person Storytelling Workshop

W/ DAVID CRABB

Groundling David Crabb (creator of NY Times Critics Pick solo show "Bad Kid" and the memoir based on it) instructs this all-level storytelling workshop will teach you how to craft & tell true stories from your life in the style of The Moth and RISK! Classes will focus on classic story structure and performance techniques that will help you build stakes, elicit emotion & recreate compelling scenes from your life.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Intermediate

$300

4 SESSIONS

Mon/Wed, 7pm-10:30pm

starting June 3

Intro to Voiceover Acting

w/ George McGrath

A one-day introduction to the world of Voiceover acting that gives students an overview of the kinds of job opportunities in the Voice-Over world and techniques to becoming a good actor behind the microphone.

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$55

1 SESSION

Sun, 12pm - 2:30pm

Jun 16

Acting For TV Comedy

w/ Michael D. Cohen

A One-Time- Drop in Where you’ll learn techniques for performing in and auditioning for TV comedies. We will address multi-cam vs single-cam tone, finding the jokes, nailing the timing, physical comedy, and more.

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$55

1 SESSION

Sat, Jun 29

10am-1pm

TV & Film Script Analysis

w/ Michael D. Cohen

How do you break a script down quickly for an audition or when you’re on set and they give you new pages? This on-day workshop will give you a step by step set of techniques to find the story, make specific choices, and deliver the funny. .

info-icon No prerequisite.

$55

1 SESSION

Mon, Jul 1

5pm - 7pm

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