Master the fundamentals of unscripted, spontaneous improv comedy in this eight-week class. Speak more confidently and overcome shyness, unlock your creativity, sharpen your mind, meet new friends and have fun all at the same time. Improv training is great for advancing your professional, personal or artistic skills. The core components of improv, character, teamwork, listening skills, and your ability to be “in the moment” are strongly emphasized. It’s the most fun you’ll have all week.
This is an 8-week class and will meet on Sundays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27. Each session is 2.5 hours.
About the Instructor
Ryan Brookshire loves improv because it combines childlike joy with adult intelligence. He loves the classroom because it’s a safe yet magical place of adventure, growth, and incomparable fun. Bring your unique voice, and come play in the moment with emotional honesty, surprising choices, and supportive teamwork!
Ryan is a member of WIT company ensemble iMusical, teaches musical improv and comedic songwriting, and coaches musical improv troupes Door #3 and All In, Pitches!, as well as teams that can’t-or-won’t sing, like WIT Harold team The Lineup. Ryan has degrees in Music Education (vocal/choral) and German and has worked both in the classroom and the education nonprofit sector.
This class is produced in partnership with the Washington Improv Theater (WIT).