Smokin’ & Jokin’

American Legion Post 416 210 W F St, Encinitas, California, United States

Join some of San Diego's funniest people at this military-friendly Open Mic! This show features ASAP Alumni, military-connected comedians, and local talent. Interested in performing? Sign up in advance here. This open mic is run by veterans and prioritizes veteran and military family performers, but we welcome non-military affiliated comics as well. All are welcome […]

Improv Comedy Graduation Show

Sitar Arts Center 1700 Kalorama Rd NW #101, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Join us to celebrate the talents of these quick-witted graduates from ASAP's Improv Comedy class. Participants spent the last eight weeks mastering the fundamentals of unscripted, spontaneous improv comedy. Admission is free and is available on a first come-first served basis.

Storytelling Crash Course

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Storytelling Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the craft of storytelling for performance. Expert instructors guide you as you reflect on personal experiences, identify stories, and learn about narrative structure alongside other military community members. You’ll develop your stories through personal reflection and small group feedback. No experience necessary! About the Instructors Nick […]

Free

Storytelling Crash Course for Women Veterans

Indianapolis Vet Center 6330 W 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Storytelling Crash Course is a two-hour introductory workshop into the craft of storytelling for performance. Expert instructors guide you as you reflect on personal experiences, identify stories, and learn about narrative structure alongside other women veterans. You’ll develop your stories through personal reflection and small group feedback. No experience necessary! About the Instructors Sally Perkins […]

Call for Auditions: Comedy, Storytelling, or Spoken Word

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) invites all military-connected artists to submit your content for upcoming performance opportunities. Outside of graduation and community shows, ASAP hosts curated performances through partnerships (corporate and government) and for our biggest fundraising event of the year: Armed with the Arts.  The goals of each performance vary based on the partnership, […]

Free

Introduction to Vocal Technique

BalletNova 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Come sing with us! Designed for beginners and experienced singers alike, this 3-hour workshop will include a brief introduction to basic music principles and vocal technique, warm-up exercises, then will mainly be devoted to ensemble work — concluding with a group mini-performance of a new song. This workshop will set a foundation for our six-week "ASAP […]

Free

Weaving in the Round Workshop

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare a loom using simple materials that you can find at home. The teaching artist will guide the group through weaving on a paper plate, with tips for how to transform it into decor or a wearable. We will weave to relax, to express ourselves, to find […]

Free

Storytelling Bootcamp

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In this six-week class, you’ll transform your real-life experiences into relatable, compelling stories in a fun, supportive environment. Instructors will use interactive exercises to discover your life’s stories, develop a narrative structure, infuse engaging details, then polish your performance. The class culminates in a graduation show for friends, family, and the ASAP community. This is […]

Gouache Painting

Virtual Program Virtual Program

If watercolor and acrylics had a baby, it might look like gouache. Imagine water-activated paint that can be applied with more solid color layers like acrylic—that's gouache (pronounced goo-aash). In this beginner gouache painting class, we will cover foundational skills including the properties of the paint, the painting order of operations, layering colors, swatching, and […]

Operation Improv

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In this six-week class you will learn skills that go beyond the stage. If you are looking to become a better listener, improve public speaking skills, build self confidence, explore your creative side, meet new people, start your path to becoming a performing improviser, or simply have fun for two hours a week – we […]

Free

Comedy Bootcamp

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Learn the basics of standup comedy in this six-week class taught by professional comics. The class ends with a graduation show where you’ll deliver a five-minute comedy set to a public audience. Our 600+ graduates have gone on to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, including Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, and The […]

DVTC Drawing

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In this online course, we will explore drawing for absolute beginners. We will start with different drawing tools - graphite pencils, charcoal, conte’, pen, and pastels. We will explore different drawing warm-ups, foundational skills, and subject matter. We will learn “the rules” and how to break them. Ignite your creativity, discover your style, and create […]

Acting

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Taught by professional theatre artists, this class will introduce you to rehearsal techniques including scene work, character development, voice and movement, and dramatic interpretation. At the end, you’ll get the chance to show off your acting chops in a graduation performance for friends and family. This is a six-week week class and will meet on […]

DVTC Comedy Bootcamp

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Learn the basics of standup comedy in this six-week class taught by professional comics. The class ends with a graduation show where you’ll deliver a five-minute comedy set to a public audience. Our 600+ graduates have gone on to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, including Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, and The […]

New Jokes Workshop

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Comedians have five minutes to present new material they're working on, followed by a short feedback session with ASAP comedy instructors. This is a 2 hour workshop for alumni of ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp.  About the instructors PT Bratton is a pastor-turned-comedian and one of the DMV’s only veteran & African-American comedians who delivers clean, conscientious […]

Free

Start Writing, Keep Writing… Write Now

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Finding your writing voice doesn’t have to be hard work. It’s just a matter of letting your words and ideas flow onto the page without tinkering and re-tinkering your way into a creative cul-de-sac. In this 6-week class, you’ll write – in the moment – to cues and prompts and then share your work in […]

Sketch Writing Workshop

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Have you ever watched “In Living Color," “Chappelle's Show,” or perhaps “Saturday Night Live”? Do you have a burning desire to learn the basics of writing your own sketches? If you answered yes, this workshop is for you. In this workshop you'll learn tools to sketch write, including identifying “the game” to write short comedic […]

Comedy Crash Course

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Comedy Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the art of stand-up comedy. Professional comics teach you how to uncover humor in your personal experiences. You’ll learn the basics of structuring jokes, comedy writing, and stand-up techniques in an interactive environment. This is a 3 hour workshop.  About the instructors Dewayne White is a […]

Free

Drawing

Virtual Program Virtual Program

No Previous Drawing Experience is required. In this class you will learn to SEE better and explore different ways of drawing. You will learn about contours, gestures, light and shadow and how to draw what you see, not what you think you know! This class is about learning careful observation and eye/hand coordination so drawing […]

DVTC Acting Workshop

Virtual Program Virtual Program

This acting workshop will introduce you to rehearsal techniques including scene work, character development, voice and movement, and dramatic interpretation. No experience necessary! About the Instructor Scott Russell is an AEA actor, SDC Fight Director, and a Full Instructor with Dueling Arts International; he currently teaches theatre at Franklin College. He has been recognized as […]

DVTC Storytelling Crash Course

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Storytelling Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the craft of storytelling for performance. Expert instructors guide you as you reflect on personal experiences, identify stories, and learn about narrative structure alongside other military community members. You’ll develop your stories through personal reflection and small group feedback. About the Instructors Stephanie Garibaldi has personally […]

Free