In our ongoing improvisational comedy classes, students learn the fundamentals of theater including: stage skills, stage movement, and the tenets of improvisational comedy–rules and tools. Whether you are a first-time improviser or one who has studied before and is eager to step up your improv game, the OC Crazies has a class for you! Each of our All Improv classes run from 6 sessions plus a graduation show (7th session), and enrollment is limited to 6-8 students. Classes are fun and highly interactive! All classes culminate in a live showcase performance. Check our Home page for upcoming dates. All classes are held LIVE at the De Pietro Performance Center.
Beginner All Improv: Learn how to think fast on your feet, interact with other improv players on stage, and gain insight into the rules and the tools of improv comedy. Gain an understanding of how and why all improv comedy situations can and should “work.”
Intermediate All Improv: Focus on this class is reserved for scene work. What constitutes a scene, how to make it progress, and how to find viable scene endings. This class drills down into all the different elements and components that can breathe life into a scene–one that tells an entire story–even in a few minutes!
Advanced All Improv: These courses offer more complex drills and scene study techniques, as well as how to be more collaborative players; how to perform under extreme pressure ; how to include audience members in improv scenes and improv set ups that accommodate audience suggestions, no matter how complicated they may be.
All Level Improv: The Crazies’ All Level Improv classes invite students of all improv experience and background to come together to study. Class lesson plans are prepared according to who enrolls in each of these eight-week sessions;. It’s a blend! It’s a blast! Student showcase performance included.
Improv Binge: All improv “marathon” courses are offered in intensive one-to-two-day, all-day workshops on the weekends (check our schedule). All levels eligible. Click here for more info.
All-Day All Improv Jam: Another fun-filled, all-day improv class: Cherie Kerr will structure a class based on students’ requests. Whatever it is you want to work on in the wide, wide world of improv, tell us and that will be the day’s improv fare. Once students enroll (and let Cherie know what it is they are most interested in studying), she will put together a lesson plan that will constitute one all-day improv comedy jam. Note: This course is limited to intermediate-level improv students and will require a prescreening process.
Want to work on emotions! Space work! Scenes! Name it and we’ll include it! Date: TBA
Course Info & Enrollment
Improv Six-session course: Monday and Wednesday evenings: Starting September 12th – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. LIVE at the De Pietro Performance Center in Santa Ana.
Class limited to 6-8 students. Learn from exercises and drills during this highly interactive and fun course. Our focus is on being fast on your feet. Graduation show the last session, live at the theater. Tuition: $475
Payment: Checks (preferred) and all major credit cards are accepted. Please write checks out to ‘OC Crazies‘ and mail to:
De Pietro Performance Center
809 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701