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DRAMATIC IMPROV DROP-IN

Thursday 1/28
7-8:30 p.m.
$20

This Drop-In will focus on subtly adjusting the tools we’ve worked on with short form Improv to explore the “Dramatic” side of Improv.  The point of the scenes and exercises in this workshop won’t be to “be funny,” but rather connect to each other in honest and transparent ways, and to see where that takes us.

Online with Zoom. 8 student maximum.

ADVANCED SCENEWORK

Mondays, 2/1 – 2/22
7-8:30 p.m.
$100

Advanced scenework continues to explore character, relationship and heightening in scenes, while fine-tuning listening skills.

Prerequisite: Scenework & Relationship

LONG FORM DROP-IN

Tuesday 2/2
7 – 9 p.m
$20

Join us for some Tuesday night playtime.  We’ll explore a few different long-form style and create new worlds as an ensemble. With Darren Held on Zoom.

SCENEWORK & RELATIONSHIP

Wednesdays 2/3 – 2/24
7 – 8:30 p.m
$100

Level 2 builds on the foundation learned in the Intro course, and propels you into the heart of improv – the scene. Through a variety of games and formats, you’ll focus on relationships, developing characters, and building your performance skills as you develop the playful improviser within.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Foundations

IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE

Thursdays 2/4 – 2/25
Performance: Saturday 2/27
7 – 9 p.m
$125

In this 4-week class, we’ll joyfully explore Shakespeare’s language and themes. We’ll take our hand at sonnets, insults, scenework and narratives with a comedic spin. This will culminate in a variety Shakespeare performance on Saturday, February 27th. Led by instructor Darren Held, online with Zoom. 8 students maximum.

Prerequisite: Advanced Improvisation Experience

PAYING ATTENTION DROP-IN

Sunday 2/7
11 a.m. – 1 p.m
$20

This workshop focuses on developing your attention onto your scene partner, particularly at the very start of scenes. With Emma Bird on Zoom.

ADVANCED DRAMATIC IMPROV

Sundays 2/7 – 2/28
3 – 5 p.m
Performance: Saturday 3/6
$125

Held2gether’s Advanced Dramatic Improvisation expanded on the tools from the introductory class and sets them up to be used in a continuous Narrative story, which will culminate in a performance. With Richard Martinez on Zoom.

LONG FORM DROP-IN

Tuesday 2/9
7 – 9 p.m
$20

Join us for some Tuesday night playtime.  We’ll explore a few different long-form style and create new worlds as an ensemble. With Darren Held on Zoom.

IMPROV STAND-UP

Sundays 2/14 – 3/7
11 a.m. – 1 p.m
Performance: Saturday 3/13
$125

This class will break down how the skills of improv can be used in creating and refining your stand up material.   Improv is a great tool that can help to remove judgement we have on ourselves of doing a “good/bad” job.  It can help us strengthen the skill of being present and open to opportunities are all around us. With Tim Stoltenberg on Zoom.

HIGH FANTASY DROP-IN

Tuesday 2/16
7 – 8:30 p.m
$20

Held2gether’s High Fantasy Improv Drop-In will explore they mystical world of Elves, Fairies, Dragons and more as students create relationships between characters living in the most fantastical worlds. With Richard Martinez on Zoom.

FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WORKSHOP

Sunday 2/21
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
FREE

Discover the laughs and joy improv comedy brings to the soul in a super-fun, 2 hour free workshop. Learn how to think on your feet, increase confidence, and build characters on stage. It’s a great way to test the waters. Open only to those that have never taken a Held2gether class before. Online w/ Zoom

SUPERHERO IMPROV DROP-IN

Tuesday 2/23
7 – 8:30 p.m.
$20

Held2gether’s Superhero Drop-In will introduce the tropes of Superhero stories and how we as improvisers can lean on those tropes to create exciting relationship-based scenes — all while saving the world! With Richard Martinez on Zoom

IMPROV LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONS

Wednesdays 3/10 – 3/31
7 – 8:30 p.m.
$100

In this introductory class, we’ll explore the foundations of successful improvisation: agreement, collaboration and commitment. These skills enhance listening and play, while creating a strong foundation for improv comedy scenes. Emphasis on a supportive environment for creativity and building confidence.

Prerequisite: None.

With Richard Martinez on Zoom