Skills Program

Registration is now open! The next term will begin March 14, 2015. Please email classes@gocomedy.net with any questions! 

All classes are $225 unless otherwise noted. There will be a $25 late fee added to this cost if you register after registration ends. Please email classes@gocomedy.net with any questions! 

The Skills Program is an exciting new addition to the GoU curriculum. It offers a variety of classes in theater, film, writing, and improvisation. Each semester will have different choices, so check back to see if there’s something that interests you.


BOOT CAMP | SUNDAYS 12-3PM | TEACHER: Chris Diangelo | $225

Bad Habits Boot Camp 
This intensive stand-alone class will take a deeper look at where you're at as an improviser and fine tune your performance to help you perform at your best. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback and a more in-your-face approach to learning. This class is not for fragile egos. Students must have at least one year of improv experience to take this class.

 

Elective: Form Development | thursdays 7-10PM | TEACHER: james quesada | $225

Are you starting a troupe? Do you want to help strengthen the goals of your existing troupe? Are you looking to become a more versatile improvisor? This class will focus on the process of mastering, adapting, and/or creating a form that showcases an improv troupe. Students will learn how to take ownership over existing forms, what to do when a form makes a troupe feel trapped, and how to create original forms that are tailor-made for the combined interests and goals of individual troupe members. 
*Registering students should be familiar with The Harold, Armando Diaz, and La Ronde

To sign up for either of these classes, you need Go Comedy approval. Email classes@gocomedy.net if interested.


Previous Boot Camps Have Included:

Boot Camp: Physicality
This Boot Camp will focus on leading scenes with physical choices. The class will explore movement, realistic and abstract pantomime, physical game play, and intuitive character development. 

Boot Camp: The Game of the Scene
This improv Boot Camp will focus on you and your skills. Classes will be note-heavy on all aspects of improv the class performs. It will also focus on, through exercises and teaching, the Game of the Scene. Patterns, repetition, heightening, using mistakes, weird things, and everything else Game of the Scene can mean. This class will be taught by Nancy Edwards. 

Harold Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will focus on developing the Harold improv form. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback, and provide students the opportunity to closely develop an understanding of the Harold. Students must have at least 2 years of improv experience, and have a keen understanding of long-form improv.

Acting for Improvisors 
Do you want to improve your improv?  Do you wish you could be in one of the Thursday sketch shows?  This class will use acting exercises and improvised scene work to lead to stronger stage presence and stronger choices.  Will cover movement work, voice work, connecting to your partner onstage, whole body listening and much more.

Character Boot Camp
This intensive stand-alone class will focus solely on creating and sustaining improvised characters. The smaller class size will allow for more one-on-one feedback and a more in-your-face approach to learning. This class is not for fragile egos. Students must have at least 1 year of improv experience.