Advanced Improv

Registration is now closed!
The next term will begin on August 10 - and registration opens July 10!
Please email with any questions! 

(Please only sign up for Advanced classes if you've completed Intro!)

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 with any questions! 

Advanced Improv focuses on scene work and long form montages. Moving past the gimmicks of game-based improv, Advanced Improv will challenge you to create memorable scenes and skillful shows.

Advanced Improv requires some previous improv education. Contact us if you are unsure where you should start.

Advanced 1: Scene Work

Welcome to longform! Begin your study of longform, shake the cobwebs off your improv, or reinvent your approach. Learn the GoU Improv Philosophy and be free of the “rules” of improv. This class will focus on the basis of longform improv: scene work. Learn how you create a scene, work with a partner, and keep an audience interested. 

Wednesday | 7-10pm | Teacher: Jenny Bloomer & Bob Wieck

Advanced 2: The Elements of Long Form

Building upon the scene work skills of Advanced 1, Advanced 2 begins stringing those scenes together through an improvised montage. Learn and master the elements that create longform improv.

Not offered this term.

Advanced 3: Forms

Now that you've learned the basics and the montage, learn how to perform different styles of longform improv, known as forms. This class will cover everything from a simple location based longform set to the legendary Harold.

Wednesday | 7-10pm | Teacher: Scotty Myers
Sunday | 12-3pm | Teacher: Pete Jacokes

Advanced 4: The Improviser

The focus of this class is you, the individual performer, and how you influence the group and your show. Extensive notes will be given to individuals and the group. The focus of this class is on YOU the improviser: your areas of strength, areas to work on, and suggestions on areas to focus on going forward after completing the Go U! The Improv Academy program.

Thursday | 7-10pm | Teacher: Gary Lehman
Sunday | 12-3pm | Teacher: Sean May