Advanced Improv

Registration is currently closed. Our next term will begin in January 2015. Please check back around December 1, 2014 for registration information.

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. 

Thursday | 7-10pm | Teacher: Travis Pelto - THIS CLASS IS FULL
Sunday | 12-3pm | Teacher: James Quesada

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.

Monday | 7-10pm I Teachers: Chris Petersen & James Quesada

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.

Tuesday | 7-10pm I Teacher: Joe Hingelberg

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.

Saturday | 3-6pm I Teacher: Pete Jacokes

The Masters Program - NEW

Formerly Advanced 5, the Masters Program will allow students to create and develop a one-act sketch show through improv. This program will run for 3 class terms (24 weeks), meeting on Sundays, with additional rehearsals as needed (closer to the October show dates). Students must commit to the full process. Students will learn sketch writing techniques, as well as writing through improvising and re-improvising. The final product will be a one-act sketch show, in which the students write and act.

Come see the Masters' Class Show, opening October 1!
Auditions for the next Masters Program will be in 2015!