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It's September! Our Fall Semester is coming!

The KC Improv Company Training Center's new "semester"  starts soon! We will have classes on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Classes include Improv 101, 201, 401, and a brand new class, Short-Form Performance!

Each class will start between September 27 and October 2.  Find them on our Calendar page! 

 

Or read more below about our individual classes and our scholarships. 

In addition to producing hundreds of shows every year, The KC Improv Company strives to advance improv in the Midwest by sharing our expertise and knowledge through classes, workshops, and coaching. The KC Improv Company Training Center allows students from all experience levels and backgrounds to become an integral part of the improv community in KC by building skills and ideologies not only applicable to the stage, but to their everyday lives.

Our classes are 8 weeks long and meet once a week.

Every class performs at the end of their session at The KC Improv Company Theater, and students get to see KC Improv Company shows FOR FREE!! (Restrictions apply, but not often).

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

The KC Improv Company has been teaching improv comedy classes since 2010. We wanted to make sure people know about our scholarship program, which aims to assist students and aspiring students who will help make the improv community (and by extension the acting community) more diverse and inclusive.

To apply, just email classes@kcimprov.com and tell us:

  1. Why you want to learn improv with the KC Improv Company,

  2. How your background and experiences would help make the improv community more representative of the Kansas City community overall (because we don't want to guess your race, religion, sexuality, age, or anything else), and

  3. Any things that reflect your dedication or aptitude related to improv and comedic acting!

Most scholarships will be for 50 percent of normal class fees, and can be rewarded retroactively for classes that have already been paid for. Email us with any questions you have. Thank you!

Is 8 weeks too much? Then check out our Drop-In Class, Saturdays at 12:30 pm at The KCIC Theater. 

Questions? E-mail us at classes@kcimprov.com, or give us a call at 816-806-4000!

Improv 101

Starting Saturday, October 1

10:30 am

This is the basic class from the KC Improv Training Center. It's an eight-week course that ends with a class performance on stage. 
 
This course helps adults learn and explore the art of improvisational acting and comedy. Whether you want to try something new, get out of your shell, or to see if comedy and performance is a direction you are interested in, this class is the place to start. Students will benefit by improving their listening skills, confidence, team-building, trust, and collaboration skills. And they WILL have fun!
Students get FREE ADMISSION to KCIC shows through the duration of their classes! 
(Except KC Fringe Festival shows.)
Classes meet each Saturday for eight weeks. The class performance is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19.
Instructor: Tim Marks. https://www.kansascitycomedy.com/Team/tim-marks

 

Improv 101

Starting Sunday, Oct. 2

10:30 am

This is the basic class from the KC Improv Training Center. It's an eight-week course that ends with a class performance on stage.
 
This course helps adults learn and explore the art of improvisational acting and comedy. Whether you want to try something new, get out of your shell, or to see if comedy and performance is a direction you are interested in, this class is the place to start. Students will benefit by improving their listening skills, confidence, team-building, trust, and collaboration skills. And they WILL have fun!
Students get FREE ADMISSION to KCIC shows through the duration of their classes! (Except KC Fringe Festival shows.)
Classes meet Tuesdays for eight weeks. The class performance is scheduled for Nov. 19. 
Instructor: Tim Marks. https://www.kansascitycomedy.com/Team/tim-marks

Improv 180

Starting Sunday, Oct. 2

12:30 pm

This is a NEW offering! Completion of Level 101 or Instructor permission form the Training Center Director is required.  It's an eight-week course that ends with a class performance on stage. 
 
This course helps adults continue their study of improvisational acting and comedy. The focus is on short-form comedy, and how we can use it to entertian an audience and create memorable comedy. You will leern the way the professional actors of KCIC approach these games and structures, and learn games you have seen on our stage. 
As in our other classes, students will benefit by improving their listening skills, confidence, team-building, trust, and collaboration skills. 
Students get FREE ADMISSION to KCIC shows through the duration of their classes! (With very few exceptions, if any.)  
Classes meet Saturdays for eight weeks. The student showcase is scheduled for November 19 at 5:30 pm.
Early-bird pricing is available for the first six people to sign up!

Improv 201

Starting Tuesday, September 27

5:30 pm

This course expands on the ideas introduced in Improv 101 and emphasizes the use of character in improv, as well as new and various improv games. Completion of Intro to Improv is required (or pre-approval by the Education Director).

Every class gets to perform at the Kick Comedy Theater, and students get to see KC Improv Company shows FOR FREE!(Except KC Fringe Festival shows.)

The study and practice of improv helps adults learn and explore the art of improvisational acting and comedy. And they have fun. 
Classes meet each Saturday for eight weeks.
 The class performance is scheduled for Friday, November 25.

Instructor: Michael Lee. https://www.kansascitycomedy.com/Team/michael-lee

Improv 401: Intro to Long-form Improv

Starting Saturday, October 1

2:30 pm

This course expands on the ideas introduced in Improv 101, 201, and 301, helping performers transition to doing good scenes to creating great sets.  Completion of Improv 301 is required (or pre-approval by the Education Director).

Every class gets to perform at the Kick Comedy Theater, and students get to see KC Improv Company shows for free !(With very few exceptions.)

The study and practice of improv helps adults learn and explore the art of improvisational acting and comedy. And they have fun. 
Classes meet Saturdays for eight weeks. 

Instructor: Luke Dodge. https://www.kansascitycomedy.com/Team/Luke-Dodge