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It's June! Our Summer Semester is coming!

The KC Improv Company Training Center's new "semester"  starts in late June! We will have classes on Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays! Classes include Improv 101, 201, 301, and an Advanced Improv format class.

Each class will start between July 2 and July 6.  Find them on our Calendar page! 

 

 

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

In addition to producing four-plus shows every weekend, 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, July 2

2:30 pm

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, Sept. 10.
Instructor: Tim Marks. https://www.kansascitycomedy.com/Team/tim-marks
** Proof of COVID vaccination is required for this class, and masks will be optional during classes, as they are for our shows.

Improv 101

Starting Tuesday, July 6

5:30 pm

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 Friday, August 26.
Instructor: Tim Marks. https://www.kansascitycomedy.com/Team/tim-marks
** Unlike our other classes, proof of COVID vaccination is not required for this class.

Improv 201

Starting Saturday, July 2

10:30 am

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 Saturday, Sept. 10.

** Proof of COVID vaccination -- or a negative test within three days of each class session -- is required for this class, and masks will be optional during classes, as they are for our shows.**

Improv 301

Starting Sunday, July 3

12:30 pm

This course expands on the ideas introduced in Improv 101 and 201 emphasizes quality scenework in improv. Completion of Improv 201 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 Sundays for eight weeks. 
Note: We will not have class on July 31.  The class performance is scheduled for Saturday, August 27.

** Proof of COVID vaccination -- or a negative test within three days of each class session -- is required for this class, and masks will be optional during classes, as they are for our shows.**