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Advanced Improvisation - Spring 2017

Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to perform in a professional improvisation show - Improvaganza - Playhouse on Park's mini-improv festival – during the last week of class!

This class will hone the skills of the more experienced improviser and will explore narrative, commitment, and intensive listening. The instructor will help students get to the next level by helping them identify and use their strengths as well as coaching them in areas that need improvement. Students will learn to sustain more complex narrative and formats using all of the fundamental skills of improv. Focus will be on long-form improv, including Harold.

Prerequisite: Intermediate
Improvisation or permission of instructor.

Maximum 12 students 

Mondays, April 24-June 5th, 2017
Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Cost of semester - $200
To register, see form below.


Claire ZickCLAIRE ZICK moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol, Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle Cage Match and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in VANITIES, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and LEND ME A TENOR as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.

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