Greenwich Comedy Improv Class – Advanced Beginners/Intermedia­te

  • August 13, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Comedy Improv is fun and spontaneous AND yet there are some important skills to master. This class will focus on building on the basics, strengthening scene relationships and comedic heightening. It is preferred that a student attending the class have some prior improv class experience.

Teacher: Laurie Newkirk has taught improv classes including for organizations such as Tauck Tours and Toastmasters. Directed an improv troupe for several years that performed all over the area including several performances at Caroline’s on Broadway and The Red Room in Philadelphia. Performed as part of the improv troupe ‘Funny Side Up’. In addition, she has a Directing Certificate from Yale University, is the Artistic Director of the Acting Company of Greenwich and has directed plays Off-Broadway. The class is based on Short-Form improv and will consist of warm-ups, improv exercises and scene work with a focus on building skills. Come have fun learning, laughing and enjoying making others laugh! 

The Fee for the class is $10.

Improv is great for boosting confidence, reducing stress, sharpening quick thinking and meeting new people.

Prior improv experience preferred to attend the class.

Time: 7pm-9pm

First Congregational Church of Greenwich
108 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Class will be held in room 104 which is down the stairs. Look for signs.

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  • Rona Dale Schenkerman S.

    When's the next one?

    August 17

  • Anne K. M.

    Sorry for calling you "Robby" Bobby. And here, I get annoyed when people leave off my "e." :)

    August 16

  • Laurie N.

    Thanks to everyone who posted nice comments about the class! I really appreciate your support! It turns out someone was trying to give the class 5 stars and accidently gave it a 1! I contacted our Meetup administrator but it seems once it's posted, it's posted. Oh well, I guess Meetup doesn't understand the "Take Back" game! Again thanks for your encouraging words!

    1 · August 16

  • katrin

    Antonia and I had so much fun! Definitely a very starry night. :)

    1 · August 15

  • Anne K. M.

    Agreed, Robby. 5 stars from me!

    August 15

  • Bobby J

    Anne- I noticed that also, figured it was a software glitch because the class ROCKED....

    2 · August 15

  • Anne K. M.

    What's with the 2-1/2 star average rating? If anybody would like something done differently, please let Laurie know. I'm sure that she would be receptive to suggestions.

    1 · August 15

  • Anne K. M.

    Great challenging exercises and lots of fun!

    August 15

  • Barb W.

    This was a great class!!!

    August 14

  • Maya

    Thanks Laurie for an awesome class! I very much enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next meeting.

    August 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun! Thank you! If anyone knows of a class in the area that meets once a week I'd like to go because I need to do this often as my career will benefit! Thanks and hope to see everyone again! Everyone was wonderful!

    August 14

  • Bobby J

    Awesome, lots of fun. lots of laughter, and GREAT instruction

    August 14

  • Bobby J

    Laurie- GREAT job you guys did last night, it was a blast. Looking forward to the next class. If I may add, for anyone who RSVP'd YES to the meet-up and did NOT show. Please use a little Meet-Up Etiquette and change your RSVP. This way, those on the waiting list can go. We had a great class of 20 and I am sure a few others would have loved to go. Just saying, etiquette goes a long way. OK off my soap box.

    1 · August 14

  • Alison

    So great. Great leaders. Great improv-ers, great venue. Thank you!

    2 · August 13

  • Alison

    So great. Great leaders. Great improv-ers, great venue. Thank you!

    August 13

  • Zoe

    So disappointed, but am unable to come tonight. See you next time.

    August 13

  • Michou

    Unfortunately something has just come up
    and I will not be able to attend tonight 8/13/14
    I look forward to our next class.

    August 13

  • Les W.

    I was so looking forward to this, but unfortunately something has come up at the last minute.

    August 13

  • Rona Dale Schenkerman S.

    I'm looking forward to coming to another one! Have a great time.

    August 13

  • Alisa

    I was so looking forward to tonight. But, something came up with my kid's schedule that I can not control. :-(

    August 13

  • katrin

    loved improve with the groundlings in LA, missed it when I moved back here. So happy to hear about the class in Old Greenwich!!

    August 12

  • Maya

    My mother is visiting me from out of town. Can I bring her too?

    August 12

  • Ilene

    I loved the improv held at the Westport Library, would def attend if there was another closer to Westport, can't always make it to Old Greenwich in time.

    August 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yippee! I was on the wait list and now I am confirmed! Looking forward to this class and meeting everyone! :-)

    August 12

  • Laurie N.

    Hi, Just a few quick things about our upcoming comedy improv class: The class has a long waiting list so if you are not going to be able to attend please change your RSVP so that others may come.

    Reminder that the class is designed for people who have at least some prior improv experience. To answer a question we’ve been getting, unfortunately we can’t take credit cards so if you could bring cash to pay the $10 class fee that would be appreciated. Also, we have upgraded to a larger space in the Church and instead of being in the lounge we will be in the Daniel Center down the stairs. There will be signs. Looking forward to a great class tomorrow! Laurie

    August 12

  • Rona Dale Schenkerman S.

    I Love doing improv ( not that it loves me!), but I'm just on the wait list. So I'm waiting.... Wed. aren't great for me anyway

    August 5

  • Alison

    I loved being part of an improv class 30 years ago. I had no talent then and have none now. But you do. And you're young! I can't wait to see what you're doing! I'll do my part I promise. I'll just say yes. And laugh and laugh and laugh.

    August 4

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