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This is a group for anyone interested in exploring improv and theater games. Improv 101 is for those new to improv and acting or those returning to it. Whether you want to do improv, think faster on your feet, improve your communications and public speaking skills or start to explore comedy improv this is the place.

Upcoming events (3)

Improv Short Form - Improv Acting Class in Oakland

Pan Theater

$235.00

Short Form Improv focuses on classic improv theater games and basic improv acting technique. Improv games rotate each class cycle. Each class includes an optional performance. Whether your brand new to improv or returning this class is a great place to start. You'll have fun, meet new people and explore the creative power of improv. Reserve your class spot with no risk. Focus • Playing and Group Games • Making your partner look like a poet, artist and genius • Giving up control • Embracing Yes, And! Class Take Away • You’ll think faster on your feet • You’ll jump-in faster and make bolder choices onstage and off • You’ll get back to the play space • You’ll have fun and make new friends Class Bonus 4 tickets to our Improv Dojo Drop-in Class good for one year (Improv Dojo Pass Value $80). Pan is 59 seconds from the Frank Ogawa BART ticket gate. Sundays 4/28 from 6:30pm to 9pm (8 classes - 2.5 hours per class) 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9. 6/16 and 6/23 - No Class Memorial Weekend. Optional show for family and friends on 6/23 Location: Pan Theater, 120 Frank Ogawa Plaza Plus Improv Dojo -Drop in Classes (4 classes) Improv Dojo pass good for 1 year. Refund Policy Full refunds given if requested up to 24 hours before class starts. Reserve your spot with no risk. No refunds given after class starts. Class credit can be transferred to future sessions or to friends/family for a complete cycle - if you can’t complete the class for any reason. Email [masked] after registering.

Improv Long Form - Improv Acting Class in Oakland

Pan Theater

$235.00

Long Form focuses on improv acting and character exploration. You'll have fun learning and practicing long form improv. Each class cycle rotates class format (Montage/One Act/French Braid). Short and Long Form Improv can be taken in any sequence. Each session includes scene practice and an optional performance. Reserve your class spot with no risk Focus • Connecting scenes and Playing Group Games • Exploring characters and heightening ideas and games • Playing and committing fully • Giving up looking for the funny and allowing it to emerge Class Take Away • You’ll be more comfortable on stage • You’ll learn to listen and respond to the moment • You’ll embrace mistakes • You’ll develop your actor’s faith Tuesdays 4/30 Tuesdays 7pm to 930pm* class meets 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, & 6/18 optional show on 6/18 Location: 120 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland Plus Improv Dojo Pass - 4 drop-in class good for 1 year. (Improv Dojo Pass Value $80). Pan is 59 seconds from the Frank Ogawa BART ticket gate. Refund Policy Full refunds given if requested up to 24 hours before class starts. Reserve your spot with no risk. No refunds given after class starts. Class credit can be transferred to future sessions or to friends/family for a complete cycle - if you can’t complete the class for any reason. Email [masked] after registering.

Razowsky Intensive Session B

Pan Theater

$210.00

Pan Theater is pleased to sponsor a workshop with improv guru and legend David Razowsky. David has directed, taught, and performed at IO West and the Second City. See his web site for his full bio: www.davidrazowsky.com Sharpen your Point of View – The very first exchanges of your scene tell you all you need to know about who you are and where to emotionally and energetically go. Are you aware of that? Are you listening to yourself at that time? Hmm? Are ya’? This workshop will guide you to your point of view, and have you following yourself confidently, bravely, excitedly, and easily. It’s as simple as that! Strong Entrances, Strong Choices — Be aware of all that’s happening at the top of your scene and you’ll be aware of the power you have in your character. It starts as all things do: at the beginning! Dates Investment: only $210 for 2 days of training with an improv legend. Tickets NON REFUNDABLE ONCE PURCHASED. For any and all reasons. NON TRANSFERABLE You may resell them with prior approval. WORKSHOP B: OPEN July 20th: 10am to 4pm (one hour lunch break) July 21st: 10am to 4pm (one hour lunch break) Location: 120 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA Email [masked] after registering.

Past events (5)

Improv 101 - December 9th

Pan Theater

$235.00

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