What we're about

Oaktown Improv is about truly expressing ourselves. It’s an outlet for expressing our inner promptings. It’s a place to learn to express ourselves more authentically, more consistently, and more powerfully.

Practicing following our inner voice and acting things out onstage is so much fun that we can always be where we are in the moment. Gains in authenticity and power often take place over time, and we can let those unfold as we are ready.

"Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become stageworthy. We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything." – Viola Spolin

The greatest joys in improv usually come through co-creation. When fellow players listen to each other, adjust to each other, build onto what the other is giving them, magic happens.

"... you are not the most important person in the scene. Everybody else is. And if they are the most important people in the scene, you will naturally pay attention to them and serve them. But the good news is you’re in the scene too. So hopefully to them you’re the most important person, and they will serve you. No one is leading, you’re all following the follower, serving the servant. You cannot win improv." – Stephen Colbert

Whether you're new to improv, or have been improvising for years, we invite you to play with us!

Upcoming events (5)

Improv Games Jam on Zoom

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If you RSVP in advance, you'll be able to see the meeting link in the sidebar. If it's close to or after the meeting start time, check for a link near the top of the page at: http://oaktownimprov.com/ Zoom events are on a donation basis. Please pay what you are able. This is a jam that will focus on playing short-form improv games.

Improv Games Jam on Zoom

Online event

If you RSVP in advance, you'll be able to see the meeting link in the sidebar. If it's close to or after the meeting start time, check for a link near the top of the page at: http://oaktownimprov.com/ Zoom events are on a donation basis. Please pay what you are able. This is a jam that will focus on playing short-form improv games.

Improv Jam on Zoom

Online event

If you RSVP in advance, you'll be able to see the meeting link in the sidebar. If it's close to or after the meeting start time, check for the link near the top of the page at: http://oaktownimprov.com/ Zoom events are on a donation basis. Please pay what you are able. We warm up with improv games, then do improvised scenes with various partners. This is a fun and supportive environment open to all.

Drop-In Improv Class on Zoom

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If you RSVP in advance, you'll be able to see the meeting link in the sidebar. If it's close to or after the meeting start time, check for the link near the top of the page at: http://oaktownimprov.com/ Zoom events are on a donation basis. Please pay what you are able. This is a drop-in class for those that have had an introduction to long-form improv and are ready to take their scenework skills to the next level. We warm up with improv games and group-mind exercises, then engage in specific scene types designed to strengthen your ability to perform in scenes with varying tempo, emotion and character.

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Drop-In Improv Class on Zoom

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