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+)

Intermediate to Advanced Improv Class

Temescal Art Center

$20.00

This is an ongoing class for those that are experienced with long-form improv and are motivated to take their scenework skills to higher levels. We focus on different improv skills over time, like getting into flow, practicing troupe thinking and support and playing the game of the scene. We also practice our usual exercises for helping us be more succinct and powerful.

Improv Jam

Temescal Art Center

$10.00

We warm up with improv games, then do improvised scenes with various partners. This is a fun and supportive environment open to all.

Beginning to Intermediate Improv Class

Temescal Art Center

$20.00

This is an ongoing 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Improv Class

Temescal Art Center

$20.00

This is an ongoing class for those that are experienced with long-form improv and are motivated to take their scenework skills to higher levels. We focus on different improv skills over time, like getting into flow, practicing troupe thinking and support and playing the game of the scene. We also practice our usual exercises for helping us be more succinct and powerful.

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Beginning to Intermediate Improv Class

Temescal Art Center

$20.00

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