Unexpected Productions Improv School
The Largest Improv School in the Northwest!
What's New?

Improv for Teens

 
Unexpected Productions is excited to announce Improv for Teens,  a new class in our Youth Program! For years we have been producing the Hogan Cup, the first High School improvisation tournament, now we are adding a class to continue offering skills to youth.
 
Unexpected Productions is Seattle’s heart of improvisation and produces many shows of all kinds including Seattle TheatreSports, the Northwest’s longest running improvisation show.
 
In Improv for Teens, you will learn the fundamentals of good improvisation through games and exercises. Explore the basics of storytelling and spontaneous scene creation through strong characters, listening, narrative, self-confidence, spontaneity, and basic stage skills. The focus will be on creating ensemble work in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. We have a brand new space in Georgetown and are excited to share it with you.
Teen improvisation classes are broken into three sections – short form, character work and scenes – designed to lead the student to create and perform solid ground relationship based scenic work.
Teens Improvisers Will:
-        Study the fundamentals of improvisation.
-        Develop strong ensemble and character skills.
-        Develop stage presence.
-        Build patience, self-confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity. 
 
$100 ($105.99 including fees)- Class is 8 Tuesdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm starting March 24, 2015 at our brand new Georgetown Studios. 
 
Unexpected Productions Improv School
Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101
 
 

 Improv Into Sketch with Kevin McDonald

March 7, 10 AM -5 :30 PM, Unexpected Productions' Market Theater

Cost:$225   Only a few slots left    

Register Here  

      

Learn to take those funny improvised scenes and make them hilarious! Throughout the day you will learn how to write comedy through performance, and use improv as a writing tool. This is a rare opportunity to work with a master of comedy.

Students take improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the writing of each scene.

After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going away and finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed that night in a special show at Unexpected Productions

 

This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy.

 

Click here to Register for Sketch Into Comedy with Kevin McDonald  

 

                                    Our Spring quarter of Improv Classes start in March!

 

DuosLearn the basics of improvisation. Discover how to actively listen, to use your own life to create stories, and work on the fundamental principles of improvisation.

 

Emphasis will be placed on understanding and utilizing basic scene work skills, and most importantly, having fun. Lots of laughs and lots of stage time. Make new friends, and gain new skills. 

Thousands of students have passed through Unexpected Productions' improv classes. Their reasons varied, they were looking to:

 

 

  • Pursue the art of Improvisational theater
  • Improve their public presentation or teaming skills
  • Overcome shyness
  • To meet others
  • Or simply to have fun and laugh with a group of fun, easy-going people.

Unexpected Class word cloudProductions' teachers instruct the basics of improv, which are not only useful to improvisers, but to anybody wanting to work with others, as a member of a team, as an effective communicator, as a good listener, or simply as a friend!

 

With 30 years experience, Unexpected Productions' has had thousands of success stories, from groups of friends to stand-up-comedians, from successful improvisers to Hollywood Stars, and from local-business owners to Vice Presidents of Fortune 500 companies!

 

Our quarterly classes are one of the best values in town for acting/improv classes.  All quarterly classes are eight weeks long.

 

 

 

All classes are $225.00 (plus booking fees)

Many classes are now taught at our brand new Georgetown Studios!

Our new Georgetown Studios are located right behind the Georgetown Post Office. It is easily accessable via I-5 or Highway 99, or via bus lines 124, 106, 131, and 132. There is plenty of well lit, free parking as well, right near our front door! 

 

Beginning Improv Classes

 

Seattle 100 Level Sundays 

Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA  98108  

8 Sundays starting March 22, 2015  4:00pm-6:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DOWNTOWN 100 SUNDAYS

  

Seattle 100 Level Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays

Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA  98108  

8 weeks starting March 23, 24, 25, or 26  7:00pm-9:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Seattle 100 Level Wednesdays DAYTIME

Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA  98108  

8 weeks starting March 25   1:00pm-3:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Eastside 100 Level Tuesdays

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting March 24, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EASTSIDE 100 TUESDAYS

   

Continuing Improv Education Classes

 Seattle 200 Level Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA  98108

Classes start March 22, (Sundays) 4:00pm-6:30pm or

March 23, 24, or 26  (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)  7:00pm-9:30pm 

 

Eastside 200 Level Tuesdays

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting March 24, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Chazz Kaskes

 

 Seattle 300 Level Sundays or Wednesdays 

Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA  98108

Classes start March 22(Sundays) or March 25 (Tuesdays)  7:00pm-9:30pm

 

 

Eastside 300 Level Tuesdays 

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting March 24, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm 

 

Seattle 400 Level Sundays or Tuesdays 

8 Sundays starting March 22 7:00pm-9:30pm Georgetown Studios or

8 Tuesdays starting March 23 7:00pm-9:30pm Market Theater at Pike Place 

 

Eastside 400 Level Tuesdays 

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting March 24, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONTINUING IMPROV CLASSES

 

Advanced Improv Classes

 

Eastside Practice 500 - Mondays

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond 

8 Mondays starting March 23 2015  7:00pm-9:30pm  

(For students who have completed Improv 400 or above, or equivalent)

 

Seattle Practice 500 - Sundays
Market Theater at Pike Place 

8 Sundays starting March 22, 2015 3:00pm-5:30pm

(For students who have completed Improv 400 or above, or equivalent)

 

Advanced Improv Performance 
Market Theater at Pike Place 

8 Sundays starting March 22, 2015 6:00pm-8:30pm

(including a one hour public performance each Sunday from 7pm-8pm, starting week 2)

(For students who have completed Improv 500, or equivalent)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR ADVANCED IMPROV CLASSES

 

 

 

Why Take Improv Classes?

Why should you take improv classes?

Thousands of students have passed through Unexpected Productions' improv classes. Some are looking to pursue the art of Improvisational Theatre. Some are looking to improve their public presentation or team skills. Some are looking to overcome shyness, to meet others, or simply to have fun and laugh with a group of fun, easy-going people.

Whatever the reason, Unexpected Productions' teachers work hard to teach the basics of improv, which are not only useful to improvisers, but to anybody wanting to work with others, as a member of a team, as an effective communicator, as a good listener, or simply as a friend!

With 25 years experience, Unexpected Productions' teachers have had thousands of success stories, from groups of friends to stand-up-comedians, from successful improvisers to Hollywood Stars, and from local-business owners to Vice Presidents of Fortune 500 companies!

Our quarterly classes are one of the best values in town for acting / improv classes.  All quarterly classes are eight weeks long. 

About The School

Since its beginnings in 1986, the Unexpected Productions Improv School has become the largest and most established school of improv in the Northwest.

UP's improv classes have spawned many improv groups and well known improvisers, including several who have gone on to entertain and teach all over the USA.  They've also formed a lot of great relationships, including some of which haven't ended in terrible tragedy!

If you have any questions about the improv school, please contact us at school@unexpectedproductions.org.