Unexpected Productions Improv School
The Largest Improv School in the Northwest!
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Class Description
 
During a long form Harold, we are given the opportunity to develop detailed believable characters and organic story lines through scenes and monologues. During this workshop, we will delve into several formats of the Harold, concentrating on transitions, recall and creating memorable scenes using this fascinating improv form. 
 
Unexpected Productions Improv School Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas
Seattle, WA 98108
 
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:30
Maximum 15 students
Cost: $85.00
 
Prerequisite: Must have completed 100 or equivalent
 
About the Instructor, Randy Dixon: 
 
"On top of being an art form, improvisation is a force for good encouraging people to listen, cooperate, and stimulate their imagination, their creativity and their generosity without imposing some kind of ideology on them. This force needs to be spread, and I believe Randy Dixon deserves to be at the core of this venture."
 
Mignon Reme, Artistic Director of Hidden Shakespeare in Hamburg, Germany.
 
Randy Dixon is one of the most experienced improvisational artists in the Northwest. He has extensive experience in teaching and directing the Harold format. He is considered the creator of the “Seattle Harold.” He has appeared on television, film and local stages. In 1983, he was a founding member of Unexpected Productions, home to Seattle's longest running show, Seattle TheatreSports™. Randy has served as the Artistic Director of Unexpected Productions since 1988. He has conceived, directed, and acted in thousands of shows. He is also the founder of the international improvisation group, Orcas Island Project.
 
Randy teaches, performs and directs improvisational theater all over the world. His book on improvisation, Being Present: Spontaneous Storytelling and the Art of Improvisation was published in German. In addition, he consults with many companies and corporations using applied improvisation. Randy has a B.F.A. in Drama and a Master's Degree in Mythological Studies.

 Order tickets via Eventbrite:

 
Class Description
 
During a long form Harold, we are given the opportunity to develop detailed believable characters and organic story lines through scenes and monologues. During this workshop, we will delve into several formats of the Harold, concentrating on transitions, recall and creating memorable scenes using this fascinating improv form. 
 
Unexpected Productions Improv School Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas
Seattle, WA 98108
 
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:30
Maximum 15 students
Cost: $85.00
 
Prerequisite: Must have completed 100 or equivalent
 
About the Instructor, Randy Dixon: 
 
"On top of being an art form, improvisation is a force for good encouraging people to listen, cooperate, and stimulate their imagination, their creativity and their generosity without imposing some kind of ideology on them. This force needs to be spread, and I believe Randy Dixon deserves to be at the core of this venture."
 
Mignon Reme, Artistic Director of Hidden Shakespeare in Hamburg, Germany.
 
Randy Dixon is one of the most experienced improvisational artists in the Northwest. He has extensive experience in teaching and directing the Harold format. He is considered the creator of the “Seattle Harold.” He has appeared on television, film and local stages. In 1983, he was a founding member of Unexpected Productions, home to Seattle's longest running show, Seattle TheatreSports™. Randy has served as the Artistic Director of Unexpected Productions since 1988. He has conceived, directed, and acted in thousands of shows. He is also the founder of the international improvisation group, Orcas Island Project.
 
Randy teaches, performs and directs improvisational theater all over the world. His book on improvisation, Being Present: Spontaneous Storytelling and the Art of Improvisation was published in German. In addition, he consults with many companies and corporations using applied improvisation. Randy has a B.F.A. in Drama and a Master's Degree in Mythological Studies.

 

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.