Why Take Improv?

In this fun and exciting interactive process, you will gain self-confidence, sharpen your communication skills, and learn the type of teamwork necessary to create something original and brilliant from scratch. Right from the start, our students are on their feet exploring hilarious exercises and skill-driven games in an incredibly supportive and fun environment under the guidance of our caring and experienced faculty,

Unexpected Productions’ 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!

All 100-600 classes are for ages 17+. Get ready to:

  • Discover the joy of spontaneous storytelling
  • Conquer fears
  • Improve your job skills
  • Spark creativity
  • Meet people/make new friends
  • Become a better listener
  • Be a better problem solver
  • HAVE A BLAST

Our celebrated education program is the most established improv school in the region. We host classes in two locations in downtown Seattle and in Redmond. We offer 7 levels of classes with 4 quarters a year. We also offer specialty improv classes, sketch and stand-up comedy classes from renowned teachers from around the globe.

Class Locations

Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater

1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

The Improv School – Georgetown Studios

650 South Orcas, Suite 101
Seattle WA 98108

Redmond Community Center at Marymoor

6505 176th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Redmond Senior Center

8703 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Fall 2018 Class Schedule
Improv 100
Dates
Day and Time
Location
Registration
Sept. 15 - Nov. 3
Saturday 1:00 - 3:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 16 - Nov. 4
Sunday 4:00 - 6:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 17 - Nov. 5
Monday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 18 - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 18 - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Redmond Community Center
Sept. 19 - Nov. 7
Wednesday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 20 - Nov. 8
Thursday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Improv 200
Sept. 15 - Nov. 3
Saturday 1:00-3:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 17 - Nov. 5
Monday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 18 - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30pm
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 18 - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Redmond Community Center
Sept. 19 - Nov. 7
Wednesday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Improv 300
Sept. 16 - Nov. 4
Sundays 7:00-9:30pm
Georgetown Studios
Sept. 19 - Nov. 6
Wendesdays 7:00-9:30pm
Georgetown Studios
Sept 18. - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Redmond Senior Center
Improv 400
Sept. 18 - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Sept 18. - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Redmond Senior Center
Improv 500
Sept. 18 - Nov. 6
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Market Theater
Improv 600
Sept. 16 - Nov. 4
Sunday 6:00-8:30PM
Market Theater
Improv 700
Sept. 20 - Nov. 8
Thursday 7:00-9:30PM
Georgetown Studios
Specialty Classes
Brainstorming and Pitching Sketch Comedy Workshop with Rich Talarico

Sept 22, 10 :00 – 5:00PM

Sketch writers! Learn to conceive and grow your ideas into undeniable pitches, pitch to draft and re-write. Learn how to conceive and gestate your ideas into undeniable pitches. This class will show you how to wring the most out of that first flash of an idea so that you are able to fully explore all the possibilities available. You’ll also learn how to contribute to other’s ideas in a writer’s room.
In this one-day workshop, sketch comedy and late night TV writer Rich Talarico will take you through some helpful exercises for the brainstorming an

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Sketchfest Weekend Sketch & Character Weekend Comedy Workshop with Rich Talarico

September 22 – September 23 , 10:00 AM  – 5:00 PM

Celebrating Sketchfest. Take both of Rich Talarico’s classes with a substantial discount.
Day One Sketch Comedy
Learn to conceive and grow your ideas into undeniable pitches, pitch to draft and re-write.
Day Two: Character Work
Learn how to line up your own choices with gifts from your teammates as you create each other’s characters instantly on stage. Sketch comedy and late night TV writer Rich Talarico will take you through some helpful exercises for the brainstorming and pitching processes in sketch comedy. Learn to take your ideas from first spark of conception to an undeniable pitch. Join Rich as he shares tips and insights from shows like SNL, MADtv, KEY & PEELE, THE TONIGHT SHOW and more. Talarico a 25 year improv vet and Alumnus of The Second City and Improv Olympic as He leads this character workshop that will leave you with many tools to create characters
instantly.

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Character/Point of View Improv Class with Rich Talarico

September 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Character = choice. Learn how to line up your own choices with gifts from your teammates as you create each other’s characters instantly on stage. Feel the power of POV – the choice that guides all choices. See how easy it is to discover your character’s worldview, the filter through which only you look, and how to keep “playing the game” of your character throughout a scene and a show. Join Rich Talarico a 25-year improv vet and Alumnus of The Second City and Improv Olympic as He leads this character workshop that will leave you with many tools to create characters instantly.

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Fundamentals of Improvised Hip Hop with Dre Anderson and Tiffany Swanson

October 15 – November 5, 7:00 – 9:30PM

An improvised introduction to the foundations of Hip-Hop, and ways to infuse elements of rhythm and poetry into your improv scenes. Utilizing improv games as gateways to the fundamental Five Pillars of Hip-Hop. Students learn how to create fully improvised hip-hop songs. Utilizing the fundamentals of improv, coupled with freestyling, beat-boxing, and crowd techniques, students gain a deeper understanding of hip-hop, its roots and how to utilize the elements of rhythm and poetry to amplify scene work and have even more fun on stage living the improviser’s dream.

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Fearless Physical Improv Workshop with Jay Hitt

Oct 18, 7:00 – 9:30PM

This class focuses on using physicality to communicate emotion, story, character and utilizing the scene’s environment. Prepare to laugh and sweat as Jay guides you to take your scene from talking heads to fully embodied characters that communicate through action. Improving your physicality will help you be more comfortable on stage from mime and object work to your physical presence. As an improviser your body is your instrument – Play it!

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Improvising with the Heart, Body and Mind with Liz Brammer and Tony Beeman

November 18, 1:00 – 6:00PM

Being truly present means a lot more than listening with the mind. Most experienced improvisers have learned to be intellectually present, but we too often fail to be simultaneously present at a physical and/or emotional level. This workshop will explore the sort of authentic presence that allows us to receive and make offers from the heart and body, not just the mind. We will explore the sort of mindfulness required to combine these three levels of presence through exercises, scene work, and exploration. By the end of the workshop, performers should have an increased awareness of how being fully present feels on stage, of the possibilities performing at this level allows, and of the tools and opportunities available to continue growing at this level of performance.

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Teen Improv

Unexpected Productions is excited to offer Youthprov, our teen improv class.

In Youthprov, 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. Student will have a blast, make friends and gain incredible life skills.

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.
Level 100 Dynamic YouthProv!: Teen Improv Class Ages 12+
9/15/2018 - 11/3/2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Georgetown Studio
RegistrationRegister 100
Level 200 Dynamic YouthProv!: Teen Improv Class Ages 12+
9/15/2018 - 11/3/2018
Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Georgetown Studios
RegistrationRegister 200