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 18+. 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 online. We offer 6 levels of classes with 4 quarters a year. We also offer specialty improv classes, storytelling, sketch and stand-up comedy classes from renowned teachers from around the globe.

All Classes are Online

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

Spring 2021 Schedule
Improv 100
Dates
Day and Time
Location
Registration
March 13 - May 1
Saturdays 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
March 14 - May 9
Sundays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
March 16 - May 4
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
March 17 - May 5
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
March 18 - May 6
Thursdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Improv 200
March 13 - May 1
Saturdays 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
March 16 - May 4
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
March 17 - May 5
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Improv 300
March 15 - May
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Online
March 18 - May 6
Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Online
Improv 400
March 16 - May 4
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00PM
Online
Improv 500
March 16 - May 4
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00PM
Online
Improv 600
March 14 - May 9 (skipping Easter Sunday)
Sundays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Introducción a la Improvisación en Español

Introducción a la Improvisación en Español. ¿Cómo lo hacen? Aprende lo básico de la improvisación. Descubra y practique el cómo escuchar mejor, usar su propia experiencia de vida para crear historias y trabajar en los principios fundamentales de la improvisación. La clase se centrará en la formación de equipos y en el concepto de que “si tu compañero se ve bien, tú te verás bien”. Se hará hincapié en comprender y utilizar las habilidades básicas de trabajo en escena y, lo que es más importante, divertirse. Muchas risas y clases muy activas. Bajo la guía de nuestra increíble de instructora, aprenderás a:

  • Ser un mejor oyente
    • Conquista los miedos
    • Espontaneidad
    • Conoce gente nueva / Haz nuevos amigos
    • A ser un mejor solucionador de problemas
    • Desarrollar confianza en ti mismo
    • Aceptar equivocarse con más facilidad
    • Decir más “si” en tu vida
    • Salir de tu zona de confort
    • Conviértete en un mejor orador público
    • Descubre más sobre ti mismo

Estar en el aquí y ahora

Todos los estudiantes comienzan en este nivel. Es un requisito para los otros niveles.

Introducción a la Improvisación en Español – La Primavera
Fecha
Dia y Hora
Locativo
Registrador
Specialty Classes
Comedic Storytelling with Margot Leitman

Sunday, Feb. 21st, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Each student should leave class with a basic concept of how to make painful, strange, or even mundane life experiences funny. The students will learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous, relatable material, which unifies an audience, making them laugh at their own experiences through the student’s performance. Students will leave class with a strong direction of how to structure a story for comedic purposes. Additional focus will be on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty.

Date : Sun Feb. 21st 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Maximum Students: 10
Cost: $90
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 18+

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Developing Your Voice: for Singers, Actors, and Storytellers

Saturdays 3/6 &13 from 11am -12:30

Developing Your Voice: for Singers, Actors and Storytellers with UP music teachers Guy Nelson and Sarah Hanchar
Find your voice, understand how it works as an instrument, and learn tools to become a better singer, speaker or performer.
This online class is open to anyone who wants to learn to sing and speak with control and confidence. All levels are welcome, no experience necessary.

You’ll learn to create a full, resonant sound and project your voice as a performer in any musical style. The instructors use fun, playful and proven techniques that encourage exploration without judgment or failure. You’ve always dreamed of being a real singer, right? This class is the perfect way to make that happen!

Two 90-minute classes taught on Zoom.
Saturdays 3/6 &13 from 11am -12:30
Level: Basic-Intermediate with Advanced performers welcome to attend. No experience needed. Age requirement: 18 and older

Content:
How the vocal apparatus produces sound
Breathing and tone production
Resonance and projection
Singing on vowels, emphasis with consonants
Simple daily exercises
Examples and analysis

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Creating Stage-Worthy Personal Narrative Stories Online Workshop

6 Sundays March 14 – April 18 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn to tell a “Moth-type” story or any story on stage, online, at work and with friends. Get comfortable on stage or online. This workshop explores the art of oral storytelling including story creation, enhancement, and presentation. Learn simple practical story guidelines and step-by-step tools, to create incredible honest stories from your life experience. Kent’s personable presentation style on the creative process combined with small groups, large groups, and individual writing and improv exercises will take you through a fun process of developing a stage-worthy story over 6 weeks. Learn how to share stories that are genuine, generous, and vulnerable in a fun creative space. We use the writing tools from Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones, narrative improv games, the use of sense memory, and unique storytelling techniques to create a “stage-worthy” story. This workshop is perfect for novice storytellers, or a chance to add to the skillset of a seasoned performer. Come share your story.

Skills offered in class:
Successful storytelling techniques
How to identify story arc
identify the difference of scenic detail versus narrative description
How to create story stakes
How to identify story-worthy material
How to gain audience trust
Become comfortable on stage or online
Objective: To create a stage-worthy to be presented in front of a live audience

Dates : 6 Sundays March 14 – April 25 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is mandatory as it sets the agenda for the entire quarter. If you think you will have to miss the first class, please consider registering for the next time the class is offered.

Location: Zoom
Performance: Class participants are invited to tell their stories at a live online performance showcase (not required)
Maximum Students: 8
Cost: $200
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 18+

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Teen Improv Classes Online Spring 2021

Why Improv for Teens? In Youthprov, students learn the fundamentals of good improvisation through games and exercises. The games are fun and entertaining but they are also a creative process that encourages support, active listening being present, and intelligent risk-taking on and off the stage.
We help teens build self-confidence, public speaking ability, and cooperation all while having a blast! Our classes boost our student’s confidence, curiosity, and creativity.

Improv teaches us to accept mistakes as gifts and communicate thoughts and ideas more effectively. AND, LIKE WE MENTIONED… IT’S FUN!

The focus is on creating ensemble work in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Students have a blast, make friends and gain incredible life skills.

Students take classes to:
• Improve listening skills
• Improve their public presentation skills
• Gain amazing teaming skills
• Overcome shyness
• Build confidence
• Improve communication skills
• Think on their feet
• Take intelligent risks
• Come out of their shell
• Have a safe place to take risks

Dates: 8 Saturday classes
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Online
Cost: $240  ($252.99 including fees)
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 12 and above

Teen Improv Classes Online Spring 2021
Dates
Day and Time
Location
Registration
March 13 - May 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online