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 100-700 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 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, 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

Fall Schedule Coming Soon
Improv 100
Dates
Day and Time
Location
Registration
Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
Saturday 1:30PM-3:30 PM
Online
Sept. 27 - Nov. 15
Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Online
Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Online
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Online
Sept. 30 - Nov. 18
Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Online
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Online
Improv 200
Sept. 27 - Nov. 15
Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
Mondays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Sept. 30 - Nov. 18
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Improv 300
Sept. 27 - Nov.15
Sundays 4:00-6:00pm
Online
Sept. 28 - Nov.16
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Online
Sept. 30 - Nov.18
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm
Online
Improv 400
Sept. 29 - Nov. 11
Tuesdays 7:00-9:90PM
Online
Improv 500
Sept. 29 -11/17
Tuesday 7:00-9:00PM
Online
Improv 600
Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
Sunday 6:00-8:30PM
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
Improv From Around the World Specialty Classes
Online Movement Class with Felipe Ortiz

Dates: September 1, 8, 15 and 22
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Movement just for the pleasure of connecting with your body. Improve the possibilities of your body in motion as you develop your mobility, strength, and flexibility.
Through some dance, physical theater, acrobatics, martial arts and movement techniques we will dive into a deep connection with our body and it´s possibilities.
We seek for a type of body that is expressive, available, and ready to react.
All bodies are different so we will explore what our possibilities and limits are.
This workshop is designed for actors, improvisers, dancers, circus artists and in general to everyone that is interested in exploring and connecting to movement

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Characters of Yourself with Keng-Sam Chane Chick Té

Dates: September 2, 9, 16 and 23
Time: 8-9:30 PM

What do you know about yourself that can feed your character? How, when, where and through what prism of thoughts will you be able to get through this line of work? This class will take you through this journey of character-based work, supported by physical and vocal exercises that will build on your instructor Keng-Sam Chane Chick Te’s work directing and performing improv all over the world as well as running the FERIIR festival on Reunion Island. Note that pants you’re comfortable moving in and a space you’re comfortable being loud in will be encouraged for this workshop!

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Movies to Improv with Gosia Róża Różalska

Dates: September 3, 10, 17 and 24
Time: 7-9:30 PM PDT

As improvisers, we are actors, directors, and screenwriters at the same time. But we are not fully aware, what kind of tools could make us better directors and screenwriters. During my directing studies in Film School, I spent many hours thinking, how to translate those film tools to improv.
In this workshop, you will find, what connects good improv with good directing… and what connects bad improv to bad directing. The hardest job is to communicate your own ideas to an actor, which make it easier when you are in both roles. Good directing is good communication. Director is responsible for his art. He must know, what he wants, what he wants to tell, what is important to him. At the same time, he must be aware, that it’s a process that may lead him in surprising directions, and must be ready to drop the images from his head. Are you ready to take the steer?
Batman and Joker. Simba and Scar. Good character. Bad character. We are judging so easily, aren’t we? But can we be 100% sure? Geralt of Rivia. Tyler Durden. Robin Hood. What makes someone good? Bad? What is the worst thing you did in life? And best? Why did do you it? Nobody is just good or bad. Let’s not take the easy way, don’t make our characters shallow. This workshop is for you to take your roles for serious, and make them full of truth, instead of stereotypes. So the audience could feel the flaws of heroes and reasons for villains. So we could leave the audience with questions, that they have to answer to themselves, and so they have something to talk about on their way home.

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Find Your Fire with Yuri Kinugawa

Dates: Mondays 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Time: 7-9:00 PM PDT

The pandemic, which prohibits contact between people, may be giving us a chance to confront ourselves. As a Japanese woman and a theatre artist, I think about why I continue to improvise in the context of Japanese culture, which values formulas (opposite of improvisation, through my own identity. Why does the fire that burns in the core of my heart continue to burn? In this workshop, we will return to the origins of expression and rediscover the existence of the flame in your heart. I will also introduce recent findings in cognitive science research on creativity and mastery, as well as my own research. I hope to explore artistic exercises and long-form as well as some lecture.

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Creating Stage-Worthy Personal Stories Workshop with Kent Whipple on Zoom

5 Sundays Sept. 13- Oct. 11 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Learn to tell a “Moth-type” story or any story on stage, work and with friends. Get comfortable on stage. 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 4 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.

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Teen Improv Classes Spring 2020

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-12:30pm
Location: Unexpected Productions Improv School, Georgetown Studios, 650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98108
Cost: $240  ($252.99 including fees)
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 12 and above

Teen Improv Classes Spring 2020
Dates
Day and Time
Location
Registration
March 28 - May 16
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Georgetown Studios
Teen Improv Camp 7/27-7/31
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Georgetown Studios