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

Spring 2020 Online Schedule
Improv 100
Dates
Day and Time
Location
Registration
June 6 - Aug 1 (skipping July 4)
Saturday 1:30PM-4:00PM
Online
June 7 - Aug 2 (skipping July 5)
Sunday 4:00-6:30PM
Online
June 8 - July 27
Monday 7:00-9:30PM
Online
June 9 - July 28
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Online
June 10 - July 29
Wednesday 7:00-9:30PM
Online
June 11 - July 30
Thursday 7:00-9:30PM
Online
Improv 200
June 7 - Aug 2 (skipping July 5)
Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online
June 8 - July 27
Monday 7:00-9:30PM
Online
June 9 - July 28
Tuesday 7:00-9:30pm
Online
June 10 - July 29
Wednesday 7:00-9:30pm
Online
Improv 300
June 7 - Aug 2 (skipping July 5)
Sundays 4:00-6:30pm
Online
June 8 - July 27
Mondays 7:00-9:30pm
Online
June 10 - July 29
Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm
Online
Improv 400
June 9 - July 28
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30PM
Online
June 11 - July 30
Thursdays 7:00-9:30PM
Online
Improv 500
June 9 - July 28
Tuesday 7:00-9:30PM
Online
Improv 600
June 7 - Aug 2 (skipping July 5)
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
Online Classes & Workshops
Improv Taster: An Online Intro to Improv with Jill Farris and Paul Levy

April 28, 7:00pm – 8:30

Get a taste of what it means to improvise in this one-night online event hosted by Jill Farris and Paul Levy. Spend an evening learning how the principles of Yes And, Active Listening, and Taking Care of Your Scene Partner combine to create spontaneously improvised scenes. Discover the joy of being present and available in the moment through games that engage and delight.

This class is by donation only.

Sign up for a fun and enlightening 90-minute introduction to the art of improvisation.

No Experience Necessary. You must be 18 or older.

Register
Online Improv Workout for the Intermediate Improviser May 4

May 4, 7:00-8:30

This 90-minute online workshop will lead the intermediate improviser through games, exercises, and open scenes to further skills and reinforce improv principals. Receive feedback and constructive critique in a supportive class with UP Veteran Paul Levy and Education Director Jill Farris. It’s a Zoom workout for the improviser who wants to bring UP to their living room.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop

Prerequisite: Improv 100 and 200.
When: Monday, May 4 from 7-8:30pm
Location: In your living room on Zoom!
Must be 18 or older

Register
Improv Taster: An Online Intro to Improv with Jill Farris and Paul Levy

May 5, 7:00pm – 8:30

Get a taste of what it means to improvise in this one-night online event hosted by Jill Farris and Paul Levy. Spend an evening learning how the principles of Yes And, Active Listening, and Taking Care of Your Scene Partner combine to create spontaneously improvised scenes. Discover the joy of being present and available in the moment through games that engage and delight.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop

Sign up for a fun and enlightening 90-minute introduction to the art of improvisation.

No Experience Necessary. You must be 18 or older.

Register
Story Incubator with Kent Whipple

May 10, 3:00- 5:30

How do you come up with a story idea? In this online workshop, we use different techniques to identify ways to create story ideas. We use the timed writings, writing prompts, story development techniques from major national storytelling shows, and anecdotes to create a “stage-worthy” idea that can be crafted into a story.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop
Prerequisite: Storytelling Experience
When: Sunday, May 10 from 3-5pm
Location: In your living room on Zoom!
Must be 18 or older

Register
Online Improv Workout for the Intermediate Improviser May

May 11, 7:00-8:30

This 90-minute online workshop will lead the intermediate improviser through games, exercises, and open scenes to further skills and reinforce improv principals. Receive feedback and constructive critique in a supportive class with UP Veteran Paul Levy and Education Director Jill Farris. It’s a Zoom workout for the improviser who wants to bring UP to their living room.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop
Prerequisite: Improv 100 and 200.
When: Monday, May 11 from 7-8:30pm
Location: In your living room on Zoom!
Must be 18 or older

Register
Improv Taster: An Online Intro to Improv with Jill Farris and Paul Levy

May 12 7:00pm – 8:30

Get a taste of what it means to improvise in this one-night online event hosted by Jill Farris and Paul Levy. Spend an evening learning how the principles of Yes And, Active Listening, and Taking Care of Your Scene Partner combine to create spontaneously improvised scenes. Discover the joy of being present and available in the moment through games that engage and delight.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop

Sign up for a fun and enlightening 90-minute introduction to the art of improvisation.

No Experience Necessary. You must be 18 or older.

Register
Mime Online with Jay Hitt

May 14, 7:00- 8:00

Mimes are able to create full environments and objects using only their skill and imagination. How do they do it? This class will introduce you to the answer. You’ll be introduced to the basic skills a mime uses to transform an empty space into a full world of endless possibilities.

Date: 5/14

Time: 7-8pm

This class will be on Zoom

Maximum Students: 12

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop

Prerequisite: All levels welcome

Register
Online Improv Workout for the Intermediate Improviser

May 18, 7:00-8:30

This 90-minute online workshop will lead the intermediate improviser through games, exercises, and open scenes to further skills and reinforce improv principals. Receive feedback and constructive critique in a supportive class with UP Veteran Paul Levy and Education Director Jill Farris. It’s a Zoom workout for the improviser who wants to bring UP to their living room.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop
Prerequisite: Improv 100 and 200.
When: Monday, May 18 from 7-8:30pm
Location: In your living room on Zoom!
Must be 18 or older

Register
Improv Taster: An Online Intro to Improv with Jill Farris and Paul Levy

May 19 7:00pm – 8:30

Get a taste of what it means to improvise in this one-night online event hosted by Jill Farris and Paul Levy. Spend an evening learning how the principles of Yes And, Active Listening, and Taking Care of Your Scene Partner combine to create spontaneously improvised scenes. Discover the joy of being present and available in the moment through games that engage and delight.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop

Sign up for a fun and enlightening 90-minute introduction to the art of improvisation.

No Experience Necessary. You must be 18 or older.

Register
Online Improv Workout for the Intermediate Improviser

May 25, 7:00-8:30

This 90-minute online workshop will lead the intermediate improviser through games, exercises, and open scenes to further skills and reinforce improv principals. Receive feedback and constructive critique in a supportive class with UP Veteran Paul Levy and Education Director Jill Farris. It’s a Zoom workout for the improviser who wants to bring UP to their living room.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop
Prerequisite: Improv 100 and 200.
When: Monday, May 25 from 7-8:30pm
Location: In your living room on Zoom!
Must be 18 or older

Register
Improv Taster: An Online Intro to Improv with Jill Farris and Paul Levy

May 26 7:00pm – 8:30

Get a taste of what it means to improvise in this one-night online event hosted by Jill Farris and Paul Levy. Spend an evening learning how the principles of Yes And, Active Listening, and Taking Care of Your Scene Partner combine to create spontaneously improvised scenes. Discover the joy of being present and available in the moment through games that engage and delight.

A Pay What You Can Workshop
Preregistration required. Registration closes a half-hour before the workshop

Sign up for a fun and enlightening 90-minute introduction to the art of improvisation.

No Experience Necessary. You must be 18 or older.

Register
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