Unexpected Productions Improv School
The Largest Improv School in the Northwest!
What's New?

8/23 12:00PM – 5:30PM Being the Improviser Other Improvisers Want to Play With! with Paul Levy 

I really enjoy improvising with him! She is so fun to perform with. I always trust that she’s going to take care of me on stage. He never leaves me hanging in a scene. He is always so committed in scenes, he makes me commit too. When I do a scene with her, I feel so connected to the story we are telling, like we’re always on the same page. His offers are always clear, I never have to guess what’s going on. I want to be like that! So I’m taking Paul Levy’s workshop on August 23rd to start becoming the improviser other improvisers want to play with.
 
PreReqs: This class is for advanced improvisers only. Must completed 400 level or about, or at the teacher’s discretion. 
Cost: $85
Limit: Limited to 18
Time: 12:00PM– 5:30PM
 
 
Bio:
Levy joined Unexpected Productions in 1995. He performs regularly in U.P. shows. He has taught various levels at Unexpected Production from 100 – 500, educating adults on basic improvisational skills and spontaneous storytelling. He has taught and performed improv around the globe, including Austria, Germany, France, Canada and the U.S. Paul also works with various clients to bring improvisation and creativity to the corporate world. When not teaching and improvising, Paul works on the creative side of PR and Marketing.

THE NAKED COMEDY LAB: A workshop in hilarious vulnerability with Deanna Fleysher

Naked Comedy demands your body, your guts, and all your fluids. We want to see how funny you can be without thinking or trying. Through play, we will explore your unique connection to the audience, the bravery required to be vulnerable, and the gratification that comes with letting go. Expose yourself (metaphorically speaking), and make people laugh. 

This work is very physical. Workout wear only. No shoes, no jeans. You’re lucky you’re allowed to wear clothes. 

Cost: $85

Limit: Limited to 18

Time: 12:00PM– 5:30PM

Register Here: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-naked-comedy-lab-a-workshop-in-hilarious-vulnerability-with-deanna-fleysher-tickets-12626368809

 

DEANNA FLEYSHER is a comedy artist, teacher and director. Trained in Lecoq-style clown, bouffon, improv comedy and physical theater, she created Foreplay, an erotic improv comedy show which ran for a year at the People’s Improv Theater in NY and was featured at the Chicago Improv Festival. She created, produced and starred in Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir and The Kapinski Private Eye Academy at the NY Clown Theatre Festival. With her solo show BUTT KAPINSKI, she has won accolades and awards across North America. She is the director and co-writer of  Red Bastard, the internationally acclaimed bouffon show. She currently leads Naked Comedy labs in Los Angeles. 

 

 

Open scene work and games will be played with an emphasis on direct feedback. Want to know how you are doing? Have consistent problems? Problems and habits that you have, that are hard to break? Come and hear exactly what you need to hear to make your specific work better.

 
4 Classes- Mondays, starting September 8, 2014.  7pm-9:30pm
Class Size: 12 Students
Must have completed Improv 400 or equivalent to register. All students should be ready and willing to accept both positive and constructive feedback from your instructor and other students throughout the class.
$150 for four classes
 
 
OLD REDMOND SCHOOLHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER 
16600 NE 80TH STREET
REDMOND, WA 98052

 9/20 12:00PM – 5:30PM Monologues and Solo Work with Randy Dixon

Covers an approach to doing monologues onstage. Working from fundamentals the students will learn being comfortable onstage and sharing a monologue. This class will also build skills around how to support a monologue being performed by a scene partner.
 
Cost: $85
Limit: Limited to 18
Time: 12:00PM– 5:30PM
 
“On top of being an art form, improvisation is a force for good encouraging people to listen, cooperate, 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 is a co-founder of Unexpected Productions and improve veteran with more than 30 years’ experience. He has travelled the world teaching, directing, and performing in theater and improvisation. He is currently Artistic Director of Unexpected Productions and of The Orcas Island Project, a group of international theater artists he founded in 2005.

 9/20 12:00PM – 5:30PM Monologues and Solo Work with Randy Dixon

Covers an approach to doing monologues onstage. Working from fundamentals the students will learn being comfortable onstage and sharing a monologue. This class will also build skills around how to support a monologue being performed by a scene partner.
 
Cost: $85
Limit: Limited to 18
Time: 12:00PM– 5:30PM
 
“On top of being an art form, improvisation is a force for good encouraging people to listen, cooperate, 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 is a co-founder of Unexpected Productions and improve veteran with more than 30 years’ experience. He has travelled the world teaching, directing, and performing in theater and improvisation. He is currently Artistic Director of Unexpected Productions and of The Orcas Island Project, a group of international theater artists he founded in 2005.

 

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.