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

 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.

 

                                    Our next quarter of Improv Classes start in October!

 

DuosLearn the basics of improvisation. Discover how to actively listen, to use your own life to create stories, and work on the fundamental principles of improvisation.

 

Emphasis will be placed on understanding and utilizing basic scene work skills, and most importantly, having fun. Lots of laughs and lots of stage time. Make new friends, and gain new skills. 

Thousands of students have passed through Unexpected Productions' improv classes. Their reasons varied, they were looking to:

 

 

  • Pursue the art of Improvisational theater
  • Improve their public presentation or teaming skills
  • Overcome shyness
  • To meet others
  • Or simply to have fun and laugh with a group of fun, easy-going people.

Unexpected Class word cloudProductions' 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!

 

With 30 years experience, Unexpected Productions' has 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.

 

All classes are $225.00

 

Beginning Improv Classes

 

Downtown 100 Level Sundays

TPS, Seattle Center, 4th floor in the Armory/Center House

8 Sundays starting October 12, 2014  7:00pm-9:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DOWNTOWN 100 SUNDAYS

  

Downtown 100 Level Tuesdays  

TPS, Seattle Center, 4th floor in the Armory/Center House

8 Tuesdays starting October 14, 2014  7:00pm-9:30pm 

  (NOTE:  The Oct. 14 and Oct 21 classes will be held in an alternate Downtown Seattle Location, which will be advised via email prior to the first class.  Classes 3-8 will be held at TPS) 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DOWNTOWN 100 TUESDAYS

  

Eastside 100 Level Tuesdays

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting October 14, 2014 7:00pm-9:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EASTSIDE 100 TUESDAYS

   

Continuing Improv Education Classes

 Downtown 200 Level Sundays or Tuesdays 
Market Theater at Pike Place 

Classes start October 14, 2014 (Tuesdays) or October 12, 2014 (Sundays)  7:00pm-9:30pm 

 

Eastside 200 Level Tuesdays

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting October 14, 2014 7:00pm-9:30pm

 

Downtown 300 Level Tuesdays 
Market Theater at Pike Place 

Classes start October 14, 2014   7:00pm-9:30pm

 

Downtown 400 Level Tuesdays 
Market Theater at Pike Place 

Classes start October 14, 2014   7:00pm-9:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONTINUING IMPROV CLASSES

 

Advanced Improv Classes

 

Eastside Advanced Practice - Mondays

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond 

8 Mondays starting October 13, 2014 7:00pm-9:30pm  

(For students who have completed Improv 300 or above, or equivalent)

 

Downtown Practice 500 - Sundays
Market Theater at Pike Place 

8 Sundays starting October 12, 2014 3 3:00pm-5:30pm

   

Advanced Improv Performance 
Market Theater at Pike Place 

8 Sundays starting October 12, 2014 3 6:00pm-8:30pm

(including a one hour public performance each Sunday from 7pm-8pm)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR ADVANCED IMPROV CLASSES

 

 

 

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.