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

 

                                    Our FALL quarter of Improv Classes start in late September!

 

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.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird Registration (Now through August 23, 2015)- $199

Regular Registration (August 24-September 23, 2015)- $225

Late Registration (September 24-Start of Class)- $250

 

Beginning Improv Classes

 

Seattle 100 Level-  Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays

Georgetown Studios
650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA  98108  

8 weeks starting  September 27, 28, 29, 30, or October 1, 2015  7:00pm-9:30pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 

Eastside 100 Level Tuesdays 

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting September 29, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

 

 

   

Continuing Improv Education Classes

 

Improv 200

Sundays 4-6:30, Georgetown Campus

Mondays 7-9:30 Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Old Redmond Schoolhouse

Wednesdays 7-9:30 Georgetown Campus

 

Improv 300

Sundays 7-9:30, Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Old Redmond Schoolhouse

 

Improv 400

Sundays 7-9:30, Georgetown Campus

 

Improv 500

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Market Theater, Downtown Seattle

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Old Redmond Schoolhouse

 

Advanced Performance

Sundays 6-9:30 Market Theater, Downtown Seattle

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

 

 

 

 SPECIALTY CLASSES

Specialty Class: Improvising Bollywood with Improv Comedy Mumbai

Learn the Bollywood style with the masters of the genre. Improv Comedy Mumbai. Four teachers will instruct you how to incorporate music, dance, high-stakes characters and comedy into your improv tool box. It is only $85 for this fun afternoon.

Have you ever been in an improv show and get the suggestion of Bollywood? Have you felt stumped on what to do? Learn how to improvise in the style of a Bollywood film from the troupe from the land of Bollywood with members of Improv Comedy Mumbai.

Improv Comedy Mumbai has performed Improvised Bollywood in Amsterdam, Berlin, Toronto, and London. Experience how to create unique and interesting stage pictures of improvised dancers while integrating dynamic expressive songs based around important plot points of a musical number such as Hero Song, Love Song, Sad Song, and Item Song. Learn all the great clichés that makes Bollywood what it is today.

This highly interactive class will give the students lots of stage time to try out their singing and dancing skills. Accompanied by the highly talented musician Eeshan Trpathi get the full experience of Improvised singing and dance Mumbai Style.

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:30

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IMPROVISING BOLLYWOOD

 

TEEN SUMMER CAMP

Unexpected Productions’ Teen Improv Summer Camp

Hey teens, spend a week working with Seattle’ premiere improv company. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Seattle’s best and most experienced improv teachers and performers. We create a fun and supportive environment within which you will explore, develop, and succeed (and have a blast).

For years, Unexpected Productions has produced the Hogan Cup, the first High School improvisation tournament.  We are taking 30 years of experience and creating a camp just for you!

The week will culminate on July 24th, with a performance at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater!


A Week of FUN!

Over the course of 5 days, improvisers ages 12 and above will explore the unique process of improvisation. Each day, students dive into an exciting array of expertly crafted theater games, improvisational exercises, ensemble-building activities and performance opportunities.

With our industry-leading artists as their guide, students build the performance skills necessary to deliver an impressive and hilarious end-of-session show for friends and family. Our students will play many of the same performance pieces you’ve seen our professionals present at Theatresports, every Friday and Saturday night. Even more importantly, our improvisers support students as they discover the many benefits of improv off-stage—new friendships, stronger communication skills, confidence in imagination, applied creativity, collaboration, and openness to new ideas.

 

Rates & Details

Age: Our program is created for teens 12 and up.

Experience: No previous improv or theater experience is required or necessary.

When: July 20th-24th

Each session runs Monday-Thursday from 10:30AM – 12:30PM, and Friday from 2:30pm-5:30pm, with the performance at 5:30pm. 

 

Unexpected Productions’ Improv School

Georgetown Studios

650 South Orcas, Suite 101

Seattle, WA 98108

 

The Show: The week will end with a performance on Friday, July 24th at 5:30PM.

 

Tuition: $199

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR TEEN SUMMER CAMP

 
 
 
 
IMPROV FOR TEENS
 

Unexpected Productions is excited to announce Improv for Teens,  a new class in our Youth Program! For years we have been producing the Hogan Cup, the first High School improvisation tournament, now we are adding a class to continue offering skills to youth.

Unexpected Productions is Seattle’s heart of improvisation and produces many shows of all kinds including Seattle TheatreSports, the Northwest’s longest running improvisation show.

In Improv for Teens, you will learn the fundamentals of good improvisation through games and exercises. Explore the basics of storytelling and spontaneous scene creation through strong characters, listening, narrative, self-confidence, spontaneity, and basic stage skills. The focus will be on creating ensemble work in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. We have a brand new space in Georgetown and are excited to share it with you.

Teen improvisation classes are broken into three sections – short form, character work and scenes – designed to lead the student to create and perform solid ground relationship based scenic work.

Teens Improvisers Will:

-        Study the fundamentals of improvisation.

-        Develop strong ensemble and character skills.

-        Develop stage presence.

-        Build patience, self-confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity. 

Sara Carmer McMahon is a frequent performer and teacher with Unexpected Productions. She can be seen most weekends in the Happy Hour show. A few past UP shows you may have seen her in include:  Bubbles in the Wine: Improvised Lawrence Welk, Improvised Hitchcock, Afterlife, Truth or Dare, and Play to Play. 

Sara graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and has been acting here in Seattle for the past 20 years. 

She has been teaching improv to Teens all over Seattle for 10 years! She finds great satisfaction exploring the art of improv with teens. 

Class is 8 Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:30pm starting September 30, 2015 at our  Georgetown Studios. 

Unexpected Productions Improv School

Georgetown Studios

650 South Orcas, Suite 101

Seattle, WA  98108  

 

Our  Georgetown Studios are located right behind the Georgetown Post Office. It is easily accessible via I-5 or Highway 99, or via bus lines 124, 106, 131, and 132. There is plenty of well lit, free parking as well, right near our front door! 

 

**Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel before the first class, we offer credit only towards future classes. We are unable to offer refunds.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IMPROV FOR TEENS

 

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.