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

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 100-600 classes are for ages 17+. 

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 6 levels of classes with 4 quarters a year. We also offer specialty improv classes, sketch and stand-up comedy classes from renowned teachers from around the globe.

 

WINTER 2018

Beginning Improv Classes 

Georgetown Studios

650 South Orcas, Suite 101  Seattle WA 98108

 

8 Saturdays Starting January 13, 2018

1:00pm-3:30pm

8 Sundays Starting January 14, 2018

4:00pm-6:30pm

8 Mondays Starting January 15, 2018

7:00pm-9:30pm

8 Tuesdays Starting January 16, 2018

7:00pm-9:30pm

8 Wednesdays Starting January 17, 2018

7:00pm-9:30pm

8 Thursdays Starting January 18, 2018

7:00pm-9:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

IMPROV 100 EASTSIDE- Intro to Improv - Build Confidence

New Redmond Community Center-  6505 176th Ave NE. Redmond WA

8 Tuesdays starting  January 16, 2018,  7:00pm-9:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

Continuing Improv Education Classes

Classes start during the week of January 14. 2017

(Please note that Continuing Improv Educations classes 200-600 are cumulative, and require the previous classes be taken with Unexpected Productions Improv School.  Execeptions must be approved by the Artistic Director or Education Coordinator). 

 

IMPROV 200 Storytelling, The Power of Collaboration

Sundays 4-6:30, Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 New Redmond Community Center

Wednesdays 7-9:30 Georgetown Campus

 

IMPROV 300 Scene Building - Listen/Be Heard

Sundays 7-9:30, Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Redmond Senior Center (RSC) 

 

IMPROV 400 Narrative Exploration - Embracing Risk

Sundays 7-9:30, Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Redmond Senior Center (RSC)

  

Improv 500 The "Art" of Improv - A Deeper Understanding

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Market Theater, Downtown Seattle

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Redmond (Location TBD)

 

IMPROV 600 Advance Performance - Conquer Your Fear

Sundays 6-9:30 Market Theater, Downtown Seattle

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

Unexpected Productions is excited to offer Youthprov, our teen improv class.  For years we have been producing the Hogan Cup, Seattl'e 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.

Class is 8 Saturdays, 10:30 00am-1:00 pm starting  Jan 13th, 2018 at our Improv School in Georgetown. 

In Youthprov, 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. Student will have a blast, make friends and gain incredible life skills. 

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. 

INSTRUCTOR 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. 

Unexpected Productions Improv School

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 TEEN IMPROV

 

 

 

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. 

Our standard improv classes are for ages 17 and up. Exceptions are at the discretion of the Education Director and/or teacher of the class. Watch for our kids camps and teen improv classes!

 

For questions, please email school@unexpectedproductions.org, or call us at 206-762-2239.

About The School

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.

Three Ways Improv Can Improve Your Career
You are forced to collaborate
You have to let go of judgment
You become a better listener
Fast Company Magazine, 1/31/14

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,
you will:
- 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

Three Ways You Can Hone Your Leadership Skills With Improv
1. Find Comfort In Uncomfortable Situations
2. Learn To Communicate And Listen
3. Start To Take Initiative
Forbes Magazine, March 9th, 2017

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!

3 Ways Improv Training Can Boost Business
1. Build Authentic Interactions
2. Be Flexible and Adapt on Your Feet
3. Building the Story Together
BCBusiness Magazine, 3/26/2017

All quarterly classes are $225-250. All quarterly classes are eight weeks long.
Classes are for ages 17 and up unless otherwise posted. Some exceptions may apply.

If you have any questions about the improv school, please contact us at school@unexpectedproductions.org.