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

 

                                   Our Summer quarter of Improv Classes start in July!

 

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Try something new...take an improv class. Have fun, make new friends and tell YOUR story. Learn the basics of improvisation. Discover how to listen actively, to use your life to create stories, and work on the fundamental principles of improvisation.

 

We have campuses in downtown Seattle, Georgetown and on the eastside in Redmond. There are five levels of classes and additional specialty classes each quarter.

 

Discover the power of collaborative storytelling and connecting with your audience (on stage, at home, or at work). Step out of your shell, be funny and gain some incredible life skills. Add more spontaneity and playfulness to your life.  

 

Emphasis is 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. 

 

Your improv class will help you expand your skills including:

The art of improv

Improve public presentation or teaming skills

Overcome shyness

Public Speaking

Being Present

Creativity

Brainstorming

Active Listening

Building Ideas 

Affirming Ideas

Collaboration

Communication

Storytelling

Or, simply to meet others, have fun and laugh with a group of fun, easy-going people.

 

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 quarterly classes are $225 ($250 Final Registration after June 24). All quarterly classes are eight weeks long, meeting 2.5 hours once a week.

 

Unexpected Productions doesn't just teach improv skills, but skills that can apply to everyday life: verbal/non-verbal communication, creativity, acceptance of ideas, responding quicker in the moment, flexibility to change, problem-solving, and appropriate risk taking.

 

Multinational corporations based in Seattle, like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and Starbucks have integrated Unexpected Productions’ training into their daily operations. Local groups like the Space Needle, Virginia Mason, and Group Health have also integrated Unexpected Productions’ unique teachings. Now it's your turn.

 

Beginning Improv Classes

Georgetown Studios

650 South Orcas, Suite 101  Seattle WA 98108

8 Saturdays Starting July 9, 2016

1:00pm-3:30pm

8 Sundays Starting July 10, 2016

4:00-6:30 PM

8 Mondays Starting July 11, 2016

7:00pm-9:30pm

8 Tuesdays Starting July 12, 2016

7:00pm-9:30pm

8 Wednesdays Starting July 13, 2016

7:00pm-9:30pm

8 Thursdays Starting July 14, 2016

7:00pm-9:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

IMPROV 100 EASTSIDE- Intro to Improv - Build Confidence

Old Redmond Schoolhouse in Redmond

8 Tuesdays starting July 12th  7:00pm-9:30pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

Continuing Improv Education Classes

Classes start during the week of July 10th

 

IMPROV 200 Storytelling, The Power of Collaboration

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 Scene Building - Listen/Be Heard

Sundays 7-9:30, Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Old Redmond Schoolhouse

 

IMPROV 400 Narrative Exploration - Embracing Risk

Sundays 7-9:30, Georgetown Campus

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Old Redmond Schoolhouse

 

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

Tuesdays 7-9:30 Market Theater, Downtown Seattle

 

IMPROV 600 Advance Performance - Conquer Your Fear

Sundays 6-9:30 Market Theater, Downtown Seattle

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Johnstone's Impro System in Theory & Practice with Theresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D., 6/11 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM  $85
"We have to know why the games exist, or they'll be misused" ~ Keith Johnstone

In other words, know your improvisational theory! This workshop will focus on the key theories underpinning Johnstone's unique system of improvisational training as participants engage in several of Johnstone's most popular games, exercises, and techniques. As we play, participants will be encouraged to cultivate a deeper understanding of how the Impro System is not only supporting their process as an improviser but also enhancing interpersonal skills used onstage and off. 

Skills offered in class: Through a series of impro games, techniques, and theories exploring status, impulse, splitting-the-attention, narrative structure, circle of probability, and character development, improvisers will enhance skills used onstage and off.

Date: Saturday, June 11th
Time: 12-5 PM
Location: Market Theater
Maximum Students: 18
Cost: $85
Prerequisite: None

Intro To Hip Hop Improv with North Coast, 6/13 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $65
New York City's premier hip-hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beat-boxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its' characters. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene-work.

Skills offered in class:
- Freestyle rapping techniques 
- Detailed scene-work instruction
- Rhyming skills
- Hip hop improv approach

Date: 6/13 
Time: Class: 6:30-8:30, Show 9-10pm (Show Free to North Coast students)
Location: Unexpected Productions' Market Theater 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Maximum Students: 20 
Cost: $65 
Prerequisite: 200 level

Movement for Improvisers with Laura Doorneweerd, 7/9, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM $85 
All you need on a stage to create magic is your body and the space. They are your best friends and they can be anything. In this workshops we will use the basic principles of dance, viewpoints and physical theater to improve your improv skills. The workshop goes more in-depth on physical theater: moving, trusting your body, ensemble work and building the environment. A wonderful way to get out of your head, into your body and connected with your fellow improvisers. But most importantly: play great scenes.

Skills offered in class: physicality, non-verbal communication
Date: Saturday July 9th
Time: 12-5 PM
Location: Market Theater
Maximum Students: 16
Cost: $85
Prerequisite: at least 3 years of improv experience

 

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. 

 

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

About The School

Come play with us. Try something new...take an improv class. Have fun, make new friends and tell YOUR story. Learn 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.

Discover the power of collaborative storytelling and connecting with your audience (on stage, at home, or at work). Step out of your shell, be funny and gain some incredible life skills.

Add more spontaneity and playfulness to your life.  

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. 

This 8-week class will help you expand your skills including:

The art of improv

Improve public presentation or teaming skills

Overcome shyness

Public Speaking

Being Present

Creativity

Brainstorming

Active Listening

Building Ideas 

Affirming Ideas

Collaboration

Communication

Storytelling

Or, simply to meet others, have fun and laugh with a group of fun, easy-going peop

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 quarterly classes are $225. All quarterly classes are eight weeks long.

 

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