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Current 

Offerings

Online Learning

Bird City Improv has moved its education program online. Each class includes a variety of activities, including group games, solo work, peer dialogue, breakout room exercises, improvisation and class reflections. Our classes are a chance to meet new people and laugh while learning a new skill. At the end of each lesson, we host an optional Happy Hour for students to socialize. 

 

Classes are "low-cost to no-cost" with free and PWYC options to increase accessibility and disrupt classism. Our business model and curriculum are guided by a philosophy of wellness, equity, and social justice in the arts. Improvisation is the most team-oriented artform and its guiding principle "Yes, And" is predicated on affirmation and support. As such, our classes are inclusive spaces that respect individual experience, honor boundaries, and challenge systems of oppression. 

 

If you're interested in signing up, all you need to join is a device with a webcam. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” You don’t need to know any jokes. You just need to be brave, willing to learn, and willing to laugh. Below is a list of our current offerings.

Classes & Workshops

Adaptive Listening

Online Improv Workshop

w/ Keith Estrella

Sun., July 11, 2021

1:00-3:00 p.m. (EST)
18:00-20:00 (GMT)

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+ 

Learn how to create slow burn improv with five simple tools for listening deeply in this online workshop.

SOCIAL SATIRE

Advanced Improv Class

w/ Jacob Joseph & Tavish Forsyth

Thurs., July 1 - August 5, 2021

8:00-10:30 p.m. (EST)
PWYC | Scholarships | 18+ 

Learn how to tackle tough topics and taboo subjects through the lens of social justice and satire in this six-week class.

SOCIAL SATIRE

Advanced Improv Class

w/ Kim Scarfe & Tavish Forsyth

Mon., June 21 - July 27, 2021

6:00-8:30 p.m. (GMT)
1:00-3:30 p.m. (EST)

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+ 

Learn how to tackle tough topics and taboo subjects through the lens of social justice and satire in this six-week class.

Sketch

Online Writing Class

w/ Talya Tavor

Tues., June 1 - July 6, 2021
6:00-8:00 p.m. (EST) 

PWYC | Scholarship | 18+ 

In this six-week online class series, students learn how to write a variety of short funny scenes like those on SNL. 

Warrior Women

Online Improv Workshop

SOLD OUT

Saturday | June 5, 2021

10-1:15 (ET) | 3-6:15 (GMT)

FLEX | Scholarships | 18+ 

Embody change, speak truth to power and understand the psychology behind radical transformation using improv and resilience training.

Advanced Scenework

SOLD OUT

David Richman & Tavish Forsyth

Weds., June 2 - July 7, 2021
7:00-9:00 p.m. (EST) 

PWYC | Scholarship | 18+ 

Take your two-person improv scenes to the next level in this six week class for intermediate performers.

Improv Coaches

Bird City Improv readily provides coaching for seasoned improvisers. We'll work with you or your troupe to help you define your style, identify your strengths, and offer constructive feedback to take your performances to the next level. Contact us about our improv coaches. 

Acting Coaches

Want to know more about working in the theatre and film industry? Learn how to get an agent, find auditions and get paid for your talent. Whether you're an actor or an improviser, there's a large market waiting for you. Contact us about our acting coaches.