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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 social hour for folks to gather, talk, and laugh. 

Classes are "low-cost to no-cost" with flexible pricing and pay-what-you-choose scholarships to increase accessibility and disrupt capitalism. Our business model and curriculum are guided by a philosophy of liberation, wellness, equity 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 and culture, 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

Comedy Improv

Online Improv Class

w/ Tashika Campbell

Mon., Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, 2021

7:00-9:00pm (EST)

6:00-8:00 p.m. (CST)

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+  

Be bold, funny, and mischievous in this online improv comedy class. Learn how to explore comedic premises and play the patterns with Tashika Campbell. 

The Monoscene

4-Week Online Series

w/ Julia Hall

Tuesdays, Oct. 5 - Oct. 26

7-9 p.m. (EST) | 6-8 p.m. (CST)
PWYC | Scholarships | 18+ 

What happens when the scene never ends? The Monoscene! Create a fully improvised play, while exploring narrative and ensemble performance in this October class. 

Creating Characters

Online Improv Class

w/ Blue Cavell-Allette

Weds., Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 2021

7:00-9:00 p.m. (EST)
6:00-8:00 p.m. (CST)

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+ 

Create unique, moving characters with strong points of view. Tap into your personal mythology and motivate your mischief in this six-week series with Blue.

Social Justice

Online Class Series

w/ Kim Scarfe & Tavish Forsyth
Weds., Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 2021
7:00-9:30 p.m. (EST)
6:00-8:30 p.m. (CST)

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+

Tackle tough topics, taboo subjects and explore comedic advocacy through the lens of liberation and satire in this six-week class series.

Pretty Flower

4-Week Online Class Series

w/ Jacob Joseph

Sat., Oct. 10 - Oct. 30, 2021
2:00-4:00 p.m. (EST)
19:00-21:00 (GMT)

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+

Transform the stage with flashbacks and teleportation. Come explore a narrative style of improv called The Pretty Flower with Jacob Joseph.

Political Comedy

COMING NOVEMBER

w/ Talya Tavor & Tavish Forsyth

PWYC | Scholarships | 18+

This class is for writers dedicated to liberation, justice, and satire. It is open to artists that have successfully completed Social Justice Improv.

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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.