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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

Scenework

Online Improv Class

w/ Kim Scarfe

Mondays, Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2021

7:00-9:00 p.m. (EDT)  

PWYC | FREE | 18+ 

In this six week online class series, students learn the basics of improv and theatrical scenework. No previous experience needed! 

D&D Unscripted

Fantasy Improv Workshop

w/ Ryder Tam

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021
3:00-6:00 p.m. (EDT)  

PWYC | FLEX | 18+ 

In this online workshop students will learn how to create an improvised Dungeons & Dragons fantasy narrative.

Keeping It Real

Online Improv Workshop

w/ Blue Cavell-Allette

Saturday, Mar 27, 2021
1:00 p.m. (EDT) | 6:00 p.m. (GMT)

PWYC | FLEX | 18+ 

In this online workshop, students will learn how to play with their authentic creative voice - making fantastical choices,  avoiding stereotypes and building trust.

Intro to Improv

4-Week Class Series

Mondays, Mar 1 - Mar. 22

7:00-8:30 (EDT)

FREE | PWYC | 18+ 

In this four-week online class, students will learn the basics of Yes, And to improve their comedy and communication.  

Satire

Special Topic Class

w/ Tavish & Kim

Tues., Mar. 2 - Apr. 6, 2021

7:00-9:00 p.m. (EDT)  

PWYC | FLEX | 18+ 

In this class students learn how to create theatre for change, exploring socially conscious comedy and values based performance. 

Sketch

Online Comedy Class

Thurs., Mar. 4 - Apr. 8, 2021

7:00-9:00 p.m. (EDT)  

PWYC | FREE | 18+ 

In this six-week, online class students learn how to write short comedy scenes like those on Saturday Night Live

The Harold

Narrative Improv Class

Sundays Mar. 7 - Apr. 11, 2021

2:00-4:00 p.m. (EDT)  

PWYC | FLEX | 18+ 

In this six-week, online class students learn how to create a fully improvised play using a structure called "The Harold."

Drama

Online Theatre Class

Weds., Mar. 3 - Apr. 7, 2021

9:00-11:00 p.m. (EDT) 
6:00-8:00 p.m. (PST) 

PWYC | FREE | 18+ 

In this six-week, online class students learn how to perform dramatic improvisation, playing scenes realistically with mischief and honesty. 

Comedy

Online Improv Class

Mon., Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. (EDT)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (PST)  

PWYC | FREE | 18+ 

In this online class students learn how to be funny and navigate conflict using the "game of the scene" and comedic premises. 

Characters

Online Improv Class

Weds., Mar. 3 - Apr. 7, 2021

7:00-8:30 p.m. (EDT)  

PWYC | FREE | 18+ 

In this six-week, online improv class students learn how to create unique characters with strong points of view. Special emphasis is placed on ethical character creation and mindful mischief.  

Intro Workshop

FREE Online Workshop

Sundays in February

5:00-6:30 p.m. (EDT)  

Donations Welcomed | 18+ 

In this online workshop workshop students learn the basics of improv and build their communication skills. No prior experience necessary!.  

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.

Bird City Improv is a  theatre company dedicated to the art of improvisation. We teach individuals to apply the principles of improv onstage and in everyday interactions to improve communication skills, confidence, and creativity.  

Bird City Improv is based in Baltimore, the ancestral lands of the Piscataway, Nentego, and Susquehannock peoples. 

HEADQUARTERS

Baltimore, MD

PHONE

(443) 379-4198

 

EMAIL

birdcityimprov@gmail.com

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