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Course Catalog

Improv Training

Welcome to the Bird City Improv course catalog. Below is a list of all our regularly offered online classes and workshops. To view our current offerings check out our Current Offerings page.  If you are interested in bringing a workshop to your business, school, or community, please visit our Hire Us page. 

Bird City Improv classes are designed to be a fun, affirming, and inclusive learning experience. We  pride ourselves on making improv accessible and engaging for everyone in all experience levels. We practice Anti-Oppression by teaching a multicultural history of improvisation, offering diverse learning resources, eschewing stereotyped characters and problematic narratives, honoring student boundaries, advocating personal wellness, practicing compassion, and creating spaces for honest discussion. 

 

If you're new to improv, check out our Online Workshops. If you're interested in studying improv formally, check out our Core Curriculum classes. If you have prior improv experience and don't want to start at level one, that's ay-okay. Just make sure you have commensurate experience. If you are a total improv nerd, check out one of our Special Topics classes. Lastly, if you're just looking for a safe and supportive space to share with people in your community, check out our Community Focus classes. 

Online Workshops | Improv for Beginners

Intro to Improv | Free Workshop

In this online workshop workshop students learn the basics of improv and build their communication skills. Duration: 1.5 hours

Improv for Anxiety | Free Workshop

In this online workshop students learn how the principles of improv can help overcome anxiety and fear. Duration: 1.5 hours

Improvising Movement | Free Workshop

In this online workshop students will practice improvised movement, using mindfulness and theatre techniques. Duration: 1.5 hours

Improvising Intention | Free Workshop

In this online workshop students will use writing prompts, mindfulness, and discussion to set intentions and engage creative space. Duration: 2 hours

 

Intro to Improv | Four Online Classes

In this four week online learning module students of any background will learn the basics of improv. Duration: 1.5 hours

Core Curriculum | Improv for Everyone

Impro 101: Scenework

In this online class students learn the basics of improv and how to go with the flow. Duration: 2 hours

Impro 201: Characters

In this online class students learn how to create unique characters with strong points of view. Duration: 1.5 hours

Impro 301: Comedy

In this online class students learn how to be funny and navigate conflict. Duration: 2 hours

Impro 401: Drama

In this online class students learn how to play realistically with honesty and mischief. Duration: 2 hours

Impro 501: Narrative

In this online class students learn how to create a fully improvised play. Duration: 2 hours

Special Topic Classes | Improv for Nerds

Sketch Comedy | Writing the Funny Stuff

In this class students learn how to write short comedy scenes like those on Saturday Night Live. Duration: 2 hours

Group Scenes | Ensemble Improvisation

In this class students learn how to navigate scenes with three or more people. Duration: 2 hours

The Deconstruction | Scenes on a Theme

In this class students learn multiple approaches for exploring theme through an improv structure called The Deconstruction. Duration: 2.5 hours

Improvising Change | Practicing Anti-Oppression

In this class students use improv techniques and roleplay to practice and prepare for real-life conversations about oppression. Duration: 2 hours

Social Satire | Theatre for Change

In this class students learn how to create socially conscious comedy through satire and values based performance. Duration: 2 hours

Community Focus Classes | Improv for Empowerment

The Q Group | Improv for LGBTQ+ and Femme

This class is for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and/or femme. Duration: 1.5 hours

Shits n Giggles | Improv for Wellness

This class is for anyone who struggles with mental health and just wants to do something fun and in a supportive environment. Duration: 1.5 hours

Funny Over Fifty | Improv for Older Adults
This class is for anyone who identifies as an older adult or who would like to work intergenerationally. Duration: 1.5 hours

Myth & Mischief | Improv and Spirituality

This class is for anyone who interested in discussing spirituality and its relationship to improv. Duration: 1.5 hours 

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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