THE HOME FOR NASHVILLE COMEDY

LEVEL 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS
Prereq.: No Experience Necessary
No experience is necessary to learn the foundational ideas of listening, agreement, and shared construction that make improvisation so much fun to watch and perform.

LEVEL 2 – THE SCENE
Prereq.: Third Coast Lvl. 1
Deep dive into character work, scene mechanics, and in particular, acting. Grounded, well-acted scene work provides the context for finding, exploring, and heightening patterns.

 

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LEVEL 3 – SHORT FORM
Prereq.: Third Coast Lvl. 2
Students will explore the world of short-form improv: well-defined games that provide a structure within which to improvise. Scenic, narrative, time-based, guessing, the list goes on. Short-form builds on the fundamentals learned and helps in honing specific skills. Always a crowd-pleaser, this level will include a showcase.

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SHOWCASE: Wednesday, May 22nd

LEVEL 4 – ENSEMBLE
Prereq.: Third Coast Lvl. 3
Once the basics have been introduced we’ll want to move into group play as it’s part of what makes improvisation so electric. Give and take, balance, tempo, repetition, the discovery and constant unfurling of the moment—the stuff that might very well take you out of your comfort zone (which is OK).

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Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting March 19th

LEVEL 5 – LONG FORM
Prereq.: Third Coast Lvl. 4
Long form improvisation is a series of improvised scenes that prioritizes teamwork, emotional honesty, and patience. Unlike short form improv, which employs multiple fast & funny games, long form improv often focuses on creating a series of thematically-related scenes or an improvised play. Here you will learn to weave a single suggestion into a spontaneous one-of-a-kind piece of theatre. Students will study numerous essential long form structures and techniques, creating authentic and hilarious characters and storylines. 

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Sundays 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting March 19th

Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting March 21st

LEVEL 6 – PERFORMANCE
Prereq.: Third Coast Lvl. 5 immediately preceding, by Training Center invitation only
Part workshop, part performance, this class serves as the culmination of your training. Time spent in class will be spent developing and rehearsing a fully improvised show. This class features three performances in front of friends, family, and strangers.

Invites will be sent after week 8 of Level 5 to students who have demonstrated proficiency in all improv skills thus far. Students must be enrolled in the Level 5 course directly preceding the Level 6 course to which they will be invited, so as to have worked with their ensemble cohort for at least two months.

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Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting March 19th

Saturdays 12:00-3:00 p.m. starting March 23rd

SHOWCASES: Thursdays May 9th, 16th and 23rd at 9:00 p.m.

Overview

  • Unless otherwise noted all courses cost $275 total and consist of eight, three-hour classes that meet weekly.
  • Tuition is non-refundable. All sales are final.
  • Missing more than two classes means you may be asked to repeat the Level. Students are encouraged to attend class on another night to gain the knowledge and skills missed, but doing so is for the student’s benefit and does not excuse the absence.
  • Level 1 is required unless you have recently graduated from a formal training program; if you have questions please email the training center
  • Third Coast is a safe, creative, and collaborative environment; any behavior to the contrary will be dealt with immediately; if you need to make a report use our Anonymous Reporting Form here.
  • Teachers are subject to change without notice.

If you have any questions please email the training center for more information.

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