Wednesdays October 25 thru December 13
7:30pm to 10:00pm
DBI’s 8-week Improv Foundations Class
with Tim and Jen
An Introduction to the world of Improv. Learn games and exercises that will teach you the fundamental skills of improvisational acting and comedy. Learn to create a scene from a simple suggestion, and to play that scene within the games of Short Form Improv. The same games played by many groups world wide, including Death By Improv, and similar in style to those from Whose Line Is It Anyway.
In 8-weeks you will be guided through the basic building blocks of improv comedy, skills that can be applied onstage in a comedy show or in many other areas of creative expression. Agreement. Spontaneity. Listening. Character. Environment. Trust. Support. Focus. Playfulness.
More advanced students will have these fundamentals reinforced and built upon. The class is fluid in design and customized to meet the specific experience and skill levels of the students.
INSTRUCTOR: Tim Norek
Tim is a co-founder, co-director, and instructor with Death By Improv (since 2006). He has been performing improv since high school way back when, then in college co-founded Backstage Players Improv Thingie, which led to co-founding Death By Improv. Tim has also studied improv with instructors from around the country at numerous improv festivals, such as North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Richmond Improv Festival, Gainesville Improv Festival, Camprov, and more.
INSTRUCTOR: Jen Kitchen
Jen is a long time DBI member. She started her improv career as a student of DBI, and has since sharpened her improv skills at the Magnet Theater in NYC, at Camp Improv Utopia East, and a number of improv festivals, including The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, the Philly Improv Festival, and more.