Level One: The Principles of Improv

Level One: The Principles of Improv with Rick Andrews & Melissa Ulloa

Sign UpClass Days: Mondays 7:00-10:00pm
Begins: Mar 9, 2020
Ends: Apr 27, 2020
View show schedule below
(Originally: $399)
Price: $349

Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).
Class Description

Simply put, you'll learn to improvise. In Level One, students will get onstage immediately and explore the fundamental principles of improvisation through exercises in agreement, commitment, spontaneity and listening. Sessions are designed so students will build a strong foundation as a confident performer. You will amaze yourself with your new found skills at the class graduation performance in front of your friends and family. This show is always fun and usually the highlight of most people's lives. Open to all.

Instructor: Rick Andrews

Rick Andrews is a teacher and performer at The Magnet Theater, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. He began improvising with Improv Boston, and continued with a stint in Saint Louis, MO. He has been fortunate to learn from many improv greats, including Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Will Luera, Jill Bernard, and more.

Rick has taught workshops at improv festivals across the country, including the Boston Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Black Box Atlanta, and many more. He co-produces Duofest, an annual festival of improv duos in Philly, PA. He has taught improvisation to people as old as 75 and as young as 6, and has done workshops for production companies and zoos alike.

He enjoys running, putting words on pages, thinking about the brain, and he loves improv more than anything.

Instructor: Melissa Ulloa

Melissa Ulloa first started doing improv in Palm Beach Community College in 2007 and loved it but then kind of stopped doing it when she went to a fancy schmancy drama school, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she got her BA in Acting [Collaborative & Devised Theatre]. (That's right I put the 'r' before the 'e'. Deal with it!) While she loved and learned so much from her super serious actor training she just couldn't stop her love affair with improvised comedy. She has since studied at iO, UCB & Magnet. She's currently on an all Latinx indie team called CHUCHO and on the Magnet house team Big Whoop! She also coaches improv and has created/conducted a vocal workshop for improvisers called Use Your Voice! AMA. Melissa loves her life a lot and this is about as much as Melissa can bear to write about herself without feeling sick. She does not like writing bios but needed to confront this weird aversion. Thanks for reading! Melissa is gonna go throw up now.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Mar 9, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Mar 16, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Mar 23, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Mar 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Apr 6, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Apr 13, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Apr 20, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Apr 27, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - May 2, 2020, 6:00 PM
    at Magnet Studio Theater (22 W. 32nd St, 10th floor - Room A)
  • *scheduling subject to change