Level One: The Principles of Improv

Level One: The Principles of Improv with Ellen Matthews

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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: Ellen Matthews

Ellen Matthews started her comedic career back in Kindergarten, while during Playtime she pretended her butt was on fire, and frantically put it out by sitting on a bucket of Legos. The class gave rave reviews, and she's been honing her craft after since.

Ellen focused on sketch comedy while in college at UMass Amherst, but fell in love with improv after moving to New York. She has studied at UCB, the PIT, and eventually found her comedy home at The Magnet Theater, where she has had the privilege of learning from incredibly talented and supportive teachers, mentors, and peers.

You can see Ellen perform with her Megawatt team, She Wolf, every Wednesday; and hear Ellen chatting with people much too loudly, in the Magnet Lounge, most days.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Sep 26, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Oct 3, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Oct 10, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Oct 17, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Oct 24, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Oct 31, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 7, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 14, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Nov 20, 2020, 7:00 PM
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info) (cyberspace)
  • *scheduling subject to change