Improv Level Two

Improv Level Two with Nick Kanellis

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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

Level 2 continues your study of scene work. You will learn how to choose and maintain a strong point of view, how to play more developed characters, and how to sustain longer scenes. You will then explore the next set of skills which include doing call backs and playing second and third beats. After this class you’ll be able to take on most long forms.

Instructor: Nick Kanellis

Nick Kanellis is an instructor, performer, and coach at the Magnet Theater. He was born and raised in Iowa City and began his theater and improv training at Northwestern University.

Nick spends a lot of his time working as a motion capture actor for 321Launch/Charlex, where he dons a spandex suit covered in reflective balls to do the movements for animated characters. He also works as an Improv/Theater/Creative Writing instructor with the Story Pirates and at the Calhoun School.

You can watch Nick do improv on Saturdays with his duo Trike (New York Times Critics Pick, Time Out New York Critics Pick, Splitsider Guide to Comedy-Best Weekly Shows) which the New York Times calls "reliably one of the best improv performances in the city."

You can watch Nick on your computer or television in Commercials for Pur Water, Pace Salsa, and more.

Fun Facts: Nick is a two time New Yorker Caption Contest winner, a National Champion in Humorous Interpretation for the National Forensic League, and was Homecoming King at Northwestern University.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Jan 9, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jan 16, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jan 23, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jan 30, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Feb 6, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Feb 13, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Feb 20, 2021, 1:00 PM
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
  • *scheduling subject to change