Supporting Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent Improvisers

Supporting Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent Improvisers

This 2.5 hour workshop is a crash course in teaching and coaching disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent improvisers.Course Description: Aimed at teachers, leaders, and directors of improv companies, this 2.5 hour workshop is a crash course in supporting, teaching, and playing alongside disabled and neurodivergent improvisers. They could be your teammates, students, jam partners and beyond! The first half of the workshop is interactive, scenario-based discussion and the second half is more lecture-style where you'll have the chance to ask as many questions as you like without any judgement.This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom - a free Zoom…
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Fundamentals of Improv Level 1 – Multiweek Class

Fundamentals of Improv Level 1 – Multiweek Class

This 6-week class will introduce you to the fundamentals of improv in a safe, supportive, joyful environment! Includes a student showcase!Welcome to the wonderful world of improv comedy!Could you imagine yourself:More confident?Connecting better with other people?Comfortable in unexpected situations?Making up things on the spot?We know that you can, and this class will show you how! Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy with two skilled and supportive instructors. We'll play some very silly games, learn how to create characters, explore techniques to collaborate and create as a team, and even perform full improvised scenes together!Of course, you won't be facing this…
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WORKSHOP: Gamebreaker with Velvet Wells

WORKSHOP: Gamebreaker with Velvet Wells

Have you seen performers shine at certain improvisational and theatre games and wished you could be a gamebreaker too?Have you seen performers shine at certain improvisational and theatre games and wished you could be a gamebreaker too?In this two-hour workshop, Velvet Wells will facilitate the introduction, discussion, and unlocking of playful variations to some of their favorite games. We'll play competitive games collaboratively and vice versa, and then play games concurrently, to unlock our personal cheat codes, our strengths as players, and where we need our partners to make the saving play.By the end of the session, you'll be able…
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(SOLD OUT) Fundamentals of Improv Level 1

(SOLD OUT) Fundamentals of Improv Level 1

This session is sold out, but don't worry - we will announce dates for new sessions soon! Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy with skilled and supportive instructors from Highwire Improv. We’ll play some very silly games, learn how to create characters, explore techniques to collaborate and create as a team, and even perform full improvised scenes together! Of course, you won’t be facing this new experience alone—you’ll be learning these new skills with a team of new improvisers, and by the end you’ll be ready to put on a showcase for your friends, family, and fans! Over six weeks,…
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The Character Bazaar – Multi-Week Class with Tashika Campbell

The Character Bazaar – Multi-Week Class with Tashika Campbell

Looking to upgrade your character work! Check out this multi-week class with Tashika Campbell!Join Highwire Improv for this multi-week advanced class 'The Character Bazaar' - a four week explanation of how to build and inhabit a wide range of characters in your improv work!About your instructors:Tashika Campbell (she/her) began improvising in Baltimore, Maryland in 2017. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Tashika is a founding member of the award-winning independent troupe Cake Walk, and also performs with Dreamweaver. Tashika has headlined festivals across the US and coordinated the first improv festival dedicated to Black improvisers in the DMV. Tashika is also…
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Fundamentals of Musical Improv – Multi-Week Class

Fundamentals of Musical Improv – Multi-Week Class

Learn to improvise a musical comedy show in just four weeks! Two great facilitators guide you through the basics of musical improv!Do you love to sing? Do you love to make up stories? Do you love to joke around with some friends? Take any or all of those budding interests to the next level with this musical improv class! With the support of two great facilitators and a team of fellow perfomers, you will learn how to put on an entirely improvised musical comedy show in just four week!Week 1 (Wed. 3/6): Song StructureWeek 2 (Wed. 3/13): Improv and ContentWeek…
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Creating and Committing to Characters with Hannah Alden Jeffrey

Creating and Committing to Characters with Hannah Alden Jeffrey

Learn how to create and commit to characters in your improv scenes with character comedy extraordinaire Hannah Alden Jeffrey!Check out this 3-week improv class with Hannah Alden Jeffrey designed to help you find characters, dig into them, and commit to them across an improv set!Class meets at Open Works (Classroom 2) from 6:30-8:30pm on 3/4, 3/18, and 3/25!Open Works is an accessible building - for additional details, please email us at [email protected] your instructor:Hannah Alden Jeffrey (she/her) is a stand up, improv and sketch comedian and producer based in Baltimore, MD. She started improv in 2017 because her parents literally…
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Six Ways to Do Second Beats with Brian James O’Connell [Online]

Six Ways to Do Second Beats with Brian James O’Connell [Online]

Learn six ways to create second beats in this online workshop with Brian James O'Connell. You'll break down an existing scene then build! This is a special online workshop graciously donated to Highwire Improv by the wonderful, talented, and prolific Brian James O'Connell. Attendance is Pay What You Can, with all proceeds going to Highwire Improv in support of our ongoing donation campaigns to support show and class venues and professional development for Baltimore area improv coaches and teachers. Thank you Brian! What will you learn? How to watch and analyze a scene to find elements that can be used…
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