Improv Comedy 

Workshops 

Prescott, AZ

July 24 – 25, 2021

Irreverent Improv is excited to come to Prescott the weekend of July 24-25 to teach workshops to all levels of actors and improvisers and conclude the weekend with a fun performance.

 

 

Workshops for All Levels!

for Improvisers

Improvisers with at least some basic training can take a track of one to five  workshops to learn several tools to have fun performing in groups and with friends. You will also get to perform!

for Actors

Actors interested in using improv tools to enhance their stage presence and audition skills can take a group of one to three workshops to connect on stage and level up their spontaneity in auditions.

for Beginners

If you are brand new to improv and want to experience what it’s all about, we have a special workshop just for you with special pricing, and it includes admission to the show following the workshop.

Weekend Schedule

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021

10:00am – 12:00pm

Getting Back in the Saddle

(for actors & improvisers)

Now that we can be on stage, in-person, with other actual humans, re-learn how to connect with your scene partners on stage. Whether you are an actor or an improviser (or both!), come learn tools to connect with your scene partners to quickly find emotional connections between your characters to take your performances somewhere real and fun.

 

 

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1:00pm – 3:00pm

Make it Fun! Make it Matter!

(for actors & improvisers)

Make your improv and stage presence richer by learning tools to heighten your scene work to
move story arcs along and get yourself, your scene partners, and your audiences deeply invested in what happens to the characters in the world you’ve created.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Short Form Scenework

(for improvisers)

Use your basic improv skills to create fun short form scenes.  Create characters and enjoy the craziness of the scene and still do great improv. We’ll learn some new games and tweak a few old favorites to
get the biggest audience reactions possible

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Beyond the script – Snapping Into Characters

(for actors)

Using improv skills to create definable characters that can relate to your acting partners. You don’t need the actors’ studio to nail those auditions. This is a great class for improvisers and actors that want to dive-in a little deeper, (but doing it quickly), and still enjoy the process.

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021

10:00am – 12:00pm

Short Form ‘Expert Games’

(for improvisers)

We’ll learn the finer points of all those short form games that gather multiple suggestions that are meant to twist your brain…  The gimmick games! These are the fan-favorite games your audiences will remember weeks later!

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Look Brilliant with Guessing Games

(for improvisers)

Is it magic? Are they cheating?  NO!… it’s improv. Learn the finer points of all those guessing games that jump start short-form improv shows.  You’ll learn to give great clues and how to receive them like a pro.  Audiences will be amazed.

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Discover the Fun & Joy of Improv!

(for beginners)

Discover the basics of improv! You will learn why everyone is talking about the fun of improv. Through games and exercises that focus on trust, communication, active listening, character, and status, you’ll begin to learn improvisational thinking. You will also gain self-confidence, soft business skills, and meet new people while having a blast. *includes show ticket

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Rehearsal and Show Creation

(for workshop attendees who wish to perform in the show – no extra cost)

Work with the founders of Irreverent Improv to rehearse for your show tonight, plus get insight into how Chris & Jeff determine which games to play and which order to play them to maximize the fun for performers and audience alike.

Included for those who perform in the show.

The Show!

An Evening With

The F.B.I.

A high-energy, fun night of improvised comedy

7:00pm Sunday, July 25, 2021

Enjoy a fun evening of improvisational comedy as Chris Shurland and Jeff Ringgold – agents of the Foolish Bureau of Irreverence – take the stage for some mayhem.

Joining Chris & Jeff will be performers who just completed a weekend-long series of workshops in improv to show off what they’ve been working on!

It will be a fun night for everyone!!! 

 

One Workshop

$40

  • Best if you are short on time, but still want to have fun.
  • Get a taste of Irreverent Improv-style workshops

Two Workshops

$70

  • Save $10 off single workshop pricing

Three Workshops

$90

  • $85 if you book by July 17.
  • Best for Actors taking the three Saturday workshops 
  • Save $30 off single workshop pricing.

Four Workshops

$100

  • $95 if you book by July 17.
  • Save $60 off single workshop pricing.

ALL Workshops

$110

  • $100 if you book by July 17, 2021
  • Best option for taking the full string of 5 classes before the show.
  • Save $90 off the single workshop price

Beginner Workshop

$20

  • Get a ticket to the show with the price of the workshop.
  • 50% off of the regular workshop price.

Ticket to the Show

$5

  • Admission to a fast-paced, fun night of improvised comedy. 

Note

All workshops, except the beginner one are designed for people with at least basic improv or acting training.  Participants will be given the choice of attending or performing in the show.

Performers & Teachers

Jeff is the founder and artistic director of American Improv Theatre in San Jose, California. He was also one of the founding members of Comedy Sportz in San Jose. He has trained in improv, theater, and writing from several institutions, including iO West, the Groundlings, UCLA,  and others. He was also closely mentored by Jonathan Winters and Del Close.  He has over three decades of experience performing improv and loves performing and teaching improv around the world.


Jeff Ringgold

Chris, the founder of Irreverent Improv, is a Prescott native currently based in Southern California.  He trained in improv, clowning, and physical theater at several places, including Second City, Annoyance Theater, iO, and One Group Mind in Chicago and has been performing with several improv teams in Chicago and California ever since.  He is truly thankful that he now has the opportunity to teach and perform nationally and internationally. He is especially excited to return to Prescott!


Chris Shurland

Location & Contact Info

All workshops and the show will be held at the historic Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center in affiliation with Mile High Comedy Theater.  

If you have any questions, please call, email or fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

117 East Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

Irreverent Improv:  805-364-2319

 prescott.workshops@i2improv.com