Have you ever wanted to perform comedy? GREAT! We have a stage, and we want to see you on it!
With over 45 years of experience between our teaching staff, we’re confident that with a little time and effort, you will be able to get on stage and Succeed!
Every class ends with a Live Performance, allowing students the opportunity to apply all that they've learned in a safe, professional comedic showcase setting!
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Improvisional theater is theater without sound cues, direction or a script. This means it's done through the Trust and Communication of its players in the moment.
Sound scary? It's not! These skill can be taught, worked on and grown!
The Bird Comedy Theater Training Center strives to create a Safe, Inclusive Environment allowing students to push themselves and take the risks they need to grow.
Beyond the skills students will develop in service of performance, improv has proven time and again to be applicable in all aspects of life, teaching
Team-Building , Active Listening
& Support .
All through the magic of "Yes, and..."
So what are you waiting for?
Get Yourself On Stage!
Recommended for EVERYONE!
8 weeks too much or you're not We got you. Every Saturday at 1:00pm, we offer a one-time, no committment drop-in improv class! Focusing on games, skills and the foundations of improv, this class is open to EVERYONE, experience level be damned! Work on performance skills, public speaking, team work and most importantly SILLY SILLY FUN!
Foundations of Improv
Recommended for New Players
In this 8-week class, students will learn how to live in the moment, and build together towards a common goal! Whether this is your first improv class, or you're looking to shake off that pandemic rust, Foundations of Improv will teach the fundamentals that will be with your comedy every step of the way, whether you're on stage or in the board room! Learn improv games seen on the bird stage as well as different exercise to develop all the tools you need to be your best self!
Taught by Jill Gillespie
Recommended for Intermediate Players
In this 8-week class, students can begin or jump back into their long-form journey! Focusing on scene work, character choices and the magic of call-backs, students will learn how to take a single suggestion, and turn it into a 20 minute cohesive piece of improvised comedy!
Taught by Bobby McCosky
Long-Form II: Genre & Narrative
Completion of Long-Form Improv or Director Approval Required!
In this 8-week class, students will build upon the knowledge learned in Long Form by exploring how genre & trope to apply to scenes!
Taught by Adam Hoelscher
Long-form III: Advanced Long Form
Completion of Genre & Narrative or Director Approval Required!
In this 8-week class, students will learn a more advanced approach to the art of long-form. Building on skills they already have, students will learn a few new ones while developing their own improv format.
Taught by Jamie Campbell
Completion of Foundations of Improv encouraged!
Do you want to do sketch comedy, but don't know where to start? Hey, this is that place!
Join Katherene Garry (Let Me Explain My Blackness, The Anarchy Fun Time Show, It's a Cultural Thang!) as she takes you through the process of mining rough and jagged ideas, and refining them into polished pieces of comedy!