Classes

HUGE Theater has classes for students at all levels!
Recommended by 365 Twin Cities MN - You can travel through all four levels here at HUGE, or, because our classes compliment other training programs in town, your experience at other training centers qualifies you for commensurate levels here.

Classes at HUGE are designed to help improv students take it to the next level. Your instructors are working professionals with vast experience performing long-form improv. These classes are two hours a week, for ten weeks, with a focus on individual student needs and skill-building.

Payment plans and volunteer trade hours available.

Please email workshops@hugetheater.com with questions.

Student evaluations of our teachers include the adjectives “wonderful” “fantastic” “excellent” “awesome” “life-changing” “amazing,” and the quotes, “Respect shown by the teachers to students is front and center” and “The best teacher I have ever taken anything from.”

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Spring 2014 – Registration is happening NOW!

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Upcoming workshops with James Rone as a fundraiser for Harbor Theatre Group:

YOU’RE ALREADY THERE WORKSHOP: APRIL 8 OR APRIL 13

You’re Already There - A workshop about recognizing and acknowledging your imaginary surroundings in an improv scene. This workshop will focus on the ways in which location and spacework can help you and your audience to believe in the fiction of your scene.

Taught by James Rone of Show X, Interplanetary Appeal, Ringo, For Better Or For Worse, and The Mess, this workshop is a fundraiser for Harbor Theatre Group, a youth theater group that provides young performers with a safe environment to explore and express their ideas while forming bonds with other performers and creating work of a high artistic standard.

The same workshop is offered on two different days: Tuesday, 4/8 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and Sunday, 4/13, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Max capacity is 15 students per workshop.

The cost is $30 and the location is HUGE Improv Theater, 3037 S Lyndale Ave, 55408

 

101 (Here's where to start)

HUGE Basics (101)

For two hours a week, you’re free to be creative and spontaneous! This workshop covers introductory improvisational comedy skills: trust, agreement, give and take, and basic scenes with fun guidance.

 

Day/Time:

Sundays 1PM-3PM,  starting March 30th

or

Thursdays  7PM-9PM,  starting April 17

10 Weeks

$200

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201 (Characters) & 301 (Scenework)

HUGE Characters (201)

In this workshop we’ll learn to create characters using Voice, Attitude or Posture, and Animal, Prop or Obsession to build instant characters. We’ll also cover patterns, games, and basic edits as tools for scenework. Prerequisite: at least one improv class at any improv theater, or instructor permission.

Day/Time:

Sundays 10AM-noon, March 30th-July 7th (skips Easter 4/20, Mother’s Day 5/11, Father’s Day 6/15 and TCIF 6/29)

or

Sundays 1PM-3PM, March 30th-July 7th (skips Easter 4/20, Mother’s Day 5/11, Father’s Day 6/15 and TCIF 6/29)

or

Wednesdays 6PM-8PM April 16th – June 18th
10 Weeks

$200

 


If you have accessibility needs, would like to set up a payment plan, volunteer hours for part of the tuition or use a gift certificate for classes please email
 workshops@hugetheater.com

 

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HUGE Scenework (301)

This course will cover group scenes, split scenes, other basic and non-basic edits to up your game. Will also include personal diagnostics. Prerequisite: at least two improv classes at any improv theater, or instructor permission.

 

Day/Time:

Sundays 10-noon, March 30th-July 7th (skips Easter 4/20, Mother’s Day 5/11, Father’s Day 6/15 and TCIF 6/29)

or

Tuesdays  7-9PM,  April 15-June 17th

10 Weeks

$200

 

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401 and beyond

HUGE Forms Part 1: 401

This class is a survey of some traditional long forms, and an introduction to creating your own long form. Prerequisite for 401: at least two improv classes at any improv theater, or instructor permission (contact workshops@hugetheater.com)

 

Day/Time:

Tuesdays  7-9PM,  April 15th-June 17th

or

Sundays  10AM-12PM, March 30th-July 7th (skips Easter 4/20, Mother’s Day 5/11, Father’s Day 6/15 and TCIF 6/29)

10 Weeks

$200
 

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Improv Diagnostics

A special 8-week session with Nels Lennes, Artistic Director of HUGE Theater.  This class will focus on you personally as an improvisor, with specific coaching on how to be the best performer you can be. Class size limited to 12 people.

 

Day/Time:

Sundays  1-3PM,  March 30th-June 1 (skips Easter 4/20 and Mother’s Day 5/11)

8 Weeks

$200

 

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HUGE Forms Part 2: 402

Huge Forms Part 2:

This class is a continuation of the 401 adventure, delving deeper into some traditional long forms, and creating your own long forms. Prerequisite is 401, or instructor permission (contact workshops@hugetheater.com)

 

Day/Time:

Tuesdays  7-9PM,  April 15th-June 17th

 

10 Weeks

$200

 
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Wednesday Drop-In Class

Wednesday Drop-In Class

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Every Wednesday 5-7PM, $10 suggested donation, free for members.

An ongoing investigation of improvisational scenework with local instructors, open to all experience levels.   No registration required, just drop in!  One  student writes: “ I am just so darn grateful for the chance to learn from these experienced improvisers.  These classes are a gold mine for me.  Here I get the chance to practice with improvisers of all levels…. So valuable.”

Upcoming Schedule

March 19 – Laura Fitzpatrick “PowerPoint-Karaoke: How To Bull Shit Your Way Through A Power Point You Weren’t Prepared to Give”
March 26 – Samantha Pereira “Your Choice = The Right Choice”
April 2 – Samantha Pereira “The Words Don’t Matter”
April 9 – Ben Gartner “How to Act Like You Know What You’re Talking About”
April 16 – Ladyfriend “Finding Who You Are In and As a Group”
April 23 – Alex Collyard “Working Together”
April 30 – Seniz Lennes & Matt McCloud “Improv As Theater”

(ongoing class, schedule TBA)

 

Tuition: $10 a week, pay as you go