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. Your instructors are working professional improvisors. These classes are two hours a week, for ten weeks. Payment plans and scholarships available, express interest on the registration form. Please email workshops@hugetheater.com with questions.

 

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We often host specialty improv workshops, check here for what’s upcoming.

101 (Here's where to start)

HUGE Improv Basics (101)

This is where you start your journey.  This workshop covers introductory improvisational comedy skills: trust, agreement, give and take, and basic scenes with fun guidance.  No experience required, you’re perfectly prepared for this.

  • Sundays 10AM-12PM – April 12 – June 12
  • Wednesday MORNINGS 8AM-10AM – April 15 – June 17
  • Wednesdays 6PM-8PM – April 15 – June 17

 

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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.

  • Sundays 10AM-12PM – April 12 – June 14
  • Sundays 1PM-3PM – April 12 – June 14
  • Tuesdays 7PM-9PM – April 14- June 16

10 Weeks, $200

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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:

  • Tuesdays 7PM-9PM – April 14 – June 16
  • Thursdays 7PM-9PM – April 16- June 18

10 Weeks, $200

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401 and beyond

HUGE Forms (400 series)

We are re-envisioning the program after the 301 level.  All students will be required to start with a three-week HUGE 401 Forms Essentials (if you’ve already taken HUGE 401, you’re covered).  After that, we’ll go off into “Pods” that cover a specific improv form for three weeks.  Each of the three-week sessions is $60.

Prerequisite for 401: at least three improv classes at any improv theater, or instructor permission (contact workshops@hugetheater.com)

Day/Time:

  • HUGE 401 Longform Essentials: Sundays 1PM-3PM – 4/12-6/14
  • Click through the registration link to express an interest in a 400 series “pod”. 

3 Weeks, $60

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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
December 10th Eric Heiberg “Who Am I?: Using the why and how of your character to inform where you’re going next”
December 17th Courtney Chesher “What’s in the room? Using space work to enhance your scene.”
No class on December 24th and December 31st for the holidays.
January 7th,2015 Gregory Parks “Who Invited the Stapler?”
January 14th, 2015 Kevin Albertson “Stage-Plight: Facing your Fear with Fearlessness”
January 21st, 2015 Diana Korpi “Getting in Cahoots”
January 28th, 2015 MJ Marsh “Follow the Fire, not the Smoke”

(ongoing class, schedule TBA)

 

Tuition: $10 a week, pay as you go