Classes

Sign up now for the HUGE SUMMER INTENSIVE: HEAD & HEART EDITION August 21-24!

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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101 (Here's where to start)

HUGE 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.

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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.

10 Weeks, $200

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:

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:

10 Weeks, $200

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Adventures With Michael

Adventures With Michael:  Michael has been working as an actor and improviser since 1991, and has performed with numerous troupes in the Twin Cities including Splendid Things, The Bad MammaJammas, Ka-Baam!!, and Family Dinner: The Improvised Thanksgiving Feast. He has trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York City, and has taught acting and improv classes at several places throughout this great country including Florida State University, ComedySportz Twin Cities, and The University of Wisconsin – Madison.  His brain is an amazing place, we would like to offer students an opportunity to travel inside it, and learn to think about improv the way he does, follow the passions that lead to mastery. Includes improv diagnostics to make you the best improvisor you can be. Class size limited to 12 people.

Instructor approval required, please contact workshops@hugetheater.com.

Day/Time:

  • Adventures With Michael: Tuesdays  7-9PM 9/9-11/11

8 Weeks, $200

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:

  • HUGE 402 More Forms: Sundays 1-3PM 9/14-11/2

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

June 25: Special TCIF guest Ryan Hitchcock from LA – Play it Active! Exploring & Heightening Game in Your Scene
July 2: Michael Krefting “Background Checks: playing believable background characters”
July 9: Bradley Machov “Improvising Like A Tech”
July 16: Rhett Romsaas “Pimpers Paradise”
July 23: Josh Kuehn “Your Tech is Your Friend”
July 30: David Walbridge “Physical Comedy” AT THE HUGE ANNEX (two doors down, 3025 Lyndale Ave S)
August 6 & 13: No drop in due to Fringe Festival.
August 20: Matt Kelly “Environment & Scenepainting”
August 27: Jim DeSimone: “Scenework That Moves and Breathes”
September 3: Mike Dallavalle “What’s My Motivation?”
September 10: Carolyn Blomberg: “Making the Magic”
September 17th: Jen Oleniczak – special guest “Improv for Educators and Professionals”
September 24th: Samantha Pereira: “Underplaying It”

(ongoing class, schedule TBA)

 

Tuition: $10 a week, pay as you go