LEVEL ONE: PLAYING WITH RISK
Have fun, meet new people and learn to improvise in the Hideout’s low-pressure classes. This six-week workshop is designed for anyone who wants to loosen up, be more spontaneous and learn to take risks on stage and in life. Each week you’ll play games and explore a challenging variety of improv exercises that unleash your natural creativity and humor.
Our work is inspired by Canadian improv guru Keith Johnstone (author of Impro) so even if you’ve done some improv in the past, you’ll find the Hideout’s approach uniquely inspiring. Whether you’re just looking for a fun experience, or you think improv might just be your new thing, Level One is the perfect place to get started. Classes meet for six weeks, three hours each week, limit 16 students.
Special Note: We’re offering North Austin classes now, check the class listings below.
LEVEL TWO: PLAYING WITH RULES
You took Level One and you’re intrigued. You had fun, risked failure gracefully and gave yourself permission to not try so hard. This second workshop in our introductory series continues your playful exploration of improvisation and invites you to embrace the structure, boundaries and rules that help us us improvise better faster. We’ll investigate the fundamental elements that make scenes and games work — with emphasis on how to bravely initiate scenes and present yourself with confidence throughout. Classes meet six times for three hours each week, limit 16 students. Level Two culminates in a brief student showcase for friends and family in the Sunday Weekender.
Q: Where do I start?
A: Register for one of our Level One classes (schedule below) …more info
Q: Do I HAVE to perform?
A: You can always opt out of the student showcases, but we’re pretty sure that at the end of twelve weeks of improv, you’ll be itching to try it out on stage …more info
Q: Can I skip Level One?
A: Probably not, but we’re open to extenuating circumstances …more info
Q: How do I do more?
A: We offer specialty workshops and produce a variety of student performance opportunities every month …more info
Taking this class is a great way to meet new people, learn how to act and talk spontaneously, and have a blast at the same time. It really helped me to think and act on my toes. And its refreshingly fresh in amongst a lot of other pre-prepared, and dry comedy elsewhere!
Sun. Apr 2nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with Courtney Hopkin (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)
Mon. Apr 17th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)
Sat. May 6th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with instructor TBA (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)
Thu. May 11th, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $209
Level One improv class with Andy Crouch (six weeks) **Class held at Hideout Studios (2505 E 6th St, Unit C)
Sat. Mar 18th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. $215
Level Two improv class with Rob Yoho (six weeks)
Thu. Mar 23rd, 7:00pm-10:00pm. $215
Level Two improv class with Ryan Austin and Megan Sherrod (six weeks)