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Narrative Intensive

Spend 5 days learning the foundations of Narrative Improv with The Hideout Theatre! (VIRTUAL class)

Spend 5 days learning the foundations of Narrative Improv with The Hideout Theatre! (VIRTUAL class)

August 10-14, 2020, 10am-noon & 2-4pm CDT
This intensive will be held virtually in Zoom
$200-350 pay-what-you-can
for five days (20 hours) of improv

The Summer Intensive is a crash course in The Hideout Theatre’s approach to theatrical narrative improvisation. Through games, exercises and training formats, you’ll learn the basic elements of improvising a 25-minute story: who is the story about, what kind of story is it, when to explore and when to move things along, and how to get out of your own way and let your natural storytelling instincts take over.

The Hideout has taught hundreds of virtual classes over Zoom in the last few months. We’re ninjas at giving people a fun time in the virtual environment. You’ll get tons of playtime and direct feedback from our staff of professional instructors.

Prerequisite for the summer intensive is at least a year of improv experience (or to be currently enrolled in the Hideout’s adult classes program).


Performance Opportunities:

In addition to the 20 hours of class time during the day, Thursday through Sunday will offer opportunities to see and perform in virtual shows (including a showcase on Friday night).


Social Events:

We’ll be setting up multiple options for students to virtually socialize outside of the workshop time. (Netflix party where we watch Middleditch & Schwartz with teacher commentary?)


Out of Town Improvisers!!!

The silver lining on this new pandemic world is that we’re getting to play with improvisers from all over the world. We would love this virtual intensive to be a mix of players from as many far-flung locations as possible.