Sign up for a virtual class!
Sign up for a virtual class!
We’re offering virtual improv classes on the regular! Each workshop is an exploration of a core improv concept that we’re passionate about at the Hideout. And the cost is pay what you wish (with 3 different price options). Register by picking your session/date at the top of the page and you’ll get a Zoom invitation to the class via email (if for some reason you don’t get an email confirmation immediately, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the details). And remember to check your time zones! We’re in CST in Austin.)
(Interested in a six-week Level One improv class? Find upcoming start dates here.)
|Every Mon 6-7:30pm CST||Back to Basics (Fun Improv!)||All Levels||Jessica Arjet||Make sure you're having fun and improvising in a way that's fun for everyone else!|
|Sat, Feb 13, 10-11:30am CST||Intro to Zoomprov Tech||All Levels||Charlotte Brown||Learn the tech side of zoom so your online shows can look great without the stress. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of video and image settings, sound sharing, spotlighting, and more.|
|Sat, Feb 13, 1-2:30pm||Going Slowly: Grounded Improv||All Levels||Megan Sherrod||In this intermediate workshop we'll slow down our scenes and focus on being present and centered in the characters' emotional experience. Take a breath and connect on a deeper level with your scene partner!|
|Sat, Feb 20, noon-1:30pm CST||The Story Off Screen||All Levels||Shannon Stott||This workshop delves into the many ways one can enhance a game or show from the sidelines (or "off screen") without becoming a character or even turning on your camera.|
|Sun, Feb 21, noon-1:30pm CST||Being Vulnerable||All Levels||Chuy Zarate||We are going to work on being honest about the feelings of your character. If you are a strong personality in life, how does that translate to characters that are more timid, soft and loving? If you are a personality that likes being lower status, how do we translate that to characters without going too dark? Separating your vulnerability from the vulnerability of a character you are playing can sometimes be difficult. We will try to discover a balance between both worlds.|
|Thu, Feb 25, 7-8:30pm CST||Genre: Disaster Movie||Intermediate||Jessica Arjet||Learn how to Die Hard! To start off with everything was fine, maybe with a few underlying issues, then the **** hits the fan! You'll learn how to dodge terrorists, have heartfelt conversations while stripping your machine gun, and bring everything to an exciting final conclusion. Join us for this action-packed, thrilling adventure of a workshop.|
|Sat, Feb 27, noon-1:30pm CST||Genre: Supernatural Detective||Intermediate||Margaret Hunsicker||Are you a fan of mysteries, detective thrillers, and procedural dramas...the weirder the better? Are you the kind of gumshoe who lives in a world of monsters and magic? Come learn about the tropes, types, and storylines of television’s favorite cult classics. From *The X Files* to *Jessica Jones,* *Pushing Daisies* to *Buffy,* unleash your inner Van Helsing and join our Scooby Gang.|
|Sat, Feb 27, 3-4:30pm CST||Genre: Murder Mystery||Intermediate||Troy A. Miller||Through dynamic character work, interrogation and flashback techniques, and a study of genre tropes, learn the fundamentals and nuances of improvising a classic “whodunnit” inspired by Agatha Christie and modern homages such as Clue and Knives Out.|
|Sun, Mar 7, 1:30-3:30pm CST||ACAPROV: Online Introduction To A Cappella Improv||All Levels||Christian Lunn (Acaprov was founded in 2018 and is an a cappella long form musical directed by award winning actor, singer and improviser Lisa Lynn. Based in London, the show brings together Beat-Boxing, Rap, Body Percussion, Acting, Dance, Singing, Improv and heart to entertain audiences world wide.)||This course is aimed at musical improvisers who are beginners at improvising the accompaniment a cappella. We will cover: A healthy solo warm-up, Setting time signature (and staying in time), Basic Beatboxing, Basic Body Percussion, Setting the key, Basic Harmonizing, Basic Acaprov Conducting|
|Sun, Mar 14, noon-2pm||Tech for Online Musical Improv||All Levels||Kenzie Slottow||Learn how to run online musical improv classes or jams with live improvising musicians, using Zoom and Audiomovers. Just because you can’t have people singing harmonies in exact rhythmic unison, doesn’t mean you can’t have epic solos, duets and group numbers. You’ll get a chance to try out the setup and sing to Bryson Kemp’s brilliant piano-playing from wherever you are, too!|
|Sat, Mar 6, noon-2pm||Intro to (Comedy) Writing||All Levels||Cené Hale||Are you stuck in your writing process? Are you being taunted by the blank page? Maybe you've never written a sketch before and you don't think you're creative enough to be a writer (you are). If so, then this workshop is for you!|
In this 2 hour workshop you'll drop-in to a smorgasbord of exercises, drills, and new approaches and learn how to find your voice and get it down on the page. (Cené is a Texas-born, Amsterdam-based actor, writer, and voice-actor who writes silly songs and makes stuff up for a living. Seriously.)
Looking for more info on any of these sessions? Check below:
Intro to Zoomprov Tech
Saturday, Feb 13, 10-11:30am CST
w/ Charlotte Brown
Learn the tech side of zoom so your online shows can look great without the stress. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of video and image settings, sound sharing, spotlighting, and more. You’ll get hands-on experience with all these tools, and Charlotte will answer your questions and share tips and tricks to make your job easier.
ACAPROV: Online Introduction To A Cappella Improv
Sunday, Feb 14, 5-7pm CST
w/ Christian Lunn
This course is aimed at musical improvisers who are beginners at improvising the accompaniment a cappella. We will cover: A healthy solo warm-up, Setting time signature (and staying in time), Basic Beatboxing, Basic Body Percussion, Setting the key, Basic Harmonizing, Basic Acaprov Conducting
Tech for Online Musical Improv
Sunday, March 14, 2-4pm CST
w/ Kenzie Slottow
Learn how to run online musical improv classes or jams with live improvising musicians, using Zoom and Audiomovers. We’ve gotten creative with the limitations of live remote musical collaboration. Just because you can’t have people singing harmonies in exact rhythmic unison, doesn’t mean you can’t have epic solos, duets and group numbers. You’ll get a chance to try out the setup and sing to Bryson Kemp’s brilliant piano-playing from wherever you are, too!
All classes are held in the Zoom app, so download and test it before your class.