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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 registrar@hideouttheatre.com 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.)

DayTitleLevelInstructorDescription
Every Mon 6-7:30pm CSTBack to Basics (Fun Improv!)All LevelsJessica ArjetMake sure you're having fun and improvising in a way that's fun for everyone else!
Sat, Feb 13, 10-11:30am CSTIntro to Zoomprov TechAll LevelsCharlotte BrownLearn 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, 1-2:30pmGoing Slowly: Grounded ImprovAll LevelsMegan SherrodIn 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 CSTThe Story Off ScreenAll LevelsShannon StottThis 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 CSTBeing VulnerableAll LevelsChuy ZarateWe 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 CSTGenre: Disaster MovieIntermediateJessica ArjetLearn 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 CSTGenre: Supernatural DetectiveIntermediateMargaret HunsickerAre 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 CSTGenre: Murder MysteryIntermediateTroy A. MillerThrough 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 CSTACAPROV: Online Introduction To A Cappella ImprovAll LevelsChristian 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-2pmTech for Online Musical ImprovAll LevelsKenzie SlottowLearn 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-2pmIntro to (Comedy) WritingAll LevelsCené HaleAre 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.