“I appreciated getting a sense of the basic techniques and tools in this very enjoyable intro to improv."
An exploration of the principles of comedy improv. For the seasoned performer or the novice, this class will work to cultivate the “team mind” among its members by developing skills in trusting, listening and committing. Performers will gain a deeper understanding of the reality behind what’s funny and develop the spontaneity that is central to all good acting.
Online Class: Our Late Fall classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance. Fall financial aid applications are due by November 2, 2020.
Jack Novak is a playwright, actor, improviser, and teaching artist. Recent acting credits include Lovers’ Vows (We Happy Few) for which he received a Helen Hayes nomination, The Explorer’s Club (Prologue Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Prince George Shakes), The Cherry Orchard (Faction of Fools), and Balloonacy (Imagination Stage). He also performs improv regularly with his improv duo Husbands of Wives. He studied acting at Northwestern University, including a one year program in Mime, and has further trained in physical theatre under Giovanni Fusetti, Dody Disanto, Faction of Fools, and Synetic. He has studied improv at the Second City and the Annoyance Theatre, and has been a faculty member at Washington Improv Theatre since 2015. www.jackjacknovak.com