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During these coronavirus / safe distancing times, all of our classes and workshops are online. Our Summer 2020 classes are below, but you can also stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates on when the next one will be!

Tashika began her improv journey in 2017. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, she is a founding member of Cake Walk, a situational comedy improv team, co-produces and hosts the “Peeps Show” and the “Black Improv Variety Show”. Currently performing and teaching with the Maryland Improv Collective, she has performed in Washington D.C. and North Carolina.

FREE Intro to Improv class

4-week online course

This ONLINE, FREE 4-week Intro to Improv Comedy class is all about the joy of jumping in and finding the funny. Listening, saying “yes, and,” collaboration and flexibility are key to being a great improviser and person. Instructor Tashika Campbell will work on making you more comfortable with thinking on your feet and speaking publicly through fun exercises and games.

This class runs every Thursday from 7-9pmET for four weeks starting Thursday, August 13.

Tashika began her improv journey in 2017. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, she is a founding member of Cake Walk, a situational comedy improv team, co-produces and hosts the “Peeps Show” and the “Black Improv Variety Show”. Currently performing and teaching with the Maryland Improv Collective, she has performed in Washington D.C. and North Carolina.

Foundations of Improv class

7-week online course

Learn to create fun fully improvised scenes through various games and exercises. This exciting 7 week online course will teach the foundational components; communication, agreement, active listening, character work and making your scene partner look good. This class is being led by Tashika Campbell. 

This online class meets every Wednesday night from 7-9pmET for seven weeks starting August 5.  Cost: $85

Ti Coleman has taught and performed improv for the past 10 years. As a founding member of Casually Dope, they have performed and featured in many cities such as Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Calgary and Toronto. They are an experienced teacher, teaching Baltimore Improv Group University classes: Intro to Improv, Intro to Longform, Scene work, Advanced Short form and Ensemble. They are an experienced corporate trainer including applied improv, role play and corporate sketch. They have extensive experience working with youth as an after school manager, creator of the first teen BIG troupe, and Baltimore City teaching artist. They work with organizations such as Maryland Improv Collective, Wombwork Productions, Creative Alliance and Young Audiences of Maryland to deliver culturally relevant youth programming and accessible improv training.

Short-Form Zoomprov class

7-week online course

Explore the world of online short form improv! From experienced players looking to adapt their stage game to newcomers who are curious about short form. This seven week course will explore old favorites and new zoom specific short form games. This class is led by Ti Coleman.

This online class meets every Tuesday for seven weeks starting August 4, 2020. Cost: $125 

Kathryn Carlsen (left) has been teaching theatre since 2004. She graduated from UMCP with a degree in Secondary Theatre and English Education and from Brooklyn College with a Masters in Performing Arts Management. Since 2006, she has been a performer with the Baltimore Improv Group as well as a teacher in BIG University. She has taught improvisation and communication workshops at UMCP School of Business and Johns Hopkins Medical School. She has performed at the Studio Theatre, Theatre Project, Creative Alliance, Mercury Theatre in Baltimore as well at festivals in DC,North Carolina, Philadelphia, Austin, New York, and Chicago.

Blue Cavell-Allette (right) has a decade of experience as a mainstage performer, producer and director. As a founding member of the internationally known troupe Casually Dope, Blue has headlined all over North America and taught sold out workshops in cities that include Toronto and Pittsburgh.

Unleashing characters – an improv intensive

4-week online course

You have an infinite number of characters within you- let’s meet them! Through this four week course, you will unleash unique characters through physical and vocal exploration as well as creation of internal motivation. Using acting and improvisation exercises, we will work on finding character motivation through the outside in and from the inside out. This class is led by Kathryn Carlsen and Blue Cavell-Allette.

This class meets every Monday from 7-9pmET for four weeks starting Monday, August 17.  Cost: $75

Michael Harris is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity. He has been an improv and acting teacher for over a decade, and is currently a faculty member at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in D.C., as well as a teaching artist for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Young Audiences of Maryland and Endangered Species Theatre Project. Michael has been an invited performer at comedy/improv Festivals from NYC to Austin and Philly to Chicago, and has taught thousands of students from 6 to 86.

Acting for the Camera

4-week online course

Are you an improviser who wants to try scripted acting? An actor that needs to add some improvisation to your toolbox? This class is for you. During our four sessions together we will explore the basics of on camera technique, how it differs from stage acting, the importance of improvisation particularly in commercials, and the fundamentals of self taping. This class is led by Michael Harris.

This online class meets every Thursday from 7-9pmET for four weeks starting Thursday, August 20. Cost: $75