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About Introduction to Improv (PE102 Spring)

Are you a comedy aficionado? Do you love “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Are you a fan of comedy legends who started in improv, such as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, and Keegan-Michael Key? Then this is the course for you!

What will you learn on this course?

Discover the joy, freedom, and challenge of Improv. Learn to be more creative and playful in this low-pressure, high-enjoyment class that cultivates a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment.

Improv is not the same as stand-up; you are not alone on stage and it’s not about telling jokes. It’s about working together as a team with other improvisers to spontaneously create group stories, scenes & sketches. There’s no such thing as failure in improv!

In this 12-week course, you will learn the core skills of improvised comedy from Jon Trevor, the founder and leader of Box of Frogs and director of the Birmingham Improv Festival.

Throughout the course, you will progress as a team while learning core improvisation skills like Spontaneity, Listening, Yes and Character, Scenes, Story, and Status.

Towards the end of the course, you can be part of a public showcase performance, providing the perfect opportunity to share your newfound skills with family and friends

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years at all levels. It is open to beginners; no drama, acting, comedy or improv experience is required as full guidance is given. It is also open to writers, actors, and comedians looking to widen their skills, and to introverts who are wanting to gain more confidence!

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring water and wear comfortable clothes.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Jon Trevor

Dates and times

  • January – April 2025