Improv classes for adults

Improv is about working together to create something that has never existed before! Our classes introduce students to and aid in establishing a solid improvisational foundation by focusing on the principles of acceptance, listening, and creative collaboration.

These classes will challenge you to rethink your assumptions about what you can't do. Sign up to meet new friends and have a blast!

We offer classes for every level of experience, and all of our classes help build confidence in public speaking, thinking on your toes, and having fun on stage in a supportive environment. This is a progressive curriculum with 5 levels and students are expected to take Level 1 before graduating to advanced classes. Classes are once a week for 9 weeks and conclude with a class demonstration open to friends and family.

Tuition is $200 (We offer scholarships!)


Drop-Ins EVERY week this summer…

We host a drop-in once a week. Drop-in Improv is like open gym. There will be a Verge instructor there to facilitate games, but drop-ins are not classes. It is a time for everyone to play their favorite games, try new ones, and stay connected with the Verge improv community.

The nitty-gritty details: Please bring $5 to participate. We need at least 5 improvisers to make the drop-in worthwhile. So please sign up ahead of time so we know if we have enough people to host the drop in.

 

Drop-in Improv dates:

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 26

Tuesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 10

Tuesday, July 16

Wednesday, July 24

Tuesday, July 30

Tuesday, August 6

Wednesday, August 14

Tuesday, August 20


New classes coming soon!

Starting in the fall, we will roll out our new curriculum

Over the past several years we have been listening to what are students love about our classes and how we can better meet their needs. Based on what we have heard, we decided to revise our curriculum. And boy, are we excited!

Starting in the fall, we will move away from a leveled system, offering a topic-based structure. By offering a classes that focus on a certain skill or branch of improv, we hope to give students more flexibility about when and what classes they take, and more opportunities to work with a variety of classmates.

We will still offer Intro to Improv as well as classes for a variety of experience levels. Fall classes to be announced soon!

If you want to learn more about the curriculum, contact Jessie!



Special offering!!!

guest artists are coming to verge this summer!

Don’t miss out on these once-in-a-season opportunities. Who knows if these power-house comedians will be coming to town again any time soon.

In June, Paul Brittain—actor, comedian and past SNL castmember—will teach two improv workshops.

In July, Kevin McDonald—co-founder of Kids in the Hall—will teach you how to use improv to write sketch comedy!


 

100% of participants last year said they would recommend our classes to a friend!

Here are a few reasons why...

“It was so much fun. Great games. Great coaching. Learned about myself. Met great people. Enhanced my creativity and risk taking.”

“A supportive atmosphere that allowed vulnerability and consequently close connections with fellow classmates.”

"[Our instructor] is very good at recognizing the unique strengths of his students and encouraging us to push the boundaries of our comfort level. His enthusiasm is unparalleled."

“I found improv to be a sort of therapy, a way to get out of my head, to be in the present moment, to let go of whatever stresses I was holding on to, and to be honest, real, and authentically me. Top that with being surrounded by people that truly felt supportive and were also putting themselves out there, it more often than not turned out to be the highlight of my week. Long story short…I feel it makes me a better person, or more accurately said, more of my true self without all the fear and baggage I normally roll around with in my day to day. And to add one last thing…it makes me happy and one more happier person in the world is a damn good thing.”

 

Meet the instructors...