Introduction to improvisational acting and the skills you need to begin the study of both long and short form improv comedy. Concepts include warm up, trust, the principles of agreement, and group mind. This course provides a broad overview into these ideas and illustrates how to implement them on stage. The course ends with a graduation show!

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Sunday (1-3pm)
Mondays (7:30-9:30pm)
Tuesdays (7:30-9:30pm)
Start DateSundays – April 5
Mondays – March 30
Tuesdays – March 31
Class Size14 students
Sessions8 sessions, 2 hours each
Grad Show May 24 5:30pm

Markis Gallashaw Instructor, Mon

Markis Gallashaw is an actor/writer from Charleston, SC. To help writing, he began learning improv in 2014 at iO Chicago [formerly The Improv Olympic], and fell in love with the art form. Hundreds of improv & sketch comedy shows later, he still loves the art-form and all the benefits its core principles provide for regular life stuff. He’s currently a member of Village Theater’s Main Cast and several improv & sketch groups around Atlanta.

Ibanez Downtain

Ibanez Downtain Instructor, Sun/Tues

Ibanez Downtain has been studying and performing improv for over 16 years. He was the youngest cast member ever to join the main cast at Village Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Learning from some of the most talented improvisers in the country, he began teaching in 2012 and now teaches several classes inside and outside the perimeter of Atlanta, ranging from beginner to advanced forms of improv for both children and adults.