Classes

Summer 2022 Classes

Our Live In-Person Classes are BACK and we are so excited to be coming back with a bang in our hip, new studio located close to downtown SLO- come check it out!

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View our class schedule below, sign up for what you like & bask in the excitement of having already taken the first steps of your thrilling new adventure!

We’re BACK!!! Check out this amazing schedule!

Current Classes:

Improv 101, Thursdays 6-8pm PST

Improv 101 is a beginning level improv class. We will focus on the basics on improv in this class. The next 6 week session starts on 8/4/2022 from 6-8pm. If you’re interested in this introductory class please email classes@centralcoastcomedytheater.com OR Click Here For More Info. & to Register

Long Form Improv: Exploring Scenework & Long Form, Mondays 6-8pm PST 

This class will build on the fundamentals of group improvisation & collaboration taught in Improv 101. The class will move at an accelerated pace and the focus will be on more in-depth acting coaching & long form improvisation technique. Recent graduates of Improv 101 are invited to take this course as a way of “filling in the gaps” and building up.

Instructor: Sabrina Pratt 

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction *to register for this class please venmo or paypal

Class Limit: 10

Dates of Class Meetings: 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5

*This class will include a live performance, dates TBD

Short Form Improv, Wednesdays 6-8pm PST

This class will build on the fundamentals of group improvisation & collaboration taught in Improv 101. The class will move at a bit of an accelerated pace from beginner’s classes. Recent graduates of Improv 101 are invited to take this course as a way of “filling in the gaps” and building up. We will learn more short form games & the focus will be on locking down the “game of the scene” quickly.  

Lead Instructor: Sabrina Pratt *this class will also include a rotating group of instructors so as to provide students with different perspectives and more approaches to games

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction *to register for this class please venmo or paypal

Class Limit: 10

Dates of Class Meetings: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7

*This class will include a live performance, dates TBD

Classes in September:

Kids Improv Class (ages 10-13)

Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm

This class is an opportunity to develop improv & acting skills, learn improv games and practice playing on a team. We will learn more short form games & the focus will be on collaborative scene work.  

Instructor: Sabrina Pratt 

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction 

Class Limit: 10

Dates of Class Meetings: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20


Teen Improv Class (ages 13-17)

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm

This class is an opportunity to develop improv & acting skills, learn improv games and practice playing on a team. We will learn short form games & the focus will be on collaborative scene work.  

Instructor: Sabrina Pratt 

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction 

Class Limit: 10

Class Meetings: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Advanced Acting Improvisation Class

In this class you will learn about your own strengths and weaknesses, how to improve upon both, and how we psychologically approach performance in general and improv in particular. Special attention will be given to individual notes and play styles, and how to get out of your head and follow the fun.

Taught by Peter Kremidas

Sundays 5:00-7:00pm

6 week session beginning Sunday, September 11, 2022

Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

Cost: $225 for all 6 weeks

Class Size: 10 

About the Instructor:

Peter Kremidas has performed and trained at Second City, Steppenwolf, iO, Comedysportz Chicago, The Onion, The Annoyance, The Paper Machete, and many other theatres all over Chicago. He is an experienced teacher and creator of the ‘Meisner for Improvisers’ class held in Chicago. He is currently pursuing a masters in mental health counseling and applies psychology as a way to approach improv. He has worked extensively on stage and on camera as an improviser, actor, stand up comedian, and writer for over 15 years. He is also, it turns out, very nice & funny.

Here is the link to the eventbrite for registration for the class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-acting-improv-class-tickets-397441096017

Musical Improv Class

This class is accessible to improvisers of different skill levels, the pre-req is that students have completed an Improv 101, Intermediate or Advanced Improv course prior to signing up. The curriculum will assume competence with improvisation but students do not necessarily need to have any experience with music and you do not have to “be a good singer” in order to enjoy & be successful in this class. 

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm

Starting on Sep 12, 2022

Instructors: Ryan Lloyd & Jill Gibson

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction 

Class Limit: 10

Dates of Class Meetings: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

About the Instructors:

Ryan Lloyd is the owner and creative mastermind behind Rylo Media, he is an incredibly gifted musician and an accomplished artist. Ryan is fun, funny and very passionate about supporting others in exploring their own musical comedic talents. 

Jill Gibson is an experienced and well trained musician. She owns her own business as a voice teacher and a very talented songstress & performer. 

We are so fortunate to have these two combined super powers teaching this course!

Scenewriting Class

Taught by Brian Danilo

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

6 week session beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Class Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Cost: $225 for all 6 weeks

Class Size: 10 

About the Class: 

“SCENE WRITING” — SYLLABUS 

By the end of class, students will have a polished character and antagonist (i.e. a relationship) that could be the basis for any kind of story (from sketch to feature film).  Each student will supply one scene with this relationship to the final show, which is a series of scenes all on the same theme.

Intermediate Improv: Exploring Scenework & Long Form 

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

This class will build on the fundamentals of group improvisation & collaboration taught in Improv 101. The class will move at a bit of an accelerated pace from beginners classes. Recent graduates of Improv 101 are invited to take this course as a way of “filling in the gaps” and building up. We will learn more short form games & the focus will be on locking down the “game of the scene” quickly.  

Instructor: Sabrina Pratt 

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction *to register for this class please venmo or paypal

Class Limit: 10

Dates of Class Meetings: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19

*This class will include a live performance, dates TBD

Intro to Improv (Improv 101): Foundations of Improv 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm

This class will build on the fundamentals of group improvisation & collaboration taught in Improv 101. The class will move at a bit of an accelerated pace from beginners classes. Recent graduates of Improv 101 are invited to take this course as a way of “filling in the gaps” and building up. We will learn more short form games & the focus will be on locking down the “game of the scene” quickly.  

Instructors: Wade Tillotson & Dane Larkin 

Class Fee: $225 for 6 weeks of instruction CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Class Limit: 10

Dates of Class Meetings: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

Check Out Our Rolling Schedule of Classes

Intermediate Improv– for students who have taken Improv 101, this class focuses on continuing the foundations of improv and in-depth techniques of short form and long form improv.

Advanced Improv- for students who have completed beginner & intermediate improv and are looking for the next challenge. This class is an in-depth focus on character acting & advanced long form improv technique.

Musical Improv– this class focuses on improvising songs, rhyming techniques, short form musical improv games, musical improv song structure and musical long form.

Stand-Up Comedy Class– this class covers the basics of crafting jokes, putting your set together and includes performance training. Learn about comedic timing, workshop your writing & get ready to rock that mic!

Sketch Comedy Writing- this class is taught in the style that most popular sketch comedy tv shows & performance groups use to generate content. Learn how to create a pitch then craft that idea to it’s full funny potential with your ensemble.

Production Writing– this class is taught by experienced writers for stage & screen and is an excellent introduction into the writing process. In this class we will generate our own original scripts & screenplays.

We offer classes for learning musical improv, writing for sketch, advanced levels of short & long form improv, acting, etc. These classes generally require some experience with acting, theater, improv, comedy, etc. If you have an interest in learning more about the advanced classes being offered at our theater email: classes@centralcoastcomedytheater.com

Not sure which class is right for you? Have some questions?

Feel free to send us a message and we will contact you asap!

You can email our director, Sabrina Pratt, here: sabrina@centralcoastcomedytheater.com or classes@centralcoastcomedytheater.com

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