The Farms: Improve Your Improv
Experience Level: Beginner
The ‘Improve Your Improv” class teaches students of all experience levels the mechanics and tools used to create improvisational theater. Sessions will center around long-form improv but will also use short-form improv games to learn the craft.
Sessions will be jam-packed with improvisational fun. The games and practices used will help all levels of improvisers with their craft. This will not be a sit-down class where notes are taken — students will be performing as much as possible; it will be a get-up-and-perform kind of class.
This class will emphasize the mechanics needed to act out an entertaining and meaningful scene on the spot with no lines. While improv is often a natural skill, there are many elements of the craft that can be taught to everybody. These skills are useful on stage but also in everyday life, wherever you might be put on the spot!
Kyle Tasch will lead the eight improv sessions in the Music Barn from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Thursday from Sept. 14 through Nov. 2.
$20/person*. Register here. Registration fees include all materials. All sales are final.
*While registration for the entire series is not required, it is highly suggested that all students attend each class to get the full experience. Students can pick sessions that work best with their schedule if needed. There is a discounted rate for signing up for all eight sessions. To obtain the discount, register here.
If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email email@example.com.
About the instructor
Kyle Tasch is an improvisor, improv teacher, filmmaker, writer, actor, comedian and musician from the Chicago suburbs. He started performing improv in 2004 and has been improvising in front of audiences regularly since 2015.
He has also taught classes both in-person and remotely at Westside Improv in Wheaton, Illinois. He performs live across the state in various comedy and music acts and has produced hundreds of videos and songs.
About The Farms
The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and science. All experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.
See the complete fall session schedule here.