All classes take place at The Bard’s Town Lounge on 1801 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville, KY.


August

Keeping It Real (Drop In Class)

Take improv down the serious route.

KEEPING IT REAL (Drop in Class)

IMPROV 502

Taught By Ben Hagan

August 12th at 6pm

$30

Improv has become known as a strictly go for laughs form of theatre, but it doesn’t always have to be. In fact, some of the best improv has been funny by just being true to the work and “keeping it real”. In this work shop Ben Hagan will lead you into seeing that not all improv is funny. With almost 20 years of professional improv experience Ben has developed a style of Improv that pushes the boundaries of comfortability and gets to the root of the scene. All experience levels welcome!

Ben Hagan has been teaching and performing for almost 20 years and is the Artistic Director of Improv 502.


Basic Short Form (Drop In Class)

Learn the art of short form improv!

Short Form (Drop-in Class)

IMPROV 502

Monday August 19th 2019 at 6pm

Taught by Stefan Gearhart

$30

Short Form: Two words plagued by stereotypes and surrounded by assumptions. Stereotypes, such as not being able to perform complete scenes, to it being the beginner’s improv. Short Form: Two words that tend to spark rolled eyes and instant dismissal if brought up within earshot of fellow improvisers. Short Form: Two words that can mean so much more than you ever imagined. In this drop in class your teacher will challenge you to open your mind and realize the endless possibilities Short Form has to offer. Discover how Short Form can be just as gratifying as Long Form and what you can do to help yourself and your teammates reach that point. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to break the stereotypes associated with Short Form, such as a high energy style, how to raise energy in the audience, energetic character creation, better storytelling, and ways to keep your audience begging for more!

Stefan Gearhart of Sidetracked Improv and the Creative Producer of Louisville’s Damn Good Improv Festival has been teaching and performing improv and theatre for 20 years.


Level 1 Basic Improv Class

Level One Improv, No Experience Needed!

BASIC IMPROV LEVEL ONE (6-Week Intensive)
IMPROV 502

Taught by Stefan Gearhart
All Ages
$150 is for all 6 dates
Every Monday from August 12th – September 16th at 8pm 2019

Have you ever wanted to free your mind and have fun? Are you an actor who wants to get better at your craft? Are you an improviser wanted to shake the rust off? Do you just want to be goofy? Improv 502’s Level 1 improv class will get you 6 weeks of classes that will help you develop your craft. At the end, you’ll even get to showcase your talents to friends and family in your very own improv show with you and your classmates on Aug. 17th.

Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE is needed!! Come and have fun with us!

Stefan Gearhart of Sidetracked Improv and the Creative Producer of Louisville’s Damn Good Improv Festival has been teaching and performing improv and theatre for 20 years.


Level 3 Improv Class

Level 3 Improv: Long Form In-Depth (6-Week Class)
IMPROV 502
Taught by Stefan Gearhart & Ben Hagan
$150 is for all 6 dates
Every Monday from August 26th – September 30th at 6pm 2019

Level 3 improv will explore the intricasies and complexities of long form improv. In this class you will learn various styles of long form and how to engage your audiences. You will take a deep dive into yourself to explore what it means to truly improvise.

Level 1 & 2 completion required or equal amount of experience accepted.

Stefan Gearhart of Sidetracked Improv and the Creative Producer of Louisville’s Damn Good Improv Festival has been teaching and performing improv and theatre for 20 years.

Ben Hagan has been teaching and performing for almost 20 years and is the Artistic Director of Improv 502.

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