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Acting Classes

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7 week workshops

Cost: $150

Ages: 16 & up

Improv 1: Scenic Improvisation

Tuesdays • 5:30-7:30pm

5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Improv 1 is an introduction to improvising in a scene. Through group games and exercises, students will practice listening, being present in the moment, exploring impulse/spontaneity, trusting their instincts, and the fundamental concept of “Yes, And” in improvisation.

Improv 3: Formats and Initiations

Mondays • 7:30-9:30pm

5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Improv 3 explores different long-form formats. Students will be given the opportunity to construct a new show structure based upon the class's skills and interests. Improv 3 will also delve into initiations and observing the "reality" of the scene.

Prerequisite: Improv 1 and 2 (or previous improv experience with approval from instructor).

Improv Lab

Mondays • 5:30-7:30pm

5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Improv Lab is a place for improvisers to workshop and explore longform formats. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their interests and unique play styles. 

Prerequisite: Improv 1-4 (or previous improv experience with approval from instructor).

Student Showcase: June 30

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About the instructor


Joe Carroll began improvising at Appalachian State University in 2007 and taught workshops and classes at the Asheville Improv Collective. Joe has performed at the Dirty South Improv Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, Asheville Yes Fest, AIC Fest, Hell Yes Fest,  the Asheville Fringe Festival, and Chicago’s Annoyance Theater. He currently performs in his one man show "JOLO", the all-star ensemble "The No-See-Ums", and comedy duo "Mabel's Baby".

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