Class is in Session for SPF 7's School of Improv

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After years of touring and providing enjoyment for audiences across the North American continent, internationally touring improv troupe SPF 7 is opening the doors on its own school of improv in San Francisco.

SPF 7, in association with the San Francisco Comedy College, is excited to open the doors on the SPF 7 School of Improv. By blending their trademark emphasis on storytelling and strong scene work with the essentials of comedic theory and performance technique, the SPF 7 School of Improv offers a unique perspective on improv for performers at all levels that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whether you have a future of performing in front of you, or just want to be a little more suave at the bar, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the School of Improv. Currently, the SPF 7 School of Improv is offering four core classes, in addition to regular weekend intensives that range from Improvising in Stand-Up Comedy to Basic Commedia dell’Arte. Below is a breakdown of the current core curriculum:

  • The Skills

The starting point, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisation, and feel more spontaneous and creative onstage and off!

Wednesday Nights: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: No improv or acting experience necessary.

Taught by Sammy Wegent

  • The Shorts

You’ve learned the basics- now push yourself ahead by tackling shortform improv - the games made famous by Whose Line Is It Anyway. The Shorts focuses on strengthening your scene work while applying it to a fun and fast paced improv structure.

Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: The Skills, or some beginning improv experience.

Taught by Jay Starr

  • The Shark

This class covers the style of comedic longform improv that was made famous in Chicago, and is one of the most popular and rewarding types of improv you’ll ever attempt.

Monday Nights: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: The Skills, or some beginning improv experience.

Taught by Sammy Wegent

  • The Story

The storytelling formula made popular by Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces is utilized by writers across the board, from Dan Brown to George Lucas, to those guys that wrote Toy Story. Now learn to take that structure to improvise complex, engaging narratives stemming from a single audience suggestion.

Sunday Nights: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: The Skills, or some beginning improv experience.

Taught by Justin Lamb

For information on registering for classes, rates, contacting instructors and more visit SPF 7 online at:

http://www.spf7.org

SPF 7 is: Sammy Wegent, Justin Lamb, Jay Starr, and Alex Aschinger

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