If that's you, you'll love it. However, 85% of our students fit a different description. They're transplants looking to find friends and a fun, creative and supportive community. They're entrepreneurs wanting unconventional, yet powerful business tools. They're empty-nesters trying to rediscover their passions. You see, the improv toolkit isn't just for the theatre. It's a toolkit for life.
In our classes, you'll learn the principles that make every scene successful like "Yes, And," "Make Each Other Look Good," "Give Good Gifts," and "Respond to the Last Thing." These principles make up the toolkit that increases creativity, thinking on your feet, being authentic and comfortable in your own skin. If the whole world's a stage, don't you want to be an improviser?
The Winter 2023 season begins the week of Jan. 9th. Early Registration ($25 off) ends Monday, Dec. 19th.
Play a variety of theatre games all the while, boosting confidence, enhancing communication and building trust with others. Take back the license to be a kid again and come play with us!
Level 2 takes you deeper into the principles and foundations of improv while giving you more playtime! You'll learn more short-form games, be able to create a lineup for a show and create your own warmups and games.
Level 3 takes you into creating and bringing to life well-rounded characters, scene progression and develops stronger relationships. It hones our skill as actors, becoming more in tune with ourselves, our emotions, our strengths and weaknesses and the foundations of improv.
Taking this class will beef up your base improv toolkit while also adding new, foundational tools of longform.
*Must have a level 3 experience or higher or the instructor's permission.
**Auditions are available upon request.
Along with tackling the longform format of the Harold, this class is about mastering the rules of improv, personal goals, developing stronger characters and learning a variety of opening styles. *Must have completed Level 4 or higher or have instructor permission.
All the essentials of story you need to get your idea to come to fruition. Forget writer's block, not knowing where to start and second guessing. It's time to get that story out of you! Taught by story and improv expert, Sean Hancock.
In this course, you'll learn how to play 10 improv games and walk away with life lessons learned from the improv principles found in those games. Taught by Sean Hancock, owner and founder of Recycled Minds, this course is created with over 20 years of experience teaching and performing improv comedy. He breaks down each game into 3 parts: the instructions, an example for you to follow and the life lessons learned from these improv games.
"It's amazing how it helps the everyday relationships you have. It's one of the most fun things I've ever done!"
"Improv has been a healing dance with fear and emotion. It's been the key my inner child needed. It's been the medicine of laughter and permission my soul craved."
"Beyond the thrill of performing and the joy that comes from making people laugh, I'm more confident in my relationships with people and more open to trying new things. And, best of all, I'm part of an insanely supportive creative community filled with some of the most amazing people I've ever met."
As part of our mission to bring joy and transformation, Recycled Minds Comedy offers scholarships to defray the cost of classes for students that need financial assistance. We want everyone to experience the laughter lifestyle without concern of cost. The Scholarship Fund is only applicable to our standard level improv classes and does not apply to special events or workshops unless otherwise noted. *Must be 18+ and have reliable transportation to apply.
Once a payment has been made, students have until 1 week before the start of class to cancel registration and receive a 100% refund. If a student cancels their registration within less than 1 week prior and before the first day of class, there will be no refund, however, students have the option of rolling over 50% of the registration amount as a credit to a future class. A class credit is only good for the following class season when the class was purchased. Future classes, or space in classes cannot be guaranteed.