Level 201: Introduction to Longform Improv

Level 201: Introduction to Long Form Improvisation

Now apply what you’ve learned in Level 101 to create long form scenes. This class is heavy on exercises in the fundamental structural components of long form: scene work, group games, patterns, offers, and relationships. Students will emerge from Level 201 with the tools necessary to stage longer pieces with recurring themes and rich characters. Prerequisite: Level 101. 

Andy McIntyre has been performing improv since 2012 and performing with the BaltimAndy (1)_headore Improv Group since 2014.  He currently performs with BIG main stage troupe Bears Only, BIG Project troupe Local Spot and independent team Remote Possibilities. He has performed at improv festivals in Tampa, Washington, New York, and Chicago.  Andy is a product of the BIG University program and has also studied with Jill Bernard, Jimmy Carrane, Rick Andrews, Susan Messing and many others. When not performing with the Baltimore Improv Group he is performing as a teacher for the Howard County Public School System.  He also coaches football, wrestling, and lacrosse.

 

  • Dates: 7 Tuesdays, May 9 – June 20 (7-9pm) + 1 Student Showcase, on Monday June 26th (Time TBD)
  • Cost: $225
  • Location: Bolton Street Synagogue (212 West Cold Spring Lane)

Michael Hartwell is Baltimore-based educator, improviser, and facilitator.  He is the Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group, a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Maryland, aMichael (2)(1)nd an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, teaching improv to science and engineering students.  He has taught improv to adults and children since 2013.  Prior to his current work, Michael was a Teach For America corps member and Baltimore City Schools middle school teacher for ten years.  He is a member of BIG’s main stage troupe Gus, along with special projects PUMPS and After School Grandma. Outside of improv and education, Michael is an avid reader, dog lover, music snob, certified Master Gardener, and uniformly disappointed Buffalo Bills fan.

  • Dates: 7 Thursdays, May 11 – June 22 (7-9pm) + 1 Student Showcase, on Saturday June 24th (Time TBD)
  • Cost: $225
  • Location: Bolton Street Synagogue (212 West Cold Spring Lane)