Events

Level 4 Class – Tuesdays

Time to put all that prior work into practice. We’ll learn the structure of basic longforms like Armando (Storyteller), Montage/Commando, Shotgun, Bat, Monoscene, Beer Shark Mice, and WeirdAss. Rather than covering up our lousy scenework with a complex format, we’ll push our good scenework as to not get lost inside the construct of each form.

Not only that, but this level culminates in a Student Show!

Pre-requisite: Level Three, Teacher Approval
Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7

Level 3 Class – Tuesdays

Level 3 digs deep into scene work. The relationship between the characters on stage is the most important part of the scene. Get ready to focus on two-person scenes and explore multiple ways to lock into the heart of things.

Pre-requisite: Level Two
Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7

Level 1 Class – Mondays

Welcome to the formal program of improvisational training! Whether you want to perform, be better at team work or presentation for your job, or just be more engaged with your friends and family, this is the place to start!

In this course, we’ll jump into the beautiful world of “Yes, And” and study beginning fundamentals like basic games and the advantages of collaborative group work. We’ll enjoy exercises, talk basic theory, dive into basic scenework, push through object & environment, and establish the importance of relationship and truth onstage – and have an incredible amount of fun, getting away with pretending as adults.

6-Weeks
Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6

Level 2 Class – Mondays

In Level 2, we will begin using the idea of group play. Whether it is via shortform games (playing with pattern, heightening, pouncing on the fun), longform openings (group work, exploration of one theme together), or scenes (game of the scene), we will understand the importance of utilizing our power together and play with rather than against. Character work, both by mirroring and complementing, is also pushed in this level.

Pre-requisite: Level One

Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6

Dual Duel Finals 2/29 9:30pm

Dual Duel Finals 2/29 9:30pm
$12 online*/ $14 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Dual Duel is BACK! Improv Duos compete in this improv competition for your votes!

This is it! Our semi-final winners put it all on the line to become the Ultimate Dual Duel Champions!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

HERE the Musical 2/29 8:00pm

HERE the Musical 2/29 8:00pm
Tickets $12
Ages 16+

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In the HERE the Musical 2/29 show, the players get one suggestion to inspire theme through an opening number, create characters and storylines inspired by the theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece. Not one ounce of music has been pre-conceived before the show begins. Music improvised by David Schmoll!

Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto began touring this show well before moving to Columbus to start The Nest Theatre. They have toured this show to 60+ cities in 22+ countries! Bring your friends out to experience HERE for yourself.

Opening for HERE will be Storyteller!

*If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Anonymous 2/28 9:00pm

Anonymous 2/28 9:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Your secrets…our show! The Anonymous 2/28 show takes true, pre-written, anonymous personal stories submitted from our cast & guests, then those stories lead to conversation and comedic improvisation done by the cast. Randomly drawn from the big board, the cast has seen none of the stories prior to the conversations or improvisation – unless it’s (dramatic pause)… their own.

For improv connoisseurs, it’s a slice of hit shows Storyteller/Living Room, part ComedySportz Blind Date, and part “Mortified”; For those just looking for a great time – This show promises something for everyone.

Cast: Andrew Johnson, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, Michael Tonovitz, Jonathan DeMuth, Tara DeFrancisco, Robin Starr, Rance Rizzutto, John Kuhn, Ella Palardi, Wendy Korwin

Opening for Anonymous will be the Sad Pizza Party!

*If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

ComedySportz 2/28 7:30pm

ComedySportz 2/28 7:30pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
All Ages

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz 2/28 match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Field Day – an improv mixer 2/27 7:00pm

Field Day – an improv mixer 2/27 7:00pm
$8
Ages 16+

Oh man – it’s Field Day! AND it’s in a NEW LOCATION!

On Thursday February 27th, we are bringing back our GRAND EXPERIMENT! Anyone who buys a ticket won’t only be in the audience – they’ll be onstage!

Starting right at 7pm, you’ll be split up into random teams, given a short term coach, and guided in a simple warmup and tools for a montage/form with new friends. The coach will work with you for 20 minutes – you’ll discuss techniques to edit and move the show along, make sure you are given the parameters to play safely and happily with your jam team, and then you’ll perform a short piece with your one night only crew!

All attendees perform
All attendees support
All attendees have a buncha fun

Come be a part of a new idea and a chance to play with lots of new people. All are welcome!

This night is about featuring YOU
And all the good that comes from our artform.

This event will be taking place in a new space:
2643 N High St
Parking and Entrance in the Back.

NO STUDENT PASSES OR GRAD PASSES – special event –

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*If it is after 5:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 2/22 9:30pm

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 2/22 9:30pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised in the Musical Improv MIXTAPE 2/22 show, and all of the music is improvised on keys by David Schmoll! Every scene is the suggestion for the next, creating an improvisational Mixtape in an inspirational chain-reaction.

Opening for Mixtape will be Indie team: FNE

*If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!