Events

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
Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

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
Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

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
Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Paint Pour Workshop at Nest Creative

***THIS IS NOT A SHOW – IT’S AN EVENT!***

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE – SEE LINK

Want to try a paint pour? Paint pouring is easy art – relaxing and creative, a little zen, and beautiful. None are exactly the same, and that’s the fun! We provide all tools and paints and a painting station for each participant.

Doors open at 12:50pm, we start learning and painting with artist Bethanie Anne at 1pm. Once we’ve created our art, roll over to HoundDogs Pizza for a slice by 2:15 to let your art dry – and come back at 3:00pm to pick up your piece to carefully take home! Each artist will leave with 2 8×10 canvases.

Creating this kind of art can be messy, so wear something comfortable and casual. Join us for the fun on a Sunday afternoon. Spots are limited!

Event location disclosed to those who attend – Clintonville area. Doors open at 12:50pm, event runs 1-3pm. All materials provided.

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 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

2020 New Moon, New You (Feb)- by The Nest Creative

***THIS IS NOT A SHOW – IT’S AN EVENT!***

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE – SEE LINK

The Nest Creative brings you a completely original transformation event and moving, creative ceremony! The first moon of the month, the year, the decade is upon us, and it’s a great time to reflect back and lean forward into healing, focused, joyful energy.

We like to keep details of the event to those who attend it, but expect personal guided reflection, soft sharing with others, and a transformation circle for letting go and igniting change with purpose. Open to general public | All tickets must be purchased in advance | All materials provided | The event will last up to 90 minutes. Led by Tara DeFrancisco (performing comedy artist, globally celebrated teacher and instructor, minister) and Rance Rizzutto (performer, teacher, hypnotist). Spots are capped at a limit. All genders welcome! This is not a performance; This is an interactive event and place to welcome positivity and good energy in the new year.

The Nest Theatre LLC | CBus Improv | The Nest Creative is a registered Safe Space in Columbus, Ohio; We welcome all humans creating and aiding healthy homes for others and choosing to amplify LGBTIQ, POC, differently abled, over 65, and veteran participants in our artistic home.

Portion of ticket sales from this Nest Creative event will fund notforprofit Nest Theatre and Kaleidoscope Youth Services.

Event location at NEST CREATIVE new space (not yet marked or built out) – 2643 N High Street, opposite end of HoundDogs complex. Enter in back off parking lot, park in back or to the side at Ace of Cups. Doors open 10 minutes prior to event. All materials provided.

The Sampler: A Taste of Improv 2/21 7:45pm

The Sampler: A Taste of Improv 2/21 7:45pm
$20

Keep hearing how great improvisation techniques are for communication, play, and general happiness? Stick your toe in the water with this short & sweet workshop! We’ll give you the overview, why it works, and play some classic games to give you a sample of why our world is so fun. Beginners only!

Great for a gift for someone you love, great for an improviser’s curious friends who see shows and would like to try it, and great for yourself for a little self-care. Think you’d like it but just a tad nervous? This is 1-hour of fun and zero pressure taught by professional performers and global trainers at our happy home.

Pre-registration ONLY – buy online to guarantee spot!

Doors open at 7:30pm for 7:45pm start time.