Events

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.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Instructors: Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

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.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 2 at The Nest
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Level 4 Class – Tuesdays

Time to put all that prior work into practice. You’ll learn how to take all of the elements you’ve learned in Level 1 through 3 and combine them into performance. 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 specific forms.

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

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level Three, Teacher Approval
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Level 2 Class – Wednesdays

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.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 1 at The Nest
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

NEW! Level 2 Class – Wednesdays

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.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 1 at The Nest
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
May 29, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

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.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Instructors: Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

The Shortform Course @ The Nest!

Always wanted to learn and perform a shortform comedy show like Whose Line, ComedySportz, and Wild’n Out? Here’s your chance! The Nest is now holding a shortform intensive for Nestie students! Shortform is celebrated all over the world and massively popular in Canada, Europe, and Australia for its playful energy and engagement with the audience. Like all other forms of improv, it boosts awareness, joy, and especially confidence/bold choices in faster-pacing shows. In addition, the designers of our Core Curriculum (focusing on scenework and relationship alongside savvy moves) are also 20+ year shortform performers and directors, and their crew will teach you not just the Games, but the ways to do a good scene with game on top. 4 weeks of class Mondays 7-830pm, Show tba Weds/Thursday 730pm for friends, fam, and general public in our mainstage. We’re excited to do this again – a bootcamp for Nesties to make bold moves and have another skillset in their toolbelt!

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

 

4-Weeks AND a class show!
Instructors: tba / Program design AD team Tara D. & Rance R.
Mondays from 7-830pm June 3, 10, 17, 24
Show Weds 26 or Thurs 27 tba – +1 comp ticket included for a loved one to attend your show!
Pre-requisite: must have completed Nest Core Curric 3 and also open to grads/performers
Cost: $150

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans. Are you in this group and need financial assistance? Reach out about our no-paperwork coupons for those in these groups OR contact us to learn about interning. 

NEW! Level 4 Class – Tuesdays

Time to put all that prior work into practice. You’ll learn how to take all of the elements you’ve learned in Level 1 through 3 and combine them into performance. 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 specific forms.

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

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level Three, Teacher Approval
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.