Events

Level 2 Class – Tuesdays

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.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 1
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.

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.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level Two/Level Fun
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.

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.

5-Weeks
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.

Storyteller Improv 8/27 8:00pm

Storyteller Improv 8/27 8:00pm
$14 online*/ $15 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Storyteller Improv 8/27 show is fun-filled with your suggestions inspiring TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

Opening for Storyteller will be JASES!

Storyteller is one of the oldest teams at The Nest Theatre. This team is formed from Columbus improv veterans who are among our first students at The Nest. Therefore, they exemplify the improv style brought to the city by The Nest Theatre owners.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

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!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. 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!

Anonymous 8/21 8:00pm

Anonymous 8/21 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Your secrets…our show! The Anonymous 8/21 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, Bryan Murphy, Leny Matos, and David Price

Opening for Anonymous will be the Dual Duel winners: Lin & Dodie!

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

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!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. 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!

Duo Duo 8/20 9:30pm

Duo Duo 8/20 9:30pm
$12 online*/$13 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Two improv duos. Two different styles. Both fantastic!

Tonight: Matt & Cady and Fine & Dandy!

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

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!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. 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!

Troika Improv Contest FINAL 8/13 9:30pm

Troika Improv Contest 8/13 9:30pm
$14 online*/ $15 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Created by our friends in Philly, the Nest begins Troika CBus! A trio of randomly assigned Nest performers/students face off in this fun competitive show! Our three finalists come back to the Finals to see who will be the winner! (Ages 16+up permitted)

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

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!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. 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!

Trio Lounge Singers 8/7 9:00pm

Trio Lounge Singers 8/7 9:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

*ORIGINAL SHOW!* Three lounge singers from the Melody Ranch Motel bring the lounge act to the Nest – where the songs are about the people they meet in the crowd. They bring their “talents” (along with their baggage as a trio) to us for a night of improvised music and comedy. Get ready for for this Trio Lounge Singers 8/7 show!

Starring DeFrancisco, Price, and Rizzutto with Musical Direction by Michael O’Dell – all in character, all night.

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

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!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. 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!

Anonymous 8/6 8:00pm

Anonymous 8/6 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Your secrets…our show! The Anonymous 8/6 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, Bryan Murphy, Leny Matos, and David Price

Opening for Anonymous will be the Flock!

This will be LIVE at our new location
2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

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!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. 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!

Level 4 Class – Wednesdays

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!

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 3, Teacher Approval
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jul 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.