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.

Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

 

FNE 11/2 8:00pm

November 2nd 8pm $6 online*/ $8 at the door

The Nest Theatre Friday Night Ensemble brings you longform improv with joy!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Player’s Nightmare 10/26 8:00pm

October 26th 8:00pm $8 online*/$10 at the door

The Nest is proud to produce a beautiful feat with collaboration from the talented actors in the city of Columbus, for one night only.

The Actors (Actors Theatre, MadLab) will prepare a scene from any script they like ahead of time, but the Improvisers (Nest CBus, touring company) won’t know what the script or scene is. Two will be matched up at random and perform together onstage – one with a strict piece, one without, but in the same scene. Beauty, art, and comedy ensue.

Produced exclusively in CBus at The Nest, all to promote many kinds of art and cross-pollination of talents. You are Cordially Invited: Come see the feat, one night only.

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Fine and Dandy and TNE 10/25 8:00pm

October 25th 8:00pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

Thursday night! Come watch some improv and grab a drink!

John Kuhn and Bryan Murphy are Fine and Dandy! You’ve GOT to check this duo out!

Opening for Fine and Dandy will be The Nest Theatre’s Thursday Night Ensemble!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

HERE the Musical 10/20 8:00pm

October 20th 8pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. 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. THIS time the world-touring duo will be joined by their good friend Andel Sudik.

After HERE, this trio will invite a member of the audience to come up and perform with them!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

DeMuth & Teeters and FNE 10/19 9:30pm

October 19th 9:30pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

Joe Teeters and Jonathan DeMuth are DeMuth and Teeters! This veteran improv duo, and recent Improv Wars Champion, takes your suggestion as a launch pad for a journey through comedy, drama, and the absurd.

Opening for DeMuth & Teeters will be The Nest Theatre’s Friday Night Ensemble!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 10/12 8:00pm

October 12th 8:00pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised, 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 ROT!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Trio 10/5 9:30pm

October 5th 9:30pm $8 online*/$10 at the door

*NEW 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.

Starring DeFrancisco, Price, and Rizzutto with Musical Direction by David Schmoll – all in character, all night.

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Storyteller 10/5 8:00pm

October 5th 8:00pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

Storyteller is a fun-filled show where your suggestions inspire TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

Opening for Storyteller will be Harold & Suzanne!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Musical Improv Playlist 9/29 9:30pm

September 29th 9:30pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

The Musical Improv ensemble turns your suggestions into a longform improvised musical! You name the songs, they sing ’em! All of the singing is improvised, and all of the music is improvised on keys by David Schmoll!

Opening for Playlist with be improv duo DeMuth & Teeters!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.