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
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8

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

Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class 10/15)

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
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11

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

Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Apr 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 23 (5/23 is a Thursday)
Show Saturday 5/25 8pm

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 4 Class – Mondays

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

Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19

Level 1 Class – Tuesdays

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.

Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Jul 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20

2020 New Moon, New You – 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 at 720pm, event runs 730-9pm. All materials provided.

The Improv Retreat – Mini Camp

The Improv Retreat – Mini Camp

“Dumb AF” with Matt Higbee. A 2-hour improv workshop and online show!

Cost: $45

PRE-REQ: Must have completed Nest Level 3; or outside participant must have 50+ hours of similar training (iO, SC, UCB, PIT, Magnet, CSz, HUGE, Groundlings, Nursery or equivalent training center) – contact for approval if not listed.

This class will be online. You will need a smart phone, tablet or computer with microphone and cam to attend.
 

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
Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28 (no class 10/14)