The Brody Theater offers a full course of study in multiple fields, including public performance opportunities for dedicated students. Whether your goal is to perform on the improvised stage, improve spontaneity in your scripted acting, learn the ropes of stand up comedy, become a sketch writer, try your hand at storytelling or simply find a new creative outlet - or inlet - these fun, challenging and rewarding classes are for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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How many classes are there per session? When will the next session start?
7 each session. We usually take a week between sessions for an 8 week cycle.
How many people are in each class?
It depends on the class. Most classes are capped at 12 or 14. We must have at least 5 students in each class to hold the class, so if you are planning on signing up don't wait until the last minute!
I am having trouble with signing up. What should I do?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange for another form of payment.
I have taken improv classes before - Can I skip one or more classes?
Currently we allow people with experience to skip the Fundamentals and start in level 2. However if you would like to do that, please send us a request via email at email@example.com to get permission. Be sure to include a brief description of your improv experience. If you have extensive experience, it may be possible to skip future classes once you have taken one level 2.
I need to miss a class (or two)- Should I still sign up?
It is not unusual for people to miss a class or two, and while it isn't ideal, you should be able to keep up. We do not prorate classes, so do keep that in mind. Also note that in order to move on to the next class you must attend 5 of the 7 classes in a session.
Do I get to perform?
Brody improv students get more stage time than at any other school in the area. If you are in level 2 or above you are eligible to play in our weekly "Fire Drill" shows; level 3 students get their own performance showcase at the end of their session; level 4 classes have multiple performances; level 5 is a performance-intensive workshop with 8 shows during the session and other performance opportunities as well.
There is a final performance for both Stand Up levels, the Storytelling class and the Sketch Writing classes (where you can choose to perform or not). These usually take place a week or two after the final class meets and are rarely on the same day as class.
Who are your teachers?
Our teaching staff have the most collective teaching experience in town. Not only are they teachers, but they are members of our company. Check out the individual pages above to find out more about the teachers and read some testimonials.