Upcoming

Classes

Check back often! We are adding new classes and workshops every month! 

All students enrolled in a class at LIP receive benefits for the duration of their course(s). Our students receive free standby tickets to shows, and exclusive discounts for our Drop In Classes and Workshops.

Currently Enrolling: 

 
CORE CURRICULUM:
IMPROV 101, 201 & 301

Most students start with Improv 101. This 8-week long class will teach the fundamentals of improv comedy. Topics covered include agreement with a scene partner, character creation, listening as a character and a performer, and exploring the worlds created in scenes. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned. We guarantee that you'll make them laugh! 

Improv 201 is an 8-week long course that focuses on the more advanced skills of long-form improv. Students will learn skills that include the game of a scene, second beats, heightening, and advanced character work. This class focuses on teaching a ton of scene work skills and will help improvisers think beyond the scene they are in. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned. This class requires completion of LIP's Improv 101 as a prerequisite or an exception granted by LIP's Artistic Director.

Improv 301 is an 8-week long course that focuses on a specific show format called “The Harold”. Each week works students towards the class show, which showcases this complex, yet hilarious form. This form is tricky at first to learn but builds on lessons learned in earlier classes. This class requires completion of LIP's Improv 201 as a prerequisite or an exception granted by LIP's Artistic Director

Each level teaches a mix of short- and long-form improv comedy. It is this mix that makes our style of improv unique.

 
Elective Courses

Elective courses are classes between 4 and 8 weeks long. They delve into specific forms, skills, and aspects of improv. LIP offers these less often than our Core Curriculum and are always adding more. Keep an eye out for the next one, more information to come.

Improv Workshops

Improv Workshops are one or two-day improv classes on special topics. They range between 2 and 6 hours per session.  Workshops can feature guest teachers brought in from neighboring communities and distant improv lands. Keep an eye out for what comes next, as they're likely to be gone when they're done.

 
Drop-In Classes

Weekly drop-in classes run about 90 minutes long on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. Most are stand-alone and feature one of our rotating instructors. These classes dig into topics that the teachers are passionate about or can be more experimental. It's a perfect way to try improv for the first time in a low-cost, low commitment way. Experienced improvisers and students sharpen their skills and experience different perspectives on improv.

Check our Eventbrite for upcoming drop-in classes and sign up in advance, or pay at the door. As long as there are 4 students, the class runs. See you there!

 

CONTACT US

16 S. Prince St. Lancaster, PA - 17603​

finance@lancasterimprovplayers.org

SHOW TIMES

First & Third Fridays: 8pm
All Saturdays: 8pm

Streamed on Twitch.tv/LancasterImprovPlayers

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