Come out to the Staircase on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-10 for an open Longform improv workshop. Experienced improvisers are encouraged to come share techniques and improv philosophies with the community. Novice improvisers are encouraged to come and learn the fundamentals of modern Longform improv.
Only $10 for 3 hours of fun!
There are two major styles of comedic improv: Short Form improvisation and Long Form improvisation.
Short Form: n. [A form of improvisation reliant on] “games” with predetermined rules, i.e. Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Short Form improvisation revolves around the performance of short “games” with predetermined rules or gimmicks.
Long Form: n [A form of improvisation in which] the game of the scene is not predetermined.
Long Form improvisation is comprised of Long Form scenes. In a Long Form scene, the “Game” of the scene is not predetermined. Long Form improvisers create Games and their rules in the moment during the course of the scene