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Wednesday, November 27th. Doors at 7:30!

Jan
8:00-8:45PM
Jon Branch, Austin Scott, Nate Steen
Watch three of Gainesville’s top improvisers create and explore a new made up world right in front of your eyes.

Surprise Retirement Party 8:45-9:30PM
Jon Branch, David Bartlett, Marcus Ball, Nate Steen, Pattee Green, Marc Lefton, James Longanecker. Coach Austin Scott
Surprise, you’re done working! Take a load of and watch some improv comedy. Watch this mighty force of valiant improvisors surprise you, and themselves. You never know what’s going to happen!

Mandy’s Mangos 9:30-10PM
Amber Larkin, Austin Scott, Elliot Larkin, Eze Sanchez, Stephanie Voight. Coach Jon Branch
Come see Mandy’s Mangos improvise a never before seen, and never to be seen again show for you! These amazing improvisors are here to make you laugh, think, laugh and then laugh some more. *no mangos or people named Mandy provided*

10 Weeks Intro to Improv!

Level 1 – Intro to Improv / Harold Crash Course

This crash course is designed for people new to improv and acting, just new or rusty with long-form improvisation, or people who just want to revisit the basics in a more structured manner. Any improviser that completes this course will be ready to perform a show-quality long-form piece with the other members of the class.

Topics Covered: Acceptance, Spontaneity, Teamwork, Characters, Object Work, Relationships, Environment, The Game of the Scene, First Beats, Second Beats, Group Games, Third Beats


5 Weeks Advanced Improv!

Level 2 – The Movie / Stylizing the Harold

The Movie is a form that borrows heavily from the Harold in structure, but with more opportunity to deviate from the 3/3/3 scene format. Additionally, The Movie requires improvisers to fine-tune their edits to elicit specific emotions from the audience and convey important context details to fellow improvisers. Skills required of The Movie (e.g. interesting edits) can be applied to a more general Harold performance.

Topics Covered: Theatrical Scene Painting, Genres and Tropes, Show Don’t Tell, Offering Information w/o Pimping Scene Partners, Adapting Plot Structures to Improvisation, Applying Stylized Movie Edits to Improvisation


OPEN FOR REGISTRATION:

Level 1 – Intro to Improv / Harold Crash Course
Dates: 10 Tuesdays, 7-9pm,
Starting on September 17th
Ending with a show!
Location: House Improv Theater
Teacher: Jonathan Branch
$100

Level 2 – The Movie / Stylizing the Harold

Dates: 5 Thursdays, 7-9pm,
Starting on TBD
Ending with a show!
Location: House Improv Theater
Teacher: Austin Scott
$60

Austin Scott

Austin Scott

Austin has over 10 years of experience performing, teaching classes, and coaching improv teams. For several years, Austin ran Improvamonium, Western NY’s longest-running (and 100% free) improv comedy festival.

He’s been featured in other festivals such as DuoFest in Philadelphia, the Fall Back Comedy Fest in Rochester, and has performed several times in the Del Close Marathon in NYC.

Since bringing his talents to Gainesville, Austin has taught his Intro to Improv class, the first of which became local long-form team Sometimes Funny, and is the current Co-Artistic Director. He’s the current coach of Sometimes Funny and performs with three-person team JAN.

Jon Branch

Jon Branch

Jon’s improv adventure began in May 2016 and he still hasn’t stopped obsessing. He can be found performing in the long-form team Sometimes Funny, Surprise Retirement Party and Jan, while coaching and teaching for groups around Gainesville! He currently coaches the Mandy’s Mangos and the Level 1 improv Class. Jon is also the Co-Artistic Director, Managing Director and Founder of House Improv.

When not reading, watching, or doing improv he enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and trying not to eat carbs. If you ever have questions about improv Jon will talk to you forever about it!