The Annoyance Training Center teaches students how to develop and maintain a strong individual voice in their improvisation. Through scenework, classes address the initiation of a scene; developing and maintaining strong characters; learning to hold on to your initial choices while at the same time, expanding on (heightening) the choices you have made; and learning to become deft at creating and weaving unexpected, character-based choices into your work.

 

Annoyance classes challenge the conventional wisdom of the rules of improvisation, examining what’s behind them and how they came to be in the first place. Simply put, we make you the best improviser YOU can be. We maintain small class sizes (14 max), and all of our teachers are ensemble members who have learned and performed with The Annoyance, and thus have first hand experience with the way we approach improvisation at The Annoyance.

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PLEASE BE AWARE: Registration is Non-Refundable and You Cannot Transfer Days.

Your enrollment holds a space in a class that we are no longer able to offer someone else, for that reason we cannot give refunds. Please be sure about your schedule before you register for class. This applies if you get cast in a show, get a new job, or other situation, or have other changes to your schedule. So, please be sure about your schedule before you register.

Saturdays

Stop delaying, and start creating. Each week, we'll confront the obstacles that keep us blocked and find ways to dismantle them. We'll start daily creative routines, work on dream projects, share our struggles, and learn accountability along the way.

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None

By Appointment

These sessions are a chance for people to talk through their joke ideas and set lists with a working stand up comedian. Jake will offer feedback on jokes and guidance on writing.

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None

Saturdays

Develop new material and punch up existing jokes in a supportive environment. Class will include writing exercises and personalized feedback.

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None

Tuesday

Prop builder and puppeteer Sam Locke will discuss building no budget props for video and stage work, to help you add a little more theatricality to your productions.

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None

Thursdays

Annoyance Theater's resident puppeteer, Sam Locke, will walk you through the basics of hand puppetry, and teach you to build your own simple puppet.

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None

Saturday

Improve the instincts you may not know you have as you learn the fundamentals of storytelling.

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None

By Appointment

Improve the instincts you may not know you have as you learn the fundamentals of storytelling.

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None

Mondays

Want to have your script read? Have an idea but want to bounce it off some people to flesh it out? Are you an actor looking to practice cold reads? The Writer's Zoom Room is for you!

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None

Thursdays

Receive feedback on self tape performance and technical aspects. Learn audition techniques to nail the next audition.

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None

Wednesdays

Get started on your journey into the world of Voice Over (or VO, for those in the know). Learn exercises and practice from home, no professional equipment or expensive software necessary!

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None

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