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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.

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

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

Thursday and Friday

Susan Messing and Rachael Mason, Masters Of The Stage, bring their insights on improv, listening, and performance, to you in this highly anticipated 2-day workshop!

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None