Available to: all students

Schedule: one semester

Special notes: This semester-long course must be paired with another arts course before graduation in order to fulfill Stevenson’s diploma requirement. To fulfill the “f” arts admissions requirement for the UC and Cal State schools, the second course should also be in the theater discipline. Alternatively, students engaged in two seasons of theater productions in a year are eligible to petition for a semester’s grade and credit in the theater arts, which, in conjunction with this course, would fulfill both Stevenson’s one-year arts requirement and the “f” arts requirement for the UC and Cal State schools.

Do you like playing games, laughing, and making others laugh? Ever seen Saturday Night Live? Whose Line is it Anyway? Ever write or perform a comedy sketch…or have an idea for one that you kept secret? Want to learn how NOT to get nervous in front of groups of people? You need to be in this class!

“Improv,” or improvisation, is just a way of saying “make it up right here, right now!” (just with people watching you). It’s a form of ‘live’ theater in which the plot, characters, dialogue, and story are made up in the moment. Along the way, we will learn about the history of comedy and how it evolved into the art form of today. You will be empowered. Your self-confidence will soar! You are going to get much better at public speaking, active listening, collaborating in groups, and physical awareness.

Open to ALL students — if you have zero experience, or you are involved in theater or film on a regular basis, come join the fun(ny)!