Voodoo Comedy Playschool

 

Presenting the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse’s improv training program, the Voodoo Comedy Playschool!  Our instructors have worked with the best training centers and teachers around the country, and we will give you the best improv comedy training Denver has to offer.  Our classes are perfect for all skill and experience levels, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been performing for awhile!  Check below for our current class roster and to sign up.  New classes start every 2 months!  JOIN US!

All Voodoo Comedy Playhouse volunteers and interns have access to FREE CLASSES! Email Justin Franzen at justin@voodoocomedy.com for more information!

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Voodoo 101: The Basics






Classes begin roughly every 2 months. Next round begins on May 11 and goes until June 28th. Class is from 3-6pm on those days. Class fee is $99. Prerequisites: none. For more info, contact justin@voodoocomedy.com or 303-803-8894.

Are you a newcomer to improvisation, or do you want to bone up on your skills? Then this class is for you! Voodoo 101 is a great foundation course in improv basics for the beginner, veteran, or anyone in between. Learn the importance of “Yes And”, and see why improv training is helpful not just for performers, but for people from all walks of life!

  • Learn the concept of “Yes And”
  • Basics of improvising
  • Getting comfortable on stage
  • Warm ups

Voodoo 201: Environment






Classes begin roughly every 2 months. Class fee is $199. Prerequisites: Voodoo 101 or instructor approval. For more info, contact justin@voodoocomedy.com or 303-803-8894.

This class will teach techniques for playing fun and productive scenes through storytelling, taking care of yourself and your partner, and emphasizing physicality and emotion over jokes and witty banter. We’ll find and play games. We’ll explore the weird without judging. We’ll even tap into the infinite story lines that surround us in our day to day lives. It’s gonna be a blast.

  • General scenework
  • Object and prop work
  • Environment and surroundings
  • Putting scenes together

Voodoo 301: Character






Classes begin roughly every 2 months. Class fee is $199. Prerequisites: Voodoo 201 or instructor approval. For more info, contact justin@voodoocomedy.com or 303-803-8894.

Voodoo 301 is a further exploration of characters, and how you can easily bring them to your scenes. You’ll learn about making fast choices to support yourself and your partner, as well as committing to your choices and ensuring that you never lose sight of your scene. By the end of this class, you’ll have the tools you need to start tackling different types of improv in Voodoo 401.

  • Character work
  • Making quick choices
  • Commitment
  • Emotional and physical grounding

Voodoo 401: Forms


Classes begin roughly every 2 months. Class fee is $199. Prerequisites: Voodoo 401 or instructor approval. For more info, contact justin@voodoocomedy.com or 303-803-8894.

Voodoo 401 is your introduction to the many different forms and types of improv the world over. Starting with the Harold, the most basic and essential improv structure, you’ll delve into myriad expressions of improvisation, and learn about theme work and larger concepts. This class will prepare you to put together your own group form in Voodoo 501.

  • The Harold, the foundation of modern improvisation
  • Additional forms such as Armando, La Ronde, and more
  • Themes and larger concepts
  • Ensemble work and show etiquette

Voodoo 501: Creating A Show


Classes begin roughly every 2 months. Class fee is $199. Prerequisites: Voodoo 501 or instructor approval. For more info, contact justin@voodoocomedy.com or 303-803-8894.

Voodoo 501 is the culmination of your work in the Voodoo Comedy Playschool. With your fellow students, you will conceive, assemble, and produce your very own improv show, based on your chosen form. You’ll also learn about promoting your show, and giving a final spit polish to everything. After this class is done, you’ll have your very own 8-week show run at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse!

  • A brief history of improv
  • Basics of show creation
  • Polish and sharpness on stage
  • Show production and promotion