Monday, May 19, 2014

NBOJU Improv Classes at Unscrewed Theater


From: Chris Seidman []
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 2:25 PM
Subject: NBOJU Improv Classes at Unscrewed Theater


We're starting a new round of classes on June 3-4 and will cap each class at 12 students.


Improv Classes Start June 3-4 At Unscrewed Theater


Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed (NBOJU) players make Improv look simple (And hilarious!), don't they? I bet you think you could do it  – and you're right! You can! Even if you don't consider yourself a "performer," the skills of Improv can help you in your personal and professional relationships.


Ask anyone who's ever taken any Improv class – for any reason – and you'll get the same response. If everyone would just take an Improv class, the world would be a better place. It's just that powerful.


Who is NBOJU anyway?  Glad you asked! Founded in 2002, Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed has consistently brought its brand of Improv comedy to the best (and not-so-best) venues in Tucson. After 11 short years as a traveling troupe and a successful fundraiser last November, we have opened our permanent performance home at Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway Blvd. Tucson AZ 85716.


NBOJU offers classes, year round, at Unscrewed Theater.  A new round of classes starts June 3 – and if you hurry, there just might be a spot left for you!


Each level consists of eight 2.5 hour sessions, along with a showcase performance on stage for your family and friends – at Unscrewed Theater! Each level is eight weeks long, and designed to take a complete novice from zero to funny in 24 weeks flat!


Tuition is a mere $20.00 per student per class and can be paid on a week to week basis. If you pay up front, the price is only $150.00 AND you get a free Unscrewed Theater t-shirt.

Class Details

Level One

Explore the basic elements of Improv in our introductory course. Agreement, listening, team work, and honest choices are emphasized as you learn and practice core principles of a good Improv scene. We focus on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, character development, and making your scene partner look good.

8 Week Course – classes meet once a week

Tuition: $160

Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Prerequisite: None


Level Two

Now that you've learned the core fundamentals of Improv, it's time to explore and expand the basics.  We dive into character, scene, and relationship work by "heightening," making bold choices, and learning not to go for the funny. Story telling and genre work are added to your Improv arsenal.

8 Week Course – classes meet once a week

Tuition: $160

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Prerequisite: Level One


Level Three

This upper level course explores both short and long forms of Improv, with an emphasis on group mind. Find your individual voice and style while developing three dimensional solid characters that take each scene to a new level. Successful completion of this course qualifies to audition for Not Burnt Our Just Unscrewed.

8 Week Course – classes meet once a week

Tuition: $160

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Prerequisite: Level Two


Teen Class

This course introduces you to the skills of improvisation in a setting designed specifically for teenagers age 13-17. Students will develop basic verbal and physical communication skills by exploring spontaneity, active listening, story-telling, character development, and teamwork skills which students can implement in a variety of different mediums. Learn how to improvise in a safe, non-judgmental environment where the laughter comes easy and fun is the name of the game.

8 Week Course – classes meet once a week

Tuition: $160

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:45pm - 6:450pm

Prerequisite: None


Interested? Please email for more information and to be added to our class roster list.




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