The Playground

Weekly Improv Workshop

Learn the basics of improv at our beginner-friendly drop-in workshop, every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Play improv games, enjoy good vibes and meet new friends. Participate as much or as little as you like — there’s never any pressure to do more than you’re comfortable with.

Time + Location

Saturdays • 6:30 – 8 p.m.
695 Willow St. • Reno, NV
Cost: $5

Shows

Every Reno Improv show is a unique, freshly baked morsel of comedy + drama prepared right before your eyes! The performances are unrehearsed and unscripted, so you’ll never experience the same show twice. We begin with a suggestion from the audience and our cast of talented improvisers weaves an entertaining series of scenes. Our featured forms include:

  • Montage (Killjoy Diffuser)
  • Slacker (Dark Closet)
  • Armando (Killjoy Diffuser)
  • Harold (All Things Reconsidered)
  • The Digression (We Digress)
  • DuoProv (Killjoy Diffuser)
  • Scramble (Killjoy Diffuser)
  • Living Room (Sensitive People)

Time + Location

Saturdays • 8 – 9 p.m.
695 Willow St. • Reno, Nevada
Cost $5

Level III: The Montage

Continue your exploration of long form improv comedy in Reno Improv’s Level III: The Montage. In this exciting 8-week class, you’ll learn how edit scenes, tag in and out with confidence, create split scenes, and further develop your proficiency in the art of discovering the game of the scene.

Improv training promotes self confidence – both on stage and in professional and public speaking endeavors. In Level III, you’ll continue to develop valuable listening skills, practice exuding composure in the face of uncertainty, and become a stronger collaborator in group settings. Most importantly, you will practice saying “yes” to new ideas and experiences.

Class starts Monday, January 7 and runs through February 25. The class will culminate with a student showcase on Friday, March 1. We will meet at 695 Willow St. (corner of Wells Ave. and Willow St.), Mondays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This class is offered to adults 18 and over and will be limited to 14 people. The cost is $150. You can pay ahead of time via PayPal at paypal.me/renoimprov (Reno Improv owner Ben Craig is the payee). You can also pay with cash, credit/debit card or check the first day of class. Contact renoimprov@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Level III: The Montage
Monday, January 7 – February 25, 2019
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $150

Level II: Intro to Long Form

Continue your exploration of improv comedy with Reno Improv’s Level II: Introduction to Long Form. In this fun 8-week class, you’ll learn how to create two- and multi-player scenes as well as how to identify and play the game of the scene. Improv training promotes self confidence – both on stage and in professional and public speaking endeavors. In Level II, you’ll continue to develop valuable listening skills, practice exuding composure in the face of uncertainty, and become a stronger collaborator in group settings. Most importantly, you will practice saying “yes” to new ideas and experiences.

Class starts Tuesday, January 8 and runs through February 26. The class will culminate with a student showcase on Friday, March 1. We will meet at 695 Willow St. (corner of Wells Ave. and Willow St.), Tuesdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This class is offered to adults 18 and over and will be limited to 14 people. The cost is $150. You can pay ahead of time via PayPal at paypal.me/renoimprov (Reno Improv owner Ben Craig is the payee). You can also pay with cash, credit/debit card or check the first day of class. Contact renoimprov@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Level II: Introduction to Long Form Improv
Tuesday, January 8 – February 26, 2019
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $150

Level I: Intro to Short Form

Improv training can be a life-changing experience. Becoming a skilled and confident improviser is an adventure worth the effort. Reno Improv provides a supportive and fun learning environment during every step of your improv journey. Our classes are designed to help you experience immediate success and have lots of fun in a safe, welcoming setting.

In this class, you’ll sharpen your listening skills, explore and play with new people and learn the basics of improv comedy. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to loosen up, be more spontaneous and learn to take healthy risks on stage and in life. The class will incorporate scene work, movement-based and group exercises along with short form improv games to help you become more confident, trusting and graceful on stage.

Join us for our next Level I class in January 2019 (schedule TBA). Contact renoimprov@gmail.com for more information about our classes.