Welcome to the Unscrewed Theater Training Center. We have a full staff of instructors who also perform regularly at our theater, ready to teach you how to be funny on the spot.
Learn new skills and make new friends in a safe and supportive atmosphere. You don’t have to want to perform to get something out of our classes. Improv can help you get more out of your personal relationships, business relationships, and life in general.
The Unscrewed Theater Training Center has a broad curriculum of improv classes and workshops:
- Two tiers of weekly Improv Classes, taught by Unscrewed Theater Training Center Instructors on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
- Improv Pick-Ups, facilitated by Unscrewed Theater House Team members, on Tuesday evenings.
- Improv Sampler Workshops, offering a taste of improv in a single session. New Sampler every few months.
- Summer Teen Workshops, afternoon improv camps for teens ages 13-17.
- Guest Instructor Workshops, taught by the biggest names in the international improv community.
Our Improv Class sizes are limited to 12 students. Workshop size limits vary but are generally 12-16 students. Other than the Summer Teen Workshops, students must be at least 18 years of age. All classes and workshops (unless otherwise noted when you enroll) are held at Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ.
Our class curriculum starts with Improv 101, a weekly 2½-hour class lasting eight weeks and concluding with a Showcase performance (optional).
This introductory class explores the basic elements of improv. We focus on games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”), active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good.
Enroll and pay in full, and you’ll also receive a FREE Unscrewed Theater T-shirt!
After completing our Improv 101 class, you can take ANY and/or ALL our new 4-week ImprovBlox sessions, in any order you’d like!
Each ImprovBlox is an intensive exploration of one of the skills you learned in your 101 class, where we focused on games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”), active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good.
Improv 101Learn the basics of improv, including agreement, listening, teamwork, and honest choices.
Space/EnvironmentLearn tools to create a dynamic “physical” world that will propel you into the center of your scene. Spacework is an essential language of great characters, group mind, and successful scenes.
EmotionsLearn to express bold emotional choices that drive rich and relationship-driven scenes. You’ll learn how to express your emotional choice, make it matter, and hold on to it.
RelationshipsYou’ll focus on establishing clearly defined and dynamic relationships between characters, and how those connections will drive and heighten the action and direction of the scene.
CharacterLearn the building blocks for creating strong and memorable three-dimensional characters who can connect with scene partners and drive a successful scene.
Group Mind/Game In The Game
Group Mind/Game In The GameTeam building with an end focus on the group mind. Find the scene that's already present, make everything matter, and trust that your scene partner is doing the same. Eliminate barriers between characters and egos.
Scene CraftBuild confidence in your skills to create and maintain scenes, working within an ensemble. Learning how your characters can relate to each other is the magical ingredient that will create compelling, relatable, and entertaining scenes.
Unscrewed Theater hosts some of the biggest names in the improv world for Guest Instructor Workshops. Workshops are generally held on weekends, and some include performance opportunities.
Watch here for the next Guest Instructor Workshop announcement!
Past Guest Instructors
Amanda Blake Davis & Celeste Pechous
Laura & Rick Hall
Performances with Guest Instructors
YouTube playlist featuring performances with past Guest Instructors, workshop participants, and Unscrewed Theater house teams.
Calling all improvisers!
NOTE: Improv Pick-Ups will start up again after the Grand Opening of the new Unscrewed Theater
Open to improvisers, along with all past & present improv students.
1½ – 2 hours of non-stop scene work every week to sharpen your improv skills!
No mandatory fee, just pay what you will.
No need to pre-enroll, just show up!
Facilitated by Unscrewed Theater House Team members.