Unscrewed Theater Training Center

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 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.

Think on your feet!

Team-building skills!

Take a vacation from your life!

Laugh while you learn!

Listen with your whole self!

Be fearless!

Training Center Classes

Improv 101

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!

ImprovBlox

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.

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Improv 101

Improv 101

Learn the basics of improv, including agreement, listening, teamwork, and honest choices.

 

Space/Environment

Space/Environment

Learn 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.

Emotions

Emotions

Learn 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.

Relationships

Relationships

You’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.

Characters

Character

Learn 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 Game

Team 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 Craft

Scene Craft

Build 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.

Training Center Instructors

Guest Instructors

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.


Coming Soon

Nick Armstrong

July 14-17, 2017


Past Guest Instructors

Michael Gellman  

David Razowsky  

Rich Baker

Rolland Lopez

Gary Jacobs

Paul Vaillancourt  

Jaime Moyer  

Jill Bernard