Our Comedy Workshops,

Camps & Intensives

In addition to our traditional weekly classes, the Birmingham Improv Theatre offers various workshops, summer camps and class intensives for our prospective students.  This offerings are very focused and are offered in one-day to one-week increments. 

 
Summer Comedy Camp

Positively Funny Improv offers a Summer Comedy Camp for youth and teens. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Birmingham’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.  We create a fun and supportive environment within which students can explore, develop and succeed.  While Improvisation is best known for the power to amaze and entertain, the fundamentals of the art also teaches a creative process leading to support, encouragement, trust and applied-risk taking off-stage as well as on.

 

Our students learn improvisation skills that not only make them better performers, but provide life-long tools they can use every day.  We teach students to have confidence in their own point of view, learn to accept “mistakes” as gifts, become inspired team players and communicate their ideas more effectively.  Whether students are ready to take the first step onto the stage or looking to take their robust performance to the next level, Positively Funny Improv has something for everyone.

 

Positively Funny Improv’s Summer Comedy Camp exploration is rooted in support, trust, risk-taking, confidence and fun.  Each day, campers dive into an exciting mix of expertly crafted theater games, improvisational exercises, ensemble-building activities and performance opportunities.

 

Prerequisite: None required.

 
Improv for Educators

This intensive is perfect for anyone in an educator position. Learn how to use Improv to teach and how to use the skills of Improv to become a better educator. Our "students" would need to provide their own lunch.  PFI will provide basic curriculum for your use in the classroom.  Ideal for all subject matters - Math, Science, History, English and more.

 

This workshop intensive meets for 6-hours typically on Saturdays.

 

Prerequisite: No prerequisite required.

 
Sketch Writing Classes
Advanced Comedy
Sketch Writing

The Level 101 Basics of Comedy Sketch Writing class introduces students to the basics of comedy sketch writing. The curriculum includes an analysis of successful sketch comedy over the years from Carol Burnett to Saturday Night Live. Focus is given to the creation of the premise through brainstorming, defining the beats of a comedy sketch, discovering point of view and developing initial environment.

 

Prerequisite: None required.

Comedy Writing Workshop
Writing Black-Outs &
News Parodies

Spend a fun-filled afternoon learning how to write Black Outs and SNL-News Parody sketches like you see on SNL. These include commercials, Weekend Updates, and political parodies.

 

This class meets for 4-hours typically on a Saturday.

 

Are you striving to be a professional comic and have material that you have developed that is just not getting you there?  Round-table your material with the professional comedy writers from Positively Funny Improv.  

This workshop is for the working comic who needs professional help in re-working existing material.

Stand-Up Comedy
Writer's Roundtable
Basic Improv Summer
Intensives

This Improv Intensive is designed for adults or mature teens who want to master the basics covered in our Introduction to Improvisation class in just 5 evenings. Great for those who can't commit to a 6-week or 8-week course. All the basic fundamentals are covered but in less of a time frame.

Taste of Improv

This workshop gives you a "taste" of what the PFI Improv classes are all about. We cover some of the very basic concepts that are fully-developed in the 8-week class sessions.  This workshop lasts for 2 hours and the $25 cost is applied towards your class when you register.

 

Prerequisite: No prerequisite required.

This workshop is offered both in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

 
 
Taste of Improv

This FREE workshop gives you a "taste" of what the PFI Improv classes are all about. We cover some of the very basic concepts that are fully-developed in the 8-week class sessions.  This workshop lasts for 2 hours.

 

Prerequisite: No prerequisite required.

This workshop is offered both in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

 
Introduction to 
Podcasting

Have you always wanted to create, produce and distribute your very own podcast.  The Birmingham Improv Theatre is providing you the opportunity to learn the basics in recording, editing and distributing your very own podcast.  Workshop participants receive a 20% off coupon to use for their first podcast recording in the BIT Podcast Booth. 

 

Prerequisite: None required.

Introduction to 
Podcasting

Have you always wanted to create, produce and distribute your very own podcast.  The Birmingham Improv Theatre is providing you the opportunity to learn the basics in recording, editing and distributing your very own podcast.  Workshop participants receive a 20% off coupon to use for their first podcast recording in the BIT Podcast Booth. 

 

Prerequisite: None required.

The Power of Acceptance
Workshop

This workshop is focused on how the fundamentals of Improvisation can be leveraged to help in the care-giving of dementia patients, reducing anxiety on the part of the caregiver and the patient.  

Our instinct to correct leads to denial and ensuing arguments. Moving to a place of acceptance,opens up for interactions that are meaningful and provide connecting conversations.

 

Prerequisite: None required.

 

CONTACT US

2208 7th Avenue South Birmingham AL 35233​

Tel: 205.202-6586 / Email: info@bhamimprovtheatre.com

© 2018 by Birmingham Improv Theatre 

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 3pm - 11pm​
Sunday: Closed

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