Throughout this introduction class, students will explore the basic concepts of improvisation in a warm, safe and supportive environment. The class is designed to build self-confidence and explore creativity using the fundamentals of improvisation. Designed for both actors and non-actors, it will expose students to:
- Being – and reacting — in the moment.
- Accepting and building on gifts from other classmates.
- Embracing – and using — failure.
- Co-creating with others (listening, communicating, giving & taking focus).
- Thriving in an unscripted environment.
Students leaving this course will have a working understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational theater as well as an increased appreciation, and comfort, with being on stage without a script.
Level 2 Improv expands on fundamentals learned in Level 1 Improv in the same warm, safe and supportive environment. Continue building self-confidence and exploring creativity while engaging in a higher level of the “yes, and…” concept. Play short form improv games while also learning the foundations for solid scene work in a co-creative space that highlights reacting in the moment, giving and taking focus, active listening and failing with grace in an unscripted environment – on stage and off. Class culminates in a student showcase.
CLASS: Level 3 – Characters, Emotions & Relationships – Oh My!
(Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2)
Tuesdays, January 16th – February 20th
6:30 – 9 p.m.
11 Old Mission Ave, St Augustine
$125 through January 9th
$145 January 10th – 15th
Level 3 Improv takes the “yes, and…” concept and directs it to building strong characters, connecting through authentic relationships and developing emotions that heighten scenes. Students will play short form improv games, continue developing scene work and begin sticking their toes into long form improv waters. Class culminates in a student showcase.
CLASS: Level 4 – Scenework Foundations
(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2 & 3)
This level will be offered again soon.
After learning the improv language, how to create characters, and, how to build relationships with that language and those characters, what will students do next? Create great scenes of course! Students will lay a solid foundation for scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the action. Class culminates in a student showcase.
CLASS: Level 5 – Lowdown on Long Form
(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Class is in session.
Now that students know how to create solid scenes, it’s time to put those scenes together. Students will learn how to keep the momentum of solid scenework alive by practicing strong initiations, walk ons/offs, edits, callbacks and other tools to keep scenes and characters moving forward – based on only one suggestion. Class culminates in a graduation show.
The Adventure Project’s improv training center is comprised of five levels of improv instruction.
CLASS: Level 6 – Long Form Deep Dive
(Prerequisite: For graduates of The Adventure Project’s Improv Training Center only)
Mondays, January 15th – February 19th
6:30 – 9 p.m.
1280 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084
$125 through January 8th
$145 January 9th – 14th
Class show on Monday, February 26th at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe
Graduates of The Adventure Project’s improv training center will have the opportunity to explore a deeper dive into long form improv. Their show will feature the Armando form and feature a local St. Augustinian as their featured monologist.
REGISTER FOR LEVEL 6:
The second-ever group of students is graduating from the improv training center after attending five levels of classes! The graduates present their graduation show, “Pillars of Flesh” which highlights short and long form improv … consider it an improv mullet – short in the front and long in the back!
$6 advance/$10 at the door
Start the year off on the playground with a recess for grown ups! Part play adventure and part happy hour, you’ll be able to mingle, play improv games and connect with new friends, too! Your ticket includes one drink (beer, wine, made to order coffee or gourmet tea). Additional beverages — and food — for sale by City Bistro.
Where will improv take YOU?!
That’s the question we explore with The Improv Adventure. Join the adventure and be a part of creating a show where no one – not even the players – know where we’ll end up!
And, it’s a completely different show every time!
An unscripted romantic comedy, 3 Blind Dates follows 3 single ladies through a round of speed dating and the dates that occur as a result. The twist? The audience selects which speed dater goes on a date with each of the ladies!
3 Blind Dates has appeared in the 2015 Colorado Improv Festival and the 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival. The show won “Best Improv Form” in the 2015 Colorado Improv Awards. Its Florida debut was on Valentine’s Day 2016 to a standing room only audience in Jacksonville. Since then it has appeared to full houses in St. Augustine. Created and directed by Amy Angelilli, 3 Blind Dates is a production of The Adventure Project and Mad Cowford Improv Comedy.
It’s All About Amy tells the unscripted story of Amy’s life beginning with her childhood in Philadelphia. The twist? Audiences are left to figure out what’s fact and what’s fiction in this fictional interpretation of a non-fiction story! And, even more fun is that Amy plays herself while her partner plays every other person in her life!
It’s All About Amy has appeared at the first-ever 321 Improv Festival, the 2017 Omaha Improv Festival, the 2017 Miami Improv Festival, the 2017 & 2016 Palm Beach Improv Festival, the 2016 Tampa Bay Improv Festival, the 2015 Tampa Improv Festival, Duofest 2015, the 2014 Denver Improv Festival and the 2014 Colorado Improv Festival.
First Friday Artwalk
6 – 9 p.m.
Aviles Street in St. Augustine
Imagine showing up at your favorite community event and being able to jump into an improv game – or two … or even three! That’s Street Improv! No theatre needed. We play games with each other and the public and spread the joy and magic of improv as we do. Look for us at the following events:
Want Street Improv at your event? Invite us! Drop a line to Amy, Chief Street Improviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a kid again at the Recess for Grown-Ups Meet Up Group where you can play, engage, create, explore and pretend because it’s not just kids that benefit from play. You’ll enjoy the art of play via improvisation, laughter yoga and mindfulness exercises. Check your devices at the door in order to authentically, joyfully and intentionally interact with those around you using the one thing that brings us all together – laughter! It’s a mini-adventure where cooperative, unscripted play takes over the playground.
PAST PLAY ADVENTURES
IMPROV & LAUGHTER YOGA PLAYSHOPS:
2017 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference (Irvine, California)
2015 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference (Montreal, Quebec)
Camp Discovery (Empire, CO)
Camp Grounded – Summer Camp for Grown Ups (Navarro, CA)
Colorado Board of Probation (Denver, CO)
Colorado Free University (Denver, CO)
Creative Life Center (Boulder, CO)
Dabble (Denver, CO & St. Augustine, FL)
Denver Laughter Yoga Club (Denver, CO)
Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL)
Fleet Landing (Atlantic Beach, FL)
Jacksonville Public Library (Jacksonville, FL)
Jewish Community Alliance (Jacksonville, FL)
Glenmoor Retirement Community (St. Augustine, FL)
Limelight Theatre (St. Augustine, FL)
Nova Southeastern University (Jacksonville, FL)
Now & Zen Yoga & Pilates Studio (St. Augustine, FL)
Restoring Joy to Leadership Conferences (Jacksonville, FL & Gainesville, FL)
St. Augustine Family YMCA (St. Augustine Beach, FL)
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Ponte Vedra Beach Division (Ponte Vedra, FL)
St. Johns County Public Library (St. Augustine, FL)
St. Johns County School District (St. Augustine, FL)
St. Johns Technical High School (St. Augustine, FL)
St. Johns Youth Academy (St. Augustine, FL)
Sunflower Theatre (Cortez, CO)
Terra’s Temple (Berkeley, CA)
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Denver, CO)
2015 We Move Forward Women’s Conference & Retreat (Isla Mujeres, Mexico)
Whole Yoga (Denver, CO)
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 World Domination Summit (Portland, OR)
2015 We Move Forward Women’s Conference & Retreat (Isla Mujeres, Mexico)
2014 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference (Austin, TX)
Project Starfish (virtual)
2014 Rocky Mountain Singles Summit (Denver, CO)
Emerging Leaders – United Way of St. Johns County (St. Augustine, FL)
Rotary Clubs of St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL)
St. Augustine Regional Council (St. Augustine, FL)
St. Augustine Toastmasters (St. Augustine, FL)
*2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival (Boulder, CO)
*2015 Colorado Improv Festival (Colorado Springs, CO)
*The Hourglass Pub (Jacksonville, FL)
*Limelight Theatre (St. Augustine, FL)
*Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Denver, CO)
*2016 Tampa Bay Improv Festival (St. Petersburg, FL)
*2015 Tampa Improv Festival (Tampa, FL)
*2015 Duofest (Philadelphia, PA)
*AdLib Theater (Winter Park, FL)
*Caffeinated Comedy (St. Augustine, FL)
*Carolina Improv Company (Myrtle Beach, SC)
*Improvapalooza (St. Augustine, FL)
*Rain Dogs (Jacksonville, FL)