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CLASS: Level 1 – Improv BasicsThe Adventure Project's Improv Basics students

Throughout this 8-week course, 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.

CLASS: Level 2 – Advanced Improv Improv Level 2
(Prerequisite: Level 1)

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 Improv – Characters, Emotions & Relationships – Oh My!
(Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2)Improv Basics 2

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. Play short form improv games, continue developing scene work and begin to stick your toes into long form improv waters.  Class culminates in a student showcase.

CLASS: Level 4 Improv – Scenework Foundations
(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2 & 3)Improv Basics 2 Showcase

After learning the improv language, how to create characters, and, how to build relationships with that language and those characters, what will you do next? Create great scenes of course! Lay a solid foundation for your scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the action. Class culminates in a student showcase.

The Adventure Project’s improv training center is comprised of five levels of improv instruction.

Classes are in session.
New dates coming in 2017!


PLAYSHOP: Holiday Improv HangoutIMPROV hangout

Sunday, December 4th
6 – 9 p.m.
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

In our special edition Holiday Hangout, we’ll be celebrating the St. Augustine improv community. Bring a dish and drink to share, and, bring a canned good – for people or pets – to be donated to the hurricane relief efforts.

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What the heck is an Improv Hangout anyway? It’s this:

improv games + drinks + snacks + YOU

This is an opportunity to EXPERIMENT (!) with improv games. Try out a new improv game, play a favorite improv game and/or experience a twist on an improv game you might already know! Never played any improv games? GREAT! The stakes are so low that they don’t even exist — at all. Really, it’s 0 stakes play.


SHOW: 3 Blind Dates3 Blind Dates

You just missed our last performance of the year. Valentine’s weekend 2017 date(s) to be announced soon.

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.


SHOW: It’s All About AmyIt's All About Amy

New show dates:
You just missed our last performance of the year. Check back soon for 2017 dates.

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 in the 2014 Colorado Improv Festival, the 2014 Denver Improv Festival, Duofest 2015, the 2015 Tampa Improv Festival, the 2016 Tampa Bay Improv Festival and the 2016 Palm Beach Improv Festival.


SHOW: Street ImprovStreet Improv

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:

First Friday Artwalk
Friday, December 2nd
6 – 9 p.m.
Aviles Street in St. Augustine

Want Street Improv at your event? Invite us! Drop a line to Amy, Chief Street Improviser, at amy@adventure-project.com


MEETUP: Recess for Grown-UpsMeetup

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.

JOIN THE ST. AUGUSTINE RECESS FOR GROWN-UPS MEET UP GROUP


PAST PLAY ADVENTURES

PLAYSHOPS:
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)img_7169
Denver Laughter Yoga Club (Denver, CO)
Jewish Community Alliance (Jacksonville, FL)
Glenmoor Retirement Community (St. Augustine, FL)
Nova Southeastern University (Jacksonville, FL)
Now & Zen Yoga & Pilates Studio (St. Augustine, FL)
Restoring Joy to Leadership Conference (Jacksonville, 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)
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 World Domination Summit (Portland, OR)

SPEAKING:
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)
Rotary Club of St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL)
St. Augustine Toastmasters (St. Augustine, FL)

SHOWS:

3 Blind Dates – An unscripted romantic comedy voted Best Improv Form at the 2015 Colorado Improv Awards
*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)

It’s All About Amy – The unscripted story of one woman’s lifeimg_9604
*2016 Palm Beach Improv Festival (West Palm Beach, FL)
*2016 Tampa Bay Improv Festival (St. Petersburg, FL)
*2015 Tampa Improv Festival (Tampa, FL)
*2015 Duofest (Philadelphia, PA)
*2014 Denver Improv Festival (Denver, CO)
*2014 Colorado Improv Festival (Colorado Springs, CO)
*AdLib Theater (Winter Park, FL)
*Caffeinated Comedy (St. Augustine, FL)
*Carolina Improv Company (Myrtle Beach, SC)
*The Hourglass Pub (Jacksonville, FL)
*Rain Dogs (Jacksonville, FL)
*Bovine Metropolis Theater (Denver, CO)
*Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Denver, CO)