Offerings for Individuals
Improv Classes in St. Augustine
Whether you’re new to town and want to meet like-minded people or are going through a life-changing event, improvisation classes and training can help you get connected and centered through interactive play and be-in-the-moment exercises. Amy offers classes and training for beginners to experts (Levels 1-5). Individuals need to be registered before a class starts, and registration closes the day before the first class.
Visit the events page for upcoming class dates and registration information.
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.
(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.
(Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 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. 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.
(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2 & 3)
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.
(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4)
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.
Elective - Games Gauntlet
(Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2)
Think you got game? Let’s find out at the brand new elective – Improv Games Gauntlet! In this mixed level mash up, students will learn classic improv short form games. Play fast and play hard while mingling with current and past Adventure Project students and grads. It’s all fun and games until the bell dings! Optional student showcase.
Elective - The Mullet
(Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
Short in the front and long in the back, this new elective – for grads only – examines the comedic element of scenic games, and, dives even deeper into long form waters. With an intense focus on solid, relationship driven scene work, grads will have the opportunity to get their reps in on the way to improv superstardom. Optional student showcase.
On select dates throughout the year, Amy hosts Play Retreats for Grown-Ups at home and abroad. These retreats are part grounding retreat part recess for grown-ups and all adventure. Using the art of improvisation to get connected to each other, Amy’s retreats also include laughter yoga as well as excursions to meet the locals for maximum mindfulness and engagement.
Info & Registration can be found here!
Or as we like to say, Playshops. Throw work out, put play in!
Including her signature Yes Mingler – part digital detox, part intentional networking and part community party – Amy hosts and facilitates activities for people to connect while leaving cell phones at the door. The Improv Playground is another signature playshop where participants play improv games even if they’ve never ever done so – a not-as-scary-as-it-sounds adventure because Amy creates safe, supportive spaces for everyone to play. Visit the calendar page for up to date info!
Recess for Grown-Ups
Be a kid again at The Adventure Project’s curated Recess for Grown-Ups events where you can engage, create, pretend and explore through the benefits of play. Through improvisation, laughter yoga and group games, Recess for Grown-Ups is designed to foster interact action with those around you without the crutch of digital devices. It’s a mini-adventure where cooperative, unscripted play takes over the playground. Join the St. Augustine MEETUP: Recess for Grown-Ups group here.
Improv Shows in St. Augustine
On select dates, Amy will direct, produce and/or perform in improv shows at various venues around the country. Visit the calendar page for up to date info!
Get in touch!
Contact us today to learn more about individual and group offerings. Looking for a tailor-made experience? We’re happy to help. Drop us a line, and we’ll start crafting the roadmap to your next adventure.
The Adventure Project is a full-service, experience-based company based in St. Augustine, Florida that offers improvisation, laughter yoga, mindfulness exercises, camp games, retreat activities and team building for personal and professional development. We host individuals, organizations and travel adventures by creating transformational experiences through the art of play.