2023 Improv BloxShop Series

Unscrewed Theater’s Training Center is excited to announce a series of Improv BloxShops for 2023. One topic each month from July through December for a one-day three-hour workshop with our fabulous instructors.

Take one, take two, take them all! It’ll be a spectacular time.

Experience levels and prerequisties vary. 

Workshops are all on Sundays from noon – 3pm.

Improv BloxShop: Talk to the Hand

July 23

Ready to take your improv skills to a whole new place? Learn the art of mixing improv with puppetry!

Puppets will be provided for this workshop. Two additional spots available for students able to bring their own puppets.

Instructor: Jessica Spenny

Experience Level

Intermediate. Completed Improv Basics or equivalent beginning class.

I’ll use a provided puppet:

I’ll bring my own puppet:

Improv BloxShop: Song Forms

August 13 or August 27

Learn song forms that will take your musical improv to the next level.

Instructor: Cy Barlow

Experience Level

Intermediate. Completed Improv Basics or equivalent beginning class AND at least one Musical Improv workshop or class.

August 13

August 27

Improv BloxShop: Advanced Use of Spacework

September 17

Prepare to learn how to creatively use spacework to maximum effect in improvised scenes. You’ll practice the art of precisely combining emotion and intent in spacework, while valuing deliberate non-verbal communication, silence, and timing.

Instructor: Alan Trammel

Experience Level

Advanced. Have studied or performed improv extensively.

Improv BloxShop: Improv for Cosplay & Gaming

October 1

Learn improv skills to enhance your cosplay or gaming life. Whether you run games or just enjoy the role-playing experience, we’ll teach you techniques for keeping the game alive, dynamic, and fun no matter what unexpected turns happen. If you’re a cosplayer or LARPer, we’ll teach you skills to embody and enhance your character.

Instructor: Cy Barlow

Experience Level

All experience levels welcome.

Improv BloxShop: Musical Puppets

November 12

Have experience with improvising with puppets? Have experience with improvising songs? Put them together with this unique improv workshops – musical puppets! Put your puppetry and songprov skills to work making your puppets sing!

Puppets will be provided for this workshop. Two additional spots available for students able to bring their own puppets.

Instructors: Cy Barlow & Jessica Spenny

Experience Level

Intermediate. Completed Improv Basics or equivalent beginning class AND at least one Musical Improv workshop or class AND at least one improv puppetry workshop or class.

I’ll use a provided puppet:

I’ll bring my own puppet:

Improv BloxShop: Become the Spotlight

December 10

Learn to be the spotlight that shines on your scene partners. Enthusiastically support your partners as they play, and you’ll find that your improv improves, too!

Instructor: Jon Benda

Experience Level

Intermediate. Completed Improv Basics or equivalent beginning class.

Student Showcases

Enjoy some recent Student Showcase performances!

Funnier on the Inside, Ep. 2 - Student Showcase - ImprovBlox: GenreProv - 2023-11-11

Funnier on the Inside, Ep. 1 - Student Showcase - ImprovBlox: GenreProv - 2023-11-11

Two Heads Are Better Than One - Student Showcase: Improv Basics - 2023-12-02

Panel of Experts - Student Showcase: Improv Basics - 2023-12-02

Switch Left - Student Showcase: Improv Basics - 2023-12-02

Intro & Objection - Student Showcase: Improv Basics - 2023-12-02

Conducted Story - Student Showcase: Improv Basics - 2023-09-30