Toronto's Impatient Theatre Co. teaches classes in a cool, sophisticated style of improvisation that takes a single audience suggestion and builds out a whole show from it, layered with social commentary, thematic exploration and hilarious, gut-grinding comedy.
Our Improv Comedy Classes teach you the essence of the art of comedy in a way that will make your scene work explode. We teach the Harold, an improv format that teaches the keys to creating great comedy and helps you learn and perform amazing improv shows. We are the only training centre in the country that specializes in teaching this style of improv. You'll love it.
If you have never taken an improv class before, our approach breaks it down to its simplest, most practical elements that allow you to perform interesting, emotionally charged improv scenes from Day One. After that, you we will push you to get better and make more interesting choices.
If you have taken an improv class before and/or are an experienced improviser, our approach is completely different than any other style of improv currently being taught in Canada, anywhere. Many experienced improvisers who have finished two years of training at other training centres claim to have not felt as though they really started to learn about the depths of improvisation until they began studying with us. Their words.
Many famous comedians have studied and performed Harold and attribute their success to longform improv. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jason Sudeikis, Bobby Moynihan, Jordan Peele, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Rachel Dratch, Stephanie Weir, and many, many others.
Our improv comedy classes and workshops are designed for adults and recommended for persons 18 or older, however, some exceptions may be made. This is a listing of our current course offerings, upcoming classes and availability.
This course is packed with goodies for new and experienced improvisers alike. No matter your level of experience, this is where you want to start your improv training at ITC. (more...)
Building on the core concepts in IMPROV 101, this class zooms in on the two-person scene and examines the essence of each character and their points of view. (more...)
This course is a further examination of the two-person scene with emphasis on examining "the game." New challenges will elevate you to a higher level of performance, allowing you to make more interesting choices, identify game patterns and heighten the game of the scene like a pro. (more...)
This course will focus on a major aspect of longform improvisation, ensemble development and learning to play successful scenes with a large number of people. (more...)