WORKSHOPS

Take a workshop with us! Learn new skills to add to your training, or to get a taste of something new. Interested in exploring further? Checkout out all of our courses on our Classes page, including improv, stand-up, sketch, film, and video. 

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All classes meet at the Comedy Spot Training Center, at 915 T Street in Sacramento, unless otherwise noted.

IMPROV WORKSHOP: THE DECONSTRUCTION

  • Saturday, February 25 | 10am – 1pm
    Location: Comedy Spot Theater

    1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento 95811

Join us for improv workshops presented by Brian James O’Connell!

Created by The Family, and under the direction of Del Close himself. The Deconstruction is the single most important long form ever created as it contains every single possible permutation of scene approach and thematic development. An understanding of The Deconstruction is essential for the artistic, intellectual, and technical development of an improviser. Quite simply, an improviser’s understanding of the “work” will never be the same after being exposed to “Decon”; whether you perform short form, improvised Shakespeare or are merely a writer looking to improve your understanding of character and structure, learning these skills will radically improve your understanding of improvisation and raise your level of play.

IMPROV WORKSHOP: POSITION PLAY

  • Saturday, February 25 | 2pm – 5pm
    Location: Comedy Spot Theater
    1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento 95811

Join us for improv workshops presented by Brian James O’Connell!

Brian James O’Connell teaches you the skills you need to find your “position” in the scene and then play it to the hilt. Position Play was invented by Miles Stroth (Del Close’s “Warchief”, Founder, Owner & Operator of The Pack Theater in Los Angeles) as a way to understand and execute the “scene dynamics” of the Four Basic Scene Types: Straight/Absurd, Character Driven, Alternate Reality and Realistic. If you are able to understand the few tools & techniques needed to play these individual scenes, every other choice you make on stage will be from a place of renewed confidence and successful fun! Topics include: “Thing. Concept. Idea.”, “The Five Scenes Everyone Tells You *NOT* To Do But Darn It They Come Up On Stage Anyway”, “Playing Archetypes” “Mapping Characters” and many, many more.

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Our Main Theater Location
1050 20th St. #130
Sacramento, CA 95811

Comedy Spot Training Center
915 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Improv?

Why Study Improv?

Think the only reason to take improv classes is to start a career in comedy? The skills you learn in improv can impact your life in many ways, beyond our four walls. Get in on the fun and register today!

Improv training provides many benefits:

  • Increased confidence
  • Improved public speaking skills
  • Enhanced acting abilities
  • Gained comfort in social settings
  • Refined brainstorming abilities
  • Improved listening and observation skills
  • Enhanced creative-thinking abilities
  • Improved decision-making skills
  • Team development skills