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Fundamentals of improv

The Ridgefield Theatre Barn is excited to announce our improv program, a full-fledged multi-level curriculum, including future offerings like Long Form Improv and Comedy Sketch Writing!

Fundamentals of Improv is the first step on your journey, and is a requirement for any further improv classes taken at the Barn. Level I will focus on agreement, banishing fear, the elements of improv scene work, and most especially teamwork. You will use these tools to play games like those seen on “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?.” The class will end with the students performing a “Whose Line” show hosted by Rick on the main stage of the RTB, for friends and family.

All you need to take this course is the desire to have fun and learn – you don’t need to be funny, or prepare or memorize anything!

Improv is not only fun, but has many benefits: it helps with “thinking on your feet”, stage fright and assertiveness, and can add a dimension to acting. Rick has a knack for bringing this all to life in a low-stress, fun environment.

Rick Hodder has been studying, performing, and teaching improv for close to 20 years! He is a founding member and director of our in-house improv troupe “The Role In The Hay Players.” Rick studied and performed in ensembles at Gotham City Improv, in NYC. He has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade (started by SNL’s Amy Poehler) in NYC, and is currently studying improv at the Magnet Theater in NYC.

Fundamentals of improv

SESSION: 8 weeks (2 hours per week)
WHEN: 2019 dates TBA soon
Class size limited to 15


Donors $320, Non-Donors $340