Playing the Game

Now that we've set up a compelling scene with a clear base reality and we've discovered what makes it fun and unusual, it's time to play the Game of the Scene. Use this question, "If that, then what?" to figure out the next step in your scene. Explore your situation and heighten the part that's fun. Practice starting a scene from a premise and learn techniques to introduce spontaneous fun choices into an otherwise ordinary situation.

More info on the Core Improv Program.

Class Dates (8 class sessions):

  • Tue, Mar 14 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, Mar 21 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, Mar 28 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, Apr 18 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, May 2 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, May 9 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tue, May 16 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Improv Resource Center - Studio 1
4410 N Ravenswood Ave, LL2


Kevin Mullaney, Instructor

Kevin has taught improvisation for 20 years, first for iO Theater, for the UCB Theatre in New York and and now for the Improv Resource Center in Chicago. He is the host of the Improv Resource Center Podcast and the webmaster of the Improv Resource Center. Since returning to Chicago, he has directed many shows both improvised and written including: One Act Roulette, #trending, Based on a True Story, Dear James Franco, Vampyre Hunter High, Space Warps, and A Swarm of Spoilers.

He is the former Artistic Director of the Chicago Improv Festival and of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, where he also served as the chief administrator of their training program. He directed numerous improv shows for the UCB Theater including “Tracers”, “Retraced”, “Individually Wrapped”, and “The Swarm in Slow Waltz Around Rage Mountain”. He is the creator of Cage-Match and the Annual 3 on 3 Tournament at UCB. He recently won the 2015 INNY award from Improvisation News for the best "Best Improv Comedy Instructor/Coach".

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