Since 2014, each summer Kevin Mullaney has been teaching an Improv Bootcamp in Chicago. It's a type of intensive training focused on developing specific skills, through concentrated practice. It's targeted toward students who have at least a year of improv experience, and are looking for a challenge that will improve the way they play right away.
Improv Boot Camp is 25 hours of intensive improv training over 5 days. You'll work on skills that will make you a more observant and reactive actor, and a more unpredictable and specific improvisor.
Improv Bootcamp is different from other improv intensives. First the class size will be smaller, limited to 16 people. And instead of learning a plethora of different concepts, we focus on a few specific ones and use a variety of exercises to practice each skill. Typically students are given multiple opportunities to practice a skill over several days. By the end of the week, you will a stronger performer, with specific new tools to use in your improv.
Things to know:
Daily Schedule: Class meets at from 11am to 5pm. Each day we will take a 2 breaks, a 15 minute break and a 45 minute break for lunch.
This year we will also be having nightly excursions to different improv theaters to check out what is happening in NYC's diverse and vibrant improv comedy scene. These will be optional and will likely require students to purchase tickets for those shows independently.
There are spaces available in this class to register.
Magnet Training Center
22 W 32nd St, 10th fl
New York City, NY 10001
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".
You can contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.