The FA long-form improv training teaches more grounded play, a focus on the ‘game of the scene’ and the art of the improv ‘straight-man’ – ‘Yes, anding’ while still maintaining the reality of the scene.
We run 6 Levels in total, in a structured path. You work your way up through the levels, adding to your skill set so we consistently produce ‘complete’ performers in the FA’s long-form style. When you get to the higher levels, we do place a pass / fail criteria on the classes to ensure that everyone progresses at the same rate. However, should you be asked to resit a class we offer a huge discount so you basically just cover the cost of being there. It’s not about the money, but about ensuring you gather the skills you need before progressing.
As students progress they get the opportunity to perform in our weekly Teacher Jam and eventually audition to be part of a house Harold team. These teams play every week on a well attended night, and the players often begin the training process to become our coaches and teaching staff.
By joining The FA long-form improv training at Boom Chicago, you are joining a burgeoning community of performers, comedians and like-minded people. They spend time in the venues and the bar, make friends, collaborate and create teams together – which we are often able to offer stage time to, too. We offer students free tickets to shows if they bring a paying friend.