Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cheap Improv Classes!

Mind The Art Entertainment proudly offers some of the cheapest and most HIGH QUALITY improv training in the city! Sign up with a friend and you both get 20% off!

Only $93 for 5 sessions, Tuesdays starting 10/11, including an open performance on the 6th week.

-Are you somebody that has seen some improv and thought “Hey, I would like to try some of that there stuff right there.”?

-Are you an acting type person who wants to expand their repertoire of things you’re good at and want to be able to bring to the table to make you more marketable and successful in this the hardest of professions?

-Are you a non-actor who wants to beef-up your confidence level, learn how to relax and just have fun and play with other people?

-Have you wanted to do improv but were scared away by the high sticker price of some of the improv training in the city?

-Are you scared of improv?

Then perhaps these classes are for you. 

For the beginner and those with no formal training. Learn the basics of how to free yourself up and think like an improviser. 

Runs: 5 weeks, culminating in a class show on the sixth week. Tuesday nights starting October 11th

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm on the aforementioned Tuesdays. 
Class show to be at 7pm on November 15th

For the improviser who wants to rise to the next level. Improve your level of play, listening and understanding. Focus on long-form improv and creating real, believable characters in hilarious circumstances.

Runs: 5 weeks, culminating in a class show on the sixth week. Tuesday nights starting October 11th

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm on the aforementioned Tuesdays. 
Class show to be at 9pm on November 15th

Register at

YOUR TEACHER IS JOE KURTZ: Joe is a founding board member of Mind The Art Entertainment and is the director of their Acting Division. He studied improv at iO (formerly Improv Olympic) in Chicago, IL and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some of Joe’s teachers include T.J. Jagodowski (T.J. and Dave), Peter Gwinn (writer for The Colbert Report and author of Group Improvisation) and Charna Halpern (author of Truth in Comedy and Art by Committee). Joe has been teaching improv for the past couple of years while appearing in numerous productions through the city. His play, Die, premiered last year at LaMaMa E.T.C.

Testimonials from previous students:

"Joe is such a pleasure to have as an improv coach. He really lets us explore at our own pace, but at the same time, really helps us get away from our usual habits, to explore it in a different way. He makes it such a fun space to work in, and I’m so glad to have him once a week to help me not think and just go crazy and let go. It really helps me with my everyday auditions as well!" – Ashley C. Williams (star of the “The Human Centipede”)

"Joe is a wonderfully creative flexible and patient instructor. He makes his classroom a completely safe space to explore your craft and get back to the basics of acting. His improv workshops are a rare jewel and asset for anyone interested in building theatrical flexibility and confidence."- Ariana Paganetti (Off-Broadway producer)