IMPROV + COMEDY CLASSES IN PAWTUCKET, RI
WHAT'S AN IMPROV CLASS?
An improv class is a low-pressure, introductory step into the world of improvised theater. You'll learn the basic concepts of thinking on your feet, creating live comedy, and turning your funny ideas into fun on-stage moments.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE ONE?
If you're looking to get better at thinking on your feet, finding ways to better collaborate with a team, or looking to become an on-stage performer, improv may be for you!
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?
No! If you're new to improv, try our Improv 101 class. If you have improv experience, you can explore our other class offerings (or reach out to us) to find your best fit.
HOW CAN I TRY IMPROV OUT?
Not sure if improv is for you? Join us on a Friday night for HOUSE PARTY and our IMPROV JAM! You can meet our performers, teachers, and even get on stage if you want!
THE KISMET CURRICULUM
Joining us for the first time? This is the place to start. Kismet's four-course curriculum takes you through everything you need to know about improv.
We recommend that everyone start with Improv 101. If you have taken a curriculum at another theater and want to start at a higher level, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the thrilling world of improv with our hassle-free, no-commitment approach, perfect for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. Whether it's your initial attempt or your ten-thousandth, we invite you to join our drop-in practice groups where experience is not a prerequisite. Guided by seasoned instructors, these sessions are designed to match the skill levels of the participants. Come be a part of the fun any week—just dive right in!
No need to RSVP for our in-person practice groups; however, if you're joining us virtually, a free RSVP will ensure you receive the meeting link for the session.
Introducing Kismet Masterclass: A new framework for improv electives by Kismet Improv.
These intensive courses focus on building specific skills, culminating in a dedicated show running for three or four weeks. Led by experienced instructors, students will receive comprehensive feedback and learn production elements while taking responsibility for marketing, tech directing, and ticket sales.
Students in these classes receive a payout from the revenue of their shows, so no discounts or scholarships are available.
Already an improv student or performer and would like to try something new? Kismet is lucky to have amazing teachers and performers from theaters all over the country offer in-person workshops for students and performers of all levels
Stay tuned for more musical improv offerings in Fall '23!
HEALTH + SAFETY
Students can request a full refund up until 48 hours before the first session of the class. Refunds requested within 24 hours of the day the class begins will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by request. No-show students will not be refunded.
SCHOLARSHIPS + FINANCIAL AID
Kismet Improv offers scholarships for improv classes and sponsors seats in each class to promote diversity and inclusion in the improv community. Improv can help individuals improve their communication skills, build confidence, and develop creative problem-solving abilities. However, not everyone has access to these opportunities due to financial constraints or lack of representation in the industry. By providing scholarships and sponsoring seats, Kismet Improv aims to create a more equitable and accessible learning environment for all individuals who may greatly benefit from improv instruction, especially those historically underrepresented in improv.
Acknowledging historical exclusion in theater communities, Kismet sponsors enrollment opportunities for people of color, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals from low-income backgrounds, individuals from non-English speaking countries, older individuals, and those with non-traditional educational or career backgrounds who are historically underrepresented in improv and live theater communities.
As a result of high demand, the number of sponsored enrollments for our program is limited. All students are expected to attend 75 percent of classes. Additionally, all students must follow Kismet's Code of Conduct.
To request a scholarship, please complete the form below. We'll be in touch shortly to enroll you in your first class!
REPRESENTATION FULL SCHOLARSHIP
For those experiencing financial hardship, Kismet offers partial financial aid for students to continue their improv education. Financial aid availability is awarded at the discretion of Kismet based on class enrollment and demand.
All students are expected to attend 75 percent of classes. Additionally, all students must follow Kismet's Code of Conduct.
To request financial aid, please complete the form below. We'll contact you shortly to help enroll you in your next class!