San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Our July intensive was a success!
Now, it's time to get ready for much cooler weather paired with a weekend long immersion in the principles and training methods that make ColdTowne the home of the next big thing. After almost ten years of helping performers and graduates hone their craft and realize their potential, we’ve built a national reputation for training the best and brightest long-form, improv comedy talent.
What should students expect?
Workshops will focus on the acting skills that reliably create quality scene work: deep listening, honesty, character-driven relationships. We'll also be working on games and heightening, as well as explore organic forms that encourage fast thinking and unconditional support of our ensemble.
Who are the instructors?
The intensives will be taught by a cross-section of our seasoned, award-winning faculty, including:
Dave Buckman (Second City, Boom Chicago!)
Erika May-McNichol (Improv Olympic - Chicago, ComedySportz - Chicago)
Rachel Madorsky (Second City - Cleveland, ComedySportz - Austin)
Michael Jastroch (ColdTowne founder, touring teacher and lecturer)
Will Cleveland (Upright Citizen's Brigade - NYC, ColdTowne Artistic Director)
John Ratliff (Best Improv Instructor, 2011, ColdTowne Conservatory Director) and more!
Class enrollment will be limited to maximize individual instruction and stage time. Each intensive will conclude with a final class performance.
Hangin' with You
In addition to the rigorously fun classes, we’ll have a social gathering to help you meet faculty, students and perfomers at ColdTowne.
Is it for me?
Whether you’re relatively new to the game, or looking to brush up on years of experience, you’ll walk away with new tools for your tool belt, a sharpened comedic sense and inspiration to attack the next scene.
We’ve built a national reputation for training the best and brightest improvisers in the South and our intensives provide a great opportunity to hang in Austin, interact with new improvisors and uplevel your improv skills by learning the ColdTowne approach. A minimum of one year of performance or training experience is required, and graduates of other programs are welcome.
How much does it cost?
$199 per person
- 2 days of workshops with our seasoned faculty
- A student show pass for 12/29-12/30, granting you free admission to any unsold seats at showtime, and
- A ColdTowne t-shirt
Contact us for more information!