Online Classes

2020 Groundlings Diversity Festival classes are now live! 

Intro & Core Track Classes Available Online for the First Time

Improv Workshop A

Improv Workshop A takes beginning students through all the core principles of improv in a fun, safe environment. You’ll build self-confidence, develop your creativity, experiment, play, and make new friends from the comfort of your own home. No experience necessary!

6 sessions, $310. No prereq.

Sketch Writing Workshop A

(Formerly Intro to Sketch A)

The Groundlings School’s 6-session deeper dive into the basics of sketch writing! Learn the difference between character and premise sketches, identifying beats, writing for your medium, and how to find material. Get experience and build confidence in your writing ability. For each class, students will write and submit sketches, and we will find the gold in whatever you create.

6 sessions, $300. No prereq.

Basic Improv

The first level of the Core Track introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun, fast-paced environment. Basic lays the foundation for The Groundlings style of improv and sketch, which each level above Basic (Intermediate and Advanced Improv) will build upon.

12 sessions, $525 Prereq: Passed audition

Click here to schedule a free audition.

Intermediate Improv

Intermediate Improv uses the skills developed in Basic to concentrate on scene work and the Groundlings signature style of character development in both improvisational scenes and monologues.

12 sessions, $525 Prereq: Passed Basic

Additional Online Specialty Classes:

Improv for Beginners

with Julie Welch

A safe and fun introduction to improv. This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basics from the comfort of your own home. Everyone will have a chance to participate.

1 session: Thursday, October 29, 10 - 12:30pm

1 session: Tuesday, November 10, 10 - 12:30pm.

1 session: Tuesday, December 1, 2 - 4:30pm.

1 session: Thursday, December 17, 10 - 12:30pm.

$45. Prereq: None.

Continued Sketch Writing

with Guy Stevenson

Already know the basics? Let’s dive deeper! MADtv writer Guy Stevenson will give you top quality notes, and help turn your own comedic sensibility into sketches you can be proud of. Screenplay software such as Final Draft, Celtx, or WriterDuet required. Students send a finished sketch to the instructor before the first class.

4 sessions: Fridays (5 - 7:30pm) starting November 6.

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4 sessions: Fridays (5 - 7:30pm) starting December 11.

$170. Prereq: None.

Power WOW

with Phyllis Katz

A special four-session improv workshop culminiating in an online show!

4 sessions (M/W, 10am - 1pm) starting November 18. **Performance: Friday, December 4, 7pm. **

$170. Prereq: Passed Intermediate.

MORE Improv for Beginners

with Julie Welch

This class is a great opportunity to continue to learn the basics of improv. Ideal for those who have some familiarity with improv (though not required) and would like additional practice. Everyone will have a chance to participate in this safe and fun workshop.

1 session: November 19, 10 - 12:30pm.

$45. Prereq: None.

Power WOW

with Michael Churven

A special four-session improv workshop culminiating in an online show!

4 sessions (M/W, 7 - 10pm) starting November 9. Performance: Friday, November 20, 7pm.

$170. Prereq: Passed Intermediate.

Improv Workshop B

with Kimberly Condict

For students who’ve passed Improv Workshop A, Improv Workshop B gives students the chance to go further, gain confidence and keep learning in a safe, fun environment.

6 sessions: (M/W, 10 - 12:30pm) starting November 16. $310. Prereq: Passed Improv Workshop A

Sketch Writing for Beginners

with guy stevenson

Learn the ABC’s of sketch writing. MADtv writer Guy Stevenson will teach you how to turn your funny ideas into sketches. Screenplay software such as Final Draft, Celtx, or WriterDuet is required to participate in this class.

4 sessions (Mondays, 10 - 12:30pm) starting December 7.

$170. Prereq: None.