Roll up your sleeves and learn a valuable tool that will translate into every aspect of your performance career. At Flappers University, our instructors will teach you how to be in the moment, as well as explore the layers of characterization, resulting in depth of performance that cannot be achieved by reciting sides alone. Develop your listening skills and learn how to work with others to create scenes and characters out of sheer imagination. Gain the confidence to create and live in the skin of characters at a moment's notice. Live the truth. This fun, high energy class will introduce you to the basics of improv comedy. You will apply the same principles learned here to your stand-up, writing, webisodes, auditions or theatre performances. The whole point is to bring your unique voice to comedy all while making these choices on the spot! This class will empower you to have the confidence to make spontaneous calls. This is a solid foundation to set you up for more advanced improv.
Develop your improvisational skills to become a member of our resident House Improv group called The Wobblies and start performing in a show once a month. Must have taken Improv beginning and Intermediate and or have prior improv experience and be cleared by Instructor. This class will strengthen scene work and focus on the 2 person scene. We do this by teaching active listening, idea heightening, agreement and stage movement. Perfect for performers looking to sharpen their improv skills for stage or screen.
Sara Cravens Comedy Central Stage
Sara is an actor, writer, and singer from Cookeville Tennessee. Sara can be seen and heard in various commercials and animation: Nissan, Target, Sears, BevMo, Diet Dr Pepper, US Cellular, CVS, Citgo, the animated series The Croods as Emma Stone's voicematch, and many more. Sara's hit multimedia show Freak Like Tennessee has been produced by the Comedy Central Stage, as well as The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Comedy Central has staged 5 additional shows of Sara's including a live version of her webseries Boyfriend/Girlfriend, and her musicomedy duo Sara & Andrew. Sara was a writer for the series MyMusic, nominated for a Streamy for Best Writing for a Series in 2013. Sara has created improv programs for 5 theaters and organizations in LA. She currently is the instructor and coach of Flappers house team, The Wobblies. Sara continues to perform with her improv/sketch group The Gym. WEBSITE | EPK