Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

**Drop-in improv jam. No previous improv experience necessary. We never for force anyone to participate.**

**We cap attendance at 24, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

You're the star at Game Night: Improv for Everyone. Have you seen the show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and wished you could play those games? Now you can! We play all the classics like Freeze, Party Quirks, Props and more.

We invite you to be part of the fun, jump onstage, and discover what it's like to be fully supported. It leads to laughs, friendships, and the fast fun.  

Gain confidence while learning improv. Learn stage presence while becoming even funnier. Improv for Everyone is exactly what you need!

We recognize everyone moves at their own pace. Want to sit back and watch until you feel comfortable? No problem! Grab a seat, watch a couple of the games, and realize you have the ability to be a great improviser. All it takes is letting go of fear, and embracing the moment. 

 

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Private Rental

Private Rental

Learn more about renting Blacktop Comedy for your private event!

Our theater can be used for productions, classes, special events, and more. Questions? Please contact us at fun@blacktopcomedy.com or (916) 749-3100.

I, Know It All

I, Know It All

I, Know It All
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I, Know it All is a humorous exploration of the ins and outs of life, relationships and the ways we trick ourselves into thinking we're on top of it. Join writer/director Jesse Winton in his debut show, I, Know it All.

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TuneUp

TuneUp

Improv TuneUp
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**We cap attendance at 14, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

Improv TuneUp: A weekly course carefully constructed to make you the BEST IMPROVISER POSSIBLE. And, with a capped attendance of 14, you're onstage more, making decisions and working together.

Improv TuneUp is two hours of focused improv exercises executed to maximize your growth. 

Each week will focus on different skills to help your long form improv. Don't know what "long form improv" is? This probably isn't the class for you, yet. This is for more experienced improviser who has attended a couple Playgrounds or classes. There will be a lot of feedback. You'll walk away having ideas, suggestions, and inspirations.

Each drop-in is limited to 14 students. The TuneUp size will give you a chance to do a lot of scene work.

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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

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Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

**Drop-in improv jam. No previous improv experience necessary. We never for force anyone to participate.**

**We cap attendance at 24, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

You're the star at Game Night: Improv for Everyone. Have you seen the show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and wished you could play those games? Now you can! We play all the classics like Freeze, Party Quirks, Props and more.

We invite you to be part of the fun, jump onstage, and discover what it's like to be fully supported. It leads to laughs, friendships, and the fast fun.  

Gain confidence while learning improv. Learn stage presence while becoming even funnier. Improv for Everyone is exactly what you need!

We recognize everyone moves at their own pace. Want to sit back and watch until you feel comfortable? No problem! Grab a seat, watch a couple of the games, and realize you have the ability to be a great improviser. All it takes is letting go of fear, and embracing the moment. 

 

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PRIVATE EVENT RENTAL

PRIVATE EVENT RENTAL

Learn more about renting Blacktop Comedy for your private event!

Our theater can be used for productions, classes, special events, and more. Questions? Please contact us at fun@blacktopcomedy.com or (916) 749-3100.

Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp
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**We cap attendance at 14, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

Improv TuneUp: A weekly course carefully constructed to make you the BEST IMPROVISER POSSIBLE. And, with a capped attendance of 14, you're onstage more, making decisions and working together.

Improv TuneUp is two hours of focused improv exercises executed to maximize your growth. 

Each week will focus on different skills to help your long form improv. Don't know what "long form improv" is? This probably isn't the class for you, yet. This is for more experienced improviser who has attended a couple Playgrounds or classes. There will be a lot of feedback. You'll walk away having ideas, suggestions, and inspirations.

Each drop-in is limited to 14 students. The TuneUp size will give you a chance to do a lot of scene work.

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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

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Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone
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**Drop-in improv jam. No previous improv experience necessary. We never for force anyone to participate.**

**We cap attendance at 24, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

You're the star at Game Night: Improv for Everyone. Have you seen the show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and wished you could play those games? Now you can! We play all the classics like Freeze, Party Quirks, Props and more.

We invite you to be part of the fun, jump onstage, and discover what it's like to be fully supported. It leads to laughs, friendships, and the fast fun.  

Gain confidence while learning improv. Learn stage presence while becoming even funnier. Improv for Everyone is exactly what you need!

We recognize everyone moves at their own pace. Want to sit back and watch until you feel comfortable? No problem! Grab a seat, watch a couple of the games, and realize you have the ability to be a great improviser. All it takes is letting go of fear, and embracing the moment. 

 

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Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F#$&! Up Relationship
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Sacramento's wildest improv show is Your F#$&! Up Relationship. Improv inspired by real relationships. Real F#$&! Up Relationships! We've all had THAT relationship. Hear interviews with audience members and watch the debauchery and insanity begin as our improvisers use their stories for inspiration.   You won't believe what people reveal onstage

General Admission: $10
Members: $5
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $5

Purchase your tickets online and grab your seats before everyone else! No need to battle the crowds. Receive the best seats before anyone steps into the theater.

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Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp
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**We cap attendance at 14, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

Improv TuneUp: A weekly course carefully constructed to make you the BEST IMPROVISER POSSIBLE. And, with a capped attendance of 14, you're onstage more, making decisions and working together.

Improv TuneUp is two hours of focused improv exercises executed to maximize your growth. 

Each week will focus on different skills to help your long form improv. Don't know what "long form improv" is? This probably isn't the class for you, yet. This is for more experienced improviser who has attended a couple Playgrounds or classes. There will be a lot of feedback. You'll walk away having ideas, suggestions, and inspirations.

Each drop-in is limited to 14 students. The TuneUp size will give you a chance to do a lot of scene work.

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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

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Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone
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**Drop-in improv jam. No previous improv experience necessary. We never for force anyone to participate.**

**We cap attendance at 24, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

You're the star at Game Night: Improv for Everyone. Have you seen the show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and wished you could play those games? Now you can! We play all the classics like Freeze, Party Quirks, Props and more.

We invite you to be part of the fun, jump onstage, and discover what it's like to be fully supported. It leads to laughs, friendships, and the fast fun.  

Gain confidence while learning improv. Learn stage presence while becoming even funnier. Improv for Everyone is exactly what you need!

We recognize everyone moves at their own pace. Want to sit back and watch until you feel comfortable? No problem! Grab a seat, watch a couple of the games, and realize you have the ability to be a great improviser. All it takes is letting go of fear, and embracing the moment. 

 

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Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp
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**We cap attendance at 14, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

Improv TuneUp: A weekly course carefully constructed to make you the BEST IMPROVISER POSSIBLE. And, with a capped attendance of 14, you're onstage more, making decisions and working together.

Improv TuneUp is two hours of focused improv exercises executed to maximize your growth. 

Each week will focus on different skills to help your long form improv. Don't know what "long form improv" is? This probably isn't the class for you, yet. This is for more experienced improviser who has attended a couple Playgrounds or classes. There will be a lot of feedback. You'll walk away having ideas, suggestions, and inspirations.

Each drop-in is limited to 14 students. The TuneUp size will give you a chance to do a lot of scene work.

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Theater Kids: Ready, Set, Imagine!

Theater Kids: Ready, Set, Imagine!

Theater Kids: Ready, Set, Imagine!
125.00

Upcoming Session

           Dates:  May 24 - June 28

           Performance: June 28

           Time:  4:30pm - 5:30pm

           Ages:   9-11      

This six-week class meets once a week, and includes one graduation performance.Six-week session that meet once a week, plus a performance

Blacktop Comedy is an approved vendor for South Sutter, Visions, Horizon Charter Schools.

Students will learn the basics of improv and stage performance, using those skills to create hilarious stories on stage as a performance ensemble. Learning improv can help to nurture your child’s budding personality and energy, while enhancing memory and listening skills through improvisational techniques and games. Great for focusing the attention of extroverts; great for bringing out the confidence of introverts!

Theater Kids, and improv can help your child in a variety of ways! Some of the benefits include:

  • Understand the Importance of Listening
  • Learn how to Work as a Team
  • Builds Confidence
  • Meet New People/Make Friends
  • Improves Imagination
  • Positive Outlet for Creative Energy
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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

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Stand Up 101: How To Be a Comedian

Stand Up 101: How To Be a Comedian

Stand-Up 101: Learn How to Become a Comedian
125.00

Upcoming Session

           Dates:  May 27 - June 3rd

           Graduation Performance: June 4th

           Time:  Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:30pm

           Ages:   16+

Stand-Up 101: Learn How to Become a Comedian with Keith Lowell Jensen. He's an award-winning comedy writer, performer, and teacher who's been serious about comedy for over 20 years. Whether you want to be a stand-up comedian, a comedy writer, funny public speaker, or simply inject more humor into your life, Keith's class is what you need!

Keith easily breaks down the comedy writing and the performance process. He shares all the vital techniques, secrets and skills used by comedians to create great comedy material. You'll go from idea to writing and performing a five minute set in just weeks!  A fun and challenging class for those who want to succeed! 

Stand Up Comedy class is what you need!

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Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp

Improv TuneUp
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**We cap attendance at 14, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

Improv TuneUp: A weekly course carefully constructed to make you the BEST IMPROVISER POSSIBLE. And, with a capped attendance of 14, you're onstage more, making decisions and working together.

Improv TuneUp is two hours of focused improv exercises executed to maximize your growth. 

Each week will focus on different skills to help your long form improv. Don't know what "long form improv" is? This probably isn't the class for you, yet. This is for more experienced improviser who has attended a couple Playgrounds or classes. There will be a lot of feedback. You'll walk away having ideas, suggestions, and inspirations.

Each drop-in is limited to 14 students. The TuneUp size will give you a chance to do a lot of scene work.

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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

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Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone

Game Night: Improv for Everyone
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**Drop-in improv jam. No previous improv experience necessary. We never for force anyone to participate.**

**We cap attendance at 24, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance.**

You're the star at Game Night: Improv for Everyone. Have you seen the show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and wished you could play those games? Now you can! We play all the classics like Freeze, Party Quirks, Props and more.

We invite you to be part of the fun, jump onstage, and discover what it's like to be fully supported. It leads to laughs, friendships, and the fast fun.  

Gain confidence while learning improv. Learn stage presence while becoming even funnier. Improv for Everyone is exactly what you need!

We recognize everyone moves at their own pace. Want to sit back and watch until you feel comfortable? No problem! Grab a seat, watch a couple of the games, and realize you have the ability to be a great improviser. All it takes is letting go of fear, and embracing the moment. 

 

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Teen Improv 101

Teen Improv 101

Teen Improv 101
125.00

Upcoming Session

           Dates:  June 5 - July 10

           Graduation Performance: July 10

           Time:  Mondays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

           Ages:   12-14

This six-week class meets once a week, and includes one graduation performance.

Students will work as an ensemble and learn the rules of improv and teamwork. Teen Improv gives students an opportunity to feel comfortable onstage and create characters in the moment. Understanding how to let go of fear and judgment are important lessons in Teen Improv.

We will use theater games and short-form improv scenes to increase your listening and "yes, and!" skills, helping you become a better actor/actress and improviser. 

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Improv 101: Introduction to Improv

Improv 101: Introduction to Improv

Improv 101: Introduction to Improv
125.00

Upcoming Session

           Dates:  June 5 - July 10

           Graduation Performance: July 14

           Time:  Mondays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

           Ages:   18+

This six-week class meets once a week, and includes one graduation performance.

Have fun, meet new people and learn to improvise in this popular class at Blacktop Comedy. Blacktop Comedy offers a unique approach to improv that helps you focus on the moment, creativity, and laughter.

We know how to help you become a more confident presenter, performer, and artist. Learn to say "yes, and" and unleash your natural creativity and humor. You will become more confident. This class is designed for anyone who wants to loosen up, be more spontaneous and learn to take risks on stage and in life. Become a better improviser, comedian, public speaker, and partner on and off stage.

Blacktop Comedy offers the most experienced instructors.

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