THE BASEMENT THEATRE "Atlanta's Best Underground Improv Comedy Theatre!"
175 WEST WIEUCA RD NE, ATLANTA 30342 - 404.277.3071



THE BASEMENT THEATRE


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classes start the 1st monday of each month!
NEXT CLASSES BEGIN SEPT 11



IMPROV 1 CLASS
NEXT CLASSES BEGIN SEPT 11

class sessions run for 8 weeks (7-10pm on Mondays)
In class we teach you a variety of Warm-Ups, Acting Exercises as well as
all of the fun Improv Games that we play on The Basement stage!
Each week we focus on a different skill set...
YES AND - TRUST - ENVIRONMENT - CHARACTERS - EMOTIONS, etc
and class is topped off with your very own Graduation Show!
TUITION IS $200

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IMPROV 2 CLASS
ADVANCED GAMES
NEXT CLASSES BEGIN OCT 3

class sessions run for 8 weeks (7-10pm on Tuesdays)
Improv 2 focuses takes your improv to the next level!
We will focus on using character/story to find the funny
You will learn the tougher games you've seen the pros play!
TUITION IS $200

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IMPROV 3 CLASS
HAROLD
class sessions run for 8 weeks (7-10pm on Wednesdays)
Improv 3 is our HAROLD class
You will learn the iO/Del Close longform format the HAROLD
we also focus on 2 person scene work and advanced improv acting
TUITION IS $200

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IMPROV 4 CLASS
HAROLD
class sessions run for 8 weeks (6-9pm on Sundays)
Improv 4 is Forms & Formats
This class teaches you the forms and formats created here at The Basement Theatre
MOTEL, SCRAMBLED EGGS, POT LUCKY & more!
TUITION IS $200
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TEEN IMPROV (ages 12-15)
NEXT CLASSES BEGIN *TBA*

TEEN IMPROV - improv comedy teaches you a variety of Warm-Ups, Acting Exercises
as well as all of the fun Improv Games that we play on The Basement stage!
We focus on many different skill sets...
YES AND - TRUST - ENVIRONMENT - CHARACTERS - EMOTIONS, etc
and class is topped off with your very own Graduation Show!
TEACHER: JSTAR
TUITION IS $200 for 8 weeks

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LA CARPE HAUTE
WORKSHOPS FRI & SAT, SEPT 1 & 2

PAULINE VERNIER
FIND WHO YOU ARE - Often in an improv scene, we fell suddenly lost. Most of the time it's because we don't know who we are as a character. Every story is about characters. So this workshop is about finding which character you are and after that building a relation all around. We shall work more particularly on the debuts of scenes and this work is based on that of the Lee White. Create a simple but rich character then build a relation with another character and after ca the beginning of a story. Apparently is so simple but in real, we know how it's hard to be and stay simple in improv, right ?
Experience level of participants: beginner, intermediate
FRIDAY 3pm-6pm

DAN SEYFREID
HERE & NOW - Why do we improvise? What do we reallywant to share with the audience? Stories of course... but not just any! Improvisers often tell stories about characters who are not here in a time which is not now... And forget the main point: the most powerful and important story is the one they are currently living on stage, with their partner. Who are they for each other ? How deep is their relationship? What are they dreaming of ? In this workshop we'll discover all of it with our feelings, our body and our instinct. Step by step we'll find what's really matter for the characters and why they are playing these scene. To be sincerely improvising here and now, with our partner.
Level: intermediate/advanced
FRIDAY 3pm-6pm

CEDRIC MARSCHAL
MIME AND OBJECT WORK - Play truly in your imaginary environment. Be more in the moment and more grounded to the reality of your scene. A clear vision of your environment, the objects and furniture around, their size and weight are a helpful friend that make your stories more believable for you and your audience. This workshop will train your body to play truthfully in your imaginary environments and make them more visible for you and your audience. It finds its inspiration in Lecoq’s work, clown, commedia dell’arte.
Experience Level: beginners to advanced
SATURDAY 11am-2pm

DAN SEYFREID (w/CEDRIC MARSCHAL)
UNPLUG YOUR BRAIN - Our brain is a formidable machine to create and imagine, but sometimes it's our own trap, our only barrier. This workshop aims at unplugging our brains, to explore what our bodies have to suggest. We will train not to be heady or too rational, to allow your scenes to be silly, to accept and play the nonsense. Let your bodies surprise yourself and embrace their strong propositions, to just have fun, play like kids, discover new places, characters and relations, to follow the inspiration and your instinct.
Experience Level : intermediate/advanced
SATURDAY 11am-2pm

PAULINE VERNIER
GET CLOSER - We all once felt on stage, in our improv life, embarrassment to be close to our partner physically. It's hard to be true when it's about physically and intimacy. This workshop it's about getting closer to your partner. This workshop is the way to cross the physical and carnal barriers on stage. Getting closer but staying professional, be sensible and true when it's about couple's situations. Knowing where are my limits, and where are the limits of my partner and exploring all the multiple facets of a relation of couple.
Experience Level: advanced
SATURDAY 3pm-6pm

GAEL PERRY
1,000 CHARACTERS OUT OF YOU - There are many ways to work on character creation. You can learn how to maintain your body, how to walk with a cane, how to feel like fire, or one of the many other tricks. But what you need to BE somebody different is to FEEL like someone else. This is a workshop about creating many characters (a thousand and more) from nothing, without thinking, unplugging your brain to be transported by the moment. Using funny exercises and musical inspired scenes, you will learn to create a different body, which will be at the same time natural and surprising for yourself.
Close your eyes, listen to the music, and be alive!
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
SATURDAY 3pm-6pm

3HR WORKSHOPS $25 each

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THE BASEMENT THEATRE  IMPROV CAMP for YOUNG TEENS (12-15)
IMPROV CAMPS teach you a variety of Warm-Ups, Acting Exercises
as well as all of the fun Improv Games that we play on The Basement stage!
We focus on many different skill sets...
YES AND - TRUST - ENVIRONMENT - CHARACTERS - EMOTIONS, etc
and camp is topped off with your very own Graduation Show!
CAMP LEADER: JSTAR /CAMP ASSISTANTS: TBA
TUITION IS $200 per week


YOUNG TEENS (age 12-15)
JUNE 11-JUNE 15 / 10am-4pm mon-fri
JUNE 18-JUNE 22 / 10am-4pm mon-fri
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CORPORATE WORKSHOPS & TEAM BUILDING
We offer Corporate Training and Team Building Workshops
Our Corporate Workshops will help Bring your Team Together,
Jump Start their Creativity and Productivity
and let them have Fun Together as a Group!

CORPORATE PRICING
SMALL GROUP (1-10) - $350 /2 hr On-Site Session or $300/2 hr Basement Session
GROUP (11-20) - $35 per pers /3 hr On-Site Session or $35 per pers /3 hr Basement
LARGE GROUPS (21-100) - $40 per person/2-3 hr On-Site Session

What They're Saying;

"Thank you so so much!  It was a huge success for our group… Keep singing!!!!!
- Philip Jones, KAISER PERMANENTE

"JStar is an excellent facilitator who instantly connected with our team.
The exercises he led often resulted in fits of laughter but taught our team to be open,
accepting and more effective as collaborators. I am confident we will be a stronger
and more productive team for having completed this program."
- Scott Cooper, VP - Operations, TIGHITCO, Inc.

"The client's and staff couldn't stop singing the praises of your [workshop]!!!!"
- Magdalene Yonker, ALAFIA Project - EMORY UNIVERSITY School of Medicine

"Everyone on the team really had a lot of fun. I'm really glad we did this!"
- Holly Fogelman - ERNST & YOUNG

Schedule Your Company's Session Now!
EMAIL US at classes@TheBasementTheatre.com
CALL US at 404.277.3071
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GRADUATION SHOWS
Each class session is topped off with a Graduation Performance!
Students take the stage on the last Thursday of each month
to show off their new found improv skills!
TICKETS are $8
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