Improv Classes Like No Other
Improv workshops and classes are fun. And ours are no exception. It’s rare when our students aren’t laughing for the entire class, delighting themselves and each other with the collective creativity that gets unlocked in a structured and supportive environment.
In contrast, many of the best scripted acting classes have a reputation for rigor. These teachers have high standards and possess a deep and wide knowledge of acting training. This can lead to outstanding work and a sense of accomplishment that is exciting and deeply satisfying.
Our improv acting classes combine the fun of a good class with a commitment to excellence and a deep knowledge of improv. Our artistic goal is to unlock and channel students’ collective creativity into producing great scenes and plays, which are as good as the best-scripted scenes and plays performed today. All classes are taught by Precipice artistic director Gary Jacobs who has over 35 years of experience teaching, directing, and producing improvisational theater. Improv shows often grow from such humble roots.
What do students say about your improv classes?
Here’s what one student said about our classes. (Other reviews can be found on the Workshop page)
“I was always jealous of my friends who had an 'artistic outlet' — a way to express themselves outside of work and family. I can barely draw a stick figure and I leave musical instruments to people who can play them. Stepping into Gary’s beginning improv acting class opened that creative door for me. Anyone can do it. Blissfully, “talent” or being funny isn’t required. All I needed was the desire to have fun. Gary takes care of the rest. Going to improv class is a highlight of my week, and no, I’m not a recluse! As a bonus, the class has given me the confidence to speak in front of others when the need arises. Think wedding toasts and presentations. I’m so glad I found this class!” - Julie S
I HEARD YOU OFFER A WEEKLY FREE SAMPLE CLASS. IS THAT RIGHT?
Yes. We offer a free, weekly, sample improv class. Come check it out! Just fill out the contact form below to request that we reserve a space for you. Space is limited, so reserve a space well in advance of the class you’d like to attend.
WHAT IF I’M AN EXPERIENCED IMPROVISER?
If you’re an experienced improviser with a hankering to try our advanced scene-work or play-improvising class, use the contact form below to say hi. Let us know a little about your background and interests, and which class you’d like to attend. We will reserve a space for you to check the class out for free with no obligation.
HOW ARE THE CLASSES STRUCTURED?
Unique in our experience, the classes are run every week, all year, and you can start whenever you like. You pay only for the classes you attend. Gary has taught this way for the past 25 years, and in that time, he has perfected this student-friendly model. Students tell us they appreciate the flexibility.
WHAT WILL THE CLASSES DO FOR ME?
Different students have different reasons they take classes. Some like to have fun engaging in adult, non-competitive play. Others wish to improve their communication skills at work. Still, others want to enhance their personal development. For others, the classes provide the opportunity to explore the artist within. And some wish to develop their acting and improv skills for fun or to perform. The classes are designed with each of these goals in mind.
Contact us to learn more about our classes and our performances. We delight in entertaining audiences in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area.