Calendar

Jan
8
Mon
Free Improv Workshop & Jam! @ Arts at Marks Garage
Jan 8 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Start off the new year with some IMPROV AWESOMENESS!

Improvhi will be offering a FREE improv workshop on Monday, January 6th from 7pm – 8:30pm. After the class, participants are welcome to stay to jam with fellow players in a 20 minute “show.”

Great way to meet and mingle with fun folks!

SPACE IS LIMITED.
NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Must be present to sign up. No “saving spaces.”

Sign ups will begin at Arts at Marks at 6:45pm. Once the list is filled, the workshop will be closed.

Open to all levels! Come out to learn something new or freshen up your chops for the new year. LET’S PLAY!

Jan
22
Mon
Improv Workshop – Openings & Initiations @ Arts at Marks Garage
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This improvhi workshop will focus on several types of openings for long form sets. Players will have the opportunity to explore different ways to generate information for a fun, focused and idea filled show!

Participants should have some long form improv experience.

Workshop cost: $25

Feb
5
Mon
Intro to Musical Theatre @ Arts at Marks Garage
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

You’ve seen musicals. You’ve seen improv. You’ve seen musical improv and now you’d like to try it, right? RIGHT?

Improvisation is a great way to break out of your shell. MUSICAL improv is a great way to break out of your shell with an extra side of jazz hands!

In this two part workshop, students will learn the basics of musical improv comedy. This class will focus on song structure, on the fly group movement, building want songs, and incorporating songs into scenes.

NO MUSICAL TRAINING REQUIRED*. Seriously. This will be a fun, non-judgemental space where you will be to express your voice the way you want to.

Accompanist will be provided.

Class dates: Monday, February 5th and 12th
Class times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Class cost: $60

*Participants should have some theatre or improv knowledge.

Class space is limited.

Jun
25
Mon
Improv Workshop: Group Work @ Arts At Marks
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This improvhi workshop will focus on how to strengthen group scenes through support, gifting and all around awesomeness. Players will explore different ways to generate information for a fun, focused and idea filled scene!

Participants should have some long form improv experience.

Workshop cost: $25
Instructor: Kimee Balmilero
Monday, June 25th 7pm-9pm
Arts at Marks in Chinatown – 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Parking: Street or paid lot

May
21
Tue
Musical Improv 201 (Must have taken Intro To Musical Improv) @ Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this intermediate musical improv workshop, students will dive deeper into song structure, group singing and scene work.

Prerequisite: Intro to Musical Improv or experience in musical improv

Accompanist will be provided.

Class Dates:
Tuesday – 5/21

Class Cost:
$45 (2 hours of instruction total)

Class Times:
7pm – 9pm

Class Location:
All classes will be held at Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
691 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96813 – Second floor down the hall from Hungry Ear

Parking:
Metered, street or paid garage

Instructor: Kimee B.
Accompanist: Sean Choo

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
22
Thu
Int/Adv Harold Improv Workshop @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will focus on the tools and technique of the Harold form. How to effectively generate ideas in your openings, creating fun first beats and then exploring the game differently in second beats, and experimenting with form in group games.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must be familiar with the Harold form

Class Date:

Thursday August 22nd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Ann Maddox
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Ann Maddox has been writing and performing at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Los Angeles since it opened in 2005. She has performed improv with her Harold team Lincoln’s Bedroom, and written sketches for her Maude teams Nice Kitchen and Hot Mess. She wrote radio sketches for Marketplace on NPR and was a writer/performer for the 2011 CBS Diversity Showcase. She has appeared in several national and regional commercials, and television shows such as The Office, Two Broke Girls, Garfunkle and Oates, The Birthday Boys and Grandfathered.

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
23
Fri
Building Characters for Improv and Sketch Comedy @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this workshop, students will learn tools to creating interesting, real and funny (duh) characters for improv and sketch comedy scenes.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must have some improv experience

Class Date:

Friday, August 23rd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Zach is an improvisor, writer, and musician from Orange County, California. He performs regularly at the UCB Theatre in LA, including the shows Better Movies w/ “Tommy Wiseau” and Nihongo Dake Presents: No Subtitles. He is a member of the improvised murder mystery team Murder Murder. He is also the co-host of the podcast Baywatch Watch on Campfire Media. His band The Taint recently played a mini-tour in Tokyo. Follow Zach on Instagram: @realzacholsen

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
24
Sat
The Writers Room (for int/adv level sketch comedy writers) @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

In this workshop, we will go over different types of collaborative brainstorming as well as the steps that it takes to write a great comedy sketch. Along with these ideas we will also be talking about format and themes found within sketch comedy. Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 4 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must have some experience in sketch writing

Class Date:

Saturday, August 24th

Class Times:

11am – 3pm

Class Cost:

$55 (4 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Zach is an improvisor, writer, and musician from Orange County, California. He performs regularly at the UCB Theatre in LA, including the shows Better Movies w/ “Tommy Wiseau” and Nihongo Dake Presents: No Subtitles. He is a member of the improvised murder mystery team Murder Murder. He is also the co-host of the podcast Baywatch Watch on Campfire Media. His band The Taint recently played a mini-tour in Tokyo. Follow Zach on Instagram: @realzacholsen

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Sep
26
Thu
Musical Improv 101 @ Impact Hub in Kakaako (Across from Whole Foods)
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this three week course, students will learn to build a musical improv comedy show through scene building, song structure, character work and movement. At the end of the class, students will have the opportunity to perform in a musical showcase on Monday, Oct. 14th.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 201A or have similar improv experience 

Class Dates:

Thursdays – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Class Cost:

$175 (9 hours of instruction total)

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Location:

All classes will be held at The Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street or paid garage

Instructor:

Kimee B.
*instructors subject to change without notice

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Oct
19
Sat
Intro To Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive @ Entrepreneur's Sandbox (Makai of Ala Moana Blvd)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Students will brainstorm and pitch ideas together and build an original comedy sketch with the guidance of their mentor
Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.
 
Prerequisite: No experience required
 
This workshop is 4 hours long with breaks. Participants should bring snacks and water.
 
Class Date:
Saturday, October 19th
 
Class Times:
11am – 3pm
 
Class Cost:
$55 (4 hours of instruction)
 
Class Location:
The Entrepreneur’s Sandbox (Makai of Ala Moana Blvd)
630 Ilalo St Honolulu, HI 96813
 
Parking:
Metered, street, parking across the street at SALT (sorry, we do not validate)
 
Instructor:
Joy Regullano
*instructor is subject to change without notice
About The Instructor:
As an awkward middle child, Joy quickly learned that being funny was the best way to get attention. She went on to double major in Theater/Performance Students and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkley, appearing in plays with the UC Berkeley Theater Depart and throughout the bay.
She is a graduate of the improv programs at Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City Hollywood, and iO West and currently performs with several sketch and improv teams in Los Angeles.
TV credits include: Supernatural, Raising Hope, 90210, and Castle. She is also an avid writer and a burgeoning YouTuber with self-written viral video WHITE FETISH boasting over 1 million views.
 
All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.