Calendar

May
6
Sat
Improvised Musical! @ Arts at Marks
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Improv Hawaii’s “(BLANK): The Musical“ is a fully improvised musical comedy featuring local Hawaii celebrities. “Hawaii Five-0” actor Dennis Chun will star in “Dennis Chun: The Musical” on Saturday, May 6th at The Artst at Marks Garage.

The musical comedy is described as a combination of a hit Broadway musical and the popular improv TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” She continued, “Everything from the music to the dance moves to the song lyrics are completely made up, so this will be audience’s only chance to see this particular show.”

Tickets and further information for “Dennis Chun: The Musical” is available at the improvhi website: http://improvhi.wpengine.com/musical/. Tickets range from $15. to $20.

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.

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Examples of sketches will be shown and discussed, and students will pitch their own ideas as well as brainstorm possible beats. If time permits, you may leave with a fully written sketch! Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

No experience required

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:

Zach Olsen (Thursday, Aug 22)
Ann Maddox (Friday, Aug 23)
*instructor is subject to change without notice

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.

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Examples of sketches will be shown and discussed, and students will pitch their own ideas as well as brainstorm possible beats. If time permits, you may leave with a fully written sketch! Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

No experience required

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 (Thursday, Aug 22)
Ann Maddox (Friday, Aug 23)
*instructor is subject to change without notice

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.