Face Masks Optional


Staff and Students in Studio

Beginning Voice Over



Saturdays 1-4pm


Students will explore techniques for microphone technique,  breaking down copy, the ins and outs of a recording studio and what clients are actually looking for in a voice over casting. By the end of the workshop, students will have real experience in a professional studio and be prepared take the next step in the training program.




Going Over some of the Beginning

Principles of Improv

Beginning Improv 101:



Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

6/26-7/31 (potentially no class on 7/3)

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This is the foundational “how to” of improvisation. Our instructors will coach you through the games and exercises that will get you thinking and reacting spontaneously, developing in “on-the-spot” improv, expressing your creativity, growing your self-esteem...plus you’ll have a ton of fun! 

Intermediate Improv 102



Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

6/21 - 8/2

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Discover the dimensions of Characters inside yourself.  Exploration of goofy, theatrical, believable and “real world” character types is emphasized helping you overcome "the fear factor" and propelling your confidence to the next plane of performance improv and life skills!

Striking a Pose!

Intermediate Improv 103



Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

4/27 - 6/1

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The 103 level focuses on game patterns, intoro scene work, transitions in scenes, hosting games .  Moving past the gimmicks of game-based improv, Advanced Improv will challenge you to create memorable scenes and skillful shows and will introduce "finding the game" within your scenes.

This class can't wait to move on to the next level of training at IP!

Advanced Improv 104


Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

6/22 - 8/3

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Character development and scene progression – Now that you understand the improv fundamentals, this level will give you time to practice and develop your skills in longer scenes while being introduced to scenic montages and longer form improv formats.  This is not a long-form class...this class builds upon skills moving toward and introduction of performance styles.

Performance Level 105



Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm


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The best way to get better at improv is to be in a group.105 and 106 cover individual performer strengths & weaknesses. Focusing on consistent improvement you will develop scene ideas, using improv to explore and refine the truth and comedy.   You will explore different forms that fit your group’s style in weekly rehearsals to get performance ready.  Learn existing forms like: LaRonde, The Harold,, Narrative,etc Get on stage and perform as much as possible. 

Performance Level 106



Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm

6/14 - 7/26

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A hybrid show that culminates with an improv comedy revue.  This rehearsal level training will focus on producing and performing a show integrating all of the forms engaged throughout the training process. You might want to audition for our House Team after this class...or just join in on the fun every Saturday night and support the Theater.


 Discover your unique comic voice in Improv Playhouse Stand-Up workshops.   Learn how to construct a joke, create a short set and hone your, own, distinct vibe.  Get answers to all of your questions:  What makes people laugh?  What’s the history of stand-up?  What’s it like to be a stand-up comedian?  What makes the great stand-up comedians successful?   This introductory workshop will guide you on your way, at your pace, to explore the world of stand-up comedy and propel you on your journey to joviality and jokery (is that a word?).  Led by pros in the Biz who live it, perform it and are passionate about making people laugh,  you’ll discover your safe place filled with guffaws in the community at Improv Playhouse.  Workshops generally end in a short showcase for family and friends.


Sundays 3:30-5:30pm


Class located at 116 W Lake Street, Libertyville IL 60048




No Class on Holidays


"This was such a blast.  IP provided an amazing instructor who cared about our personal development as comics

AND people.  The other staff I've met were equally knowledgable giving us great feedback, building us all up as a team of comics all with our own unique identity, material development and giving us a TON of useful info through lecture, hands-on and exercises.  Very encouraging program that got me to the next level..."

Week 1 - GENERAL COMEDY OVERVIEW: The big picture and where you fit in, realistic goals, putting together your personal plan of attack. 
Week 2 - JOKE WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: A nuts and bolts approach to creating funny material that works for you, writing exercises, insider's secrets.  How to write, rewrite, edit and organize your jokes into an order that packs the most punch lines.
Week 3 - PERFORMANCE FUNDAMENTALS:  Delivery, Timing and Rhythm: How to present yourself like a professional, developing good habits, proper stage and mic technique

Week 4- HOSTING: the importance of the host being clean, the importance of the host being likable, the host being able to bring a show “back”, the importance of the host knowing the other comics’ credits and credentials, the hosting role on the East Coast
Week 5 - SHOWCASING, NETWORKING and FOLLOW UP: open mics, the importance of being ready for showcasing, showcasing details and tips, networking with comedians, bookers, club owners, Facebook!, Email, call clubs.  Following up with comedians, bookers, and club owners. 

Week 6 - SHOWCASE: Yes...you want to perform doncha?!   You'll put up what you've created on stage for family and friends.  Loads of fun and an incredible experience that will build your confidence and keep you salivating for more!




: How to write, rewrite, edit and organize your jokes into an order that packs the most punch lines.
Week 3 - ADVANCED PERFORMING - MORE INSIDE SECRETS OF PROFESSIONALS: Everything on stage, from overcoming stage fright to dealing with hecklers and everything in between.
Week 4 - YOUR TOTAL PACKAGE: A personal review of your progress on stage and off from your act to your business skills.

Week 5 - REHEARSING YOUR TOTAL PACKAGE: Improv Playhouse Stand-Up students will rehearse new material.  Either this week or the week prior, they will have been an opportunity to experience an "open mike" night at a nearby venue.


LIB: Taste of

On-Camera Acting

Learn the difference between acting for the stage and camera! Scene work includes a variety of genres, like commercials, film scripts and more!



Monologues and Scene Study

Flex your acting muscles and refine your craft on a consistent basis. Learn how to connect to your material, make big, bold choices, and test your performance abilities in a safe and encouraging environment. Working on monologues, scenes and audition sides, you will discover your strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained eye. Be ready to fine tune your skill set.


STUDENT AGREEMENT: aka "The Fine Print"

1) I understand that upon confirmation a place is being held for me in class. Therefore, should I not attend, there will be no refund. 2) I agree to pay all tuition in full and on time as required by Improv Playhouse for all classes attended. 3) Tuition is non-transferable/non-refundable. 4) iP Students hereby save and hold harmless the Improv Playhouse and its instructors jointly, severally, or personally and each and every one of them from any act or acts and any and all claims or liabilities arising from participation in instructed classes and class performances inclusive of staged public performances. PRICING reflects the length of the session, number of classes and level of training. Minimum enrollment is 6 (six) students. MAKE UP POLICY: If a student misses a class there will be no make up classes due to the cohesive nature of our workshops and commitment to ensemble. Students may not come to a similar class on a different day to make up for missed classes. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions and neither refund nor make up class will be offered. TRANSFERS may be made upon determination of skill level. Classes and levels may be consolidated and locations changed due to enrollment. We reserve the right to substitute instructors from our professional staff.

Improv Playhouse Theater is committed to providing a safe environment for all its students, employees and staff free from discrimination

on any ground and from harassment at work including sexual harassment.  Impov Playhouse Theater will operate a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment in the workplace, treat all incidents seriously and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual harassment. Any person found to have sexually harassed another will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment. All complaints of harassment will be taken seriously and treated with respect and in confidence. No one will be victimized for making such a complaint.

Last Update: 10/2017