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The IMprov Classes That Started them All

  • Unlock your creativity for stage, screen and life

  • Train to be authentically in the moment and learn to fast-access your brilliance

  • Confidently Connect with your audience on every platform, in every situation

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You'll learn 3 simple steps that will change your life...

Pricing Guide

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New Scholarship Pricing
$200
Month
New Scholarship Pricing
$200
Month

Black Friday Code: BF22PW10
For 10% off Subscription Sale Price

NOw teaching a masterclass!

I’m forever grateful for all I gained from the Players Workshop experience—so many life-enhancing skills, like listening, observing, teamwork, confidence, slowing down yet thinking fast, the value of every idea, and the joy of observing and celebrating all the characters in your life.”

We could not be more excited to announce that  Actress, Director, Writer, Native Chicagoan, and Players Workshop Alum Bonnie Hunt will be teaching a Bonus Masterclass for Players Workshop in 2023! This will be available for both Improv 360 & MasterClass Subscriptions - Sign Up Now.  (Workshop Date TBD)

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BONNIE HUNT
actress, director, writer, Class of 1985

 

Limited spots available - begins Dec 6th

iMprov360 
Career Accelerator For Actors

It can take up to 3 years to train, build networks, and get the jobs you know you're capable of getting. That’s why Improv360 brings together the training experts and performance experience you need—so you can work in front of audiences, build your resume, meet agents and casting directors, learn how to get the gigs you audition for, and launch your career to the next level.

Improv360 is a performance accelerator program that condenses years of study and experience into one comprehensive 12-month program:

  • Foundational Improv Classes

  • Masterclasses

  • Performance opportunities

  • One-on-one development coaching

  • Casting & Agent showcase

 

All dedicated to giving you exactly what you need to start working immediately.

Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become stage-worthy.


--- Viola Spolin

GET Twice the experience in half the time

  • 12 months of Foundational Improvisation classes from the original school of improvisation

  • 6 Masterclasses taught by casting directors, improv gurus, ad agency creative directors, social media experts, and a 29-time Emmy winner on topics like:

    • On-Camera Audition Intensive - Casting Director and Master Teacher David Murphy

    • Writing sketch comedy for TV - 29-time Emmy winner Bill Stainton

    • Advanced Improvisation - Mastering the Moment, Improv Guru David Razowsky

    • Getting Work Outside of Stage, TV & Film: Pay the bills with industrials, corporate, VOs, etc.,

    • The Business of Acting in Chicago - Actor & Author of Acting in Chicago Chris Agos

    • Creating Your Brand Through Social Content - Certified Social Media Coach Annie Schiffman

    •  BONNIE HUNT BONUS MASTERCLASS JUST ADDED! (Workshop Date TBD) 

  • Weekly performance opportunities

  • Monthly one-on-one development assessments

  • Players Workshop Career Playbook Journal

  • Discounted rates with partner schools, photographers, reel and website designers

  • Casting Director & Agency Showcase

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Based on currently listed prices as of 10/22

ready to invest in yourself and your career?

Participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during class except onstage.

Fee: $250/month (this is a 12-month program)

Class Dates: Starts October 24, 2022

Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Instructor: David Murphy

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Just like Jo showed us, we’ll show you how to perform authentically—and with vitality, how to create better improv teams and collaborations, and best of all, how to apply improvisation to your life on and off stage. Josephine Forsberg: Master Teacher — more about the patron saint of improvisation and original founder of Players Workshop

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Foundational Improv 

The improvisation classes that started them all

Players learn the basic do’s and don’ts of the art form of improvisation. This first level begins with the principles of improvisation that help players survive “in the now” on stage—skills that help you thrive in life too.

(Does not include Improv360 extra content)

Participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during class except onstage.

Fee: $200/month (this is a 12-month program)

Class Dates: Starts October 24, 2022

Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Instructor: David Murphy

 
 
Production Crew

Master CLasses

Bonnie Hunt MasterClass Just Added (Date tbd)

  • 6 Masterclasses taught by casting directors, improv gurus, ad agency creative directors, social media experts, and a 29-time Emmy winner on topics like:

    • On-Camera Audition Intensive - Casting Director and Master Teacher David Murphy

    • Writing sketch comedy for TV - 29-time Emmy winner Bill Stainton

    • Advanced Improvisation - Mastering the Moment, Improv Guru David Razowsky

    • Getting Work Outside of Stage, TV & Film: Pay the bills with industrials, corporate, VOs, etc.,

    • The Business of Acting in Chicago - Actor & Author of Acting in Chicago Chris Agos

    • Creating Your Brand Through Social Content - Certified Social Media Coach Annie Schiffman

(Does not include Improv360 extra content)

Participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during class except onstage.

Fee: $175/class

Class Dates: TBD

Some classes may be virtual

  • In-person students must show proof of vaccination and will be required to wear a mask during class as mandated by the city of Chicago

  • ​Live in-person classes are from 2.5 - 3 hours in length  

  • Virtual classes  are 1.5 - 2 hours in length to reduce screen fatigue

 Learning Environment Commitment

 

Players Workshop is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental learning environment for our students and teachers. If you’re doing it right, you’ll find out some truths about yourself and the world at large that may surprise you. This can lead to feeling vulnerable, which is why we maintain a safe space for students to work in. We steadfastly believe in creating a space of unconditional and universal acceptance for everyone as they choose to define themselves. However, we will enforce a zero tolerance for exclusionary or threatening behavior (physical or verbal) of any kind. Basically, be nice. We’re all just astronauts on a rock that’s floating through space…so be nice!