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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 fast-access your brilliance

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


Learn 3 simple steps that will change your life...

  BONNIE HUNT masterclass: TBD 

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 teach a Bonus Masterclass in 2023. This masterclass will be available for both IMPROV360 and MasterClass Subscriptions - Sign Up Now (Workshop Date TBD)

actress, director, writer, Class of 1985

Master Classes

Foundational Improv 

The improvisation classes that started them all

Here, all Players begin at the same place to build a solid foundation in the art form of improvisation.


You'll learn the principles of improvisation that help players survive “in the now” on stage—skills that help you thrive in life too. Each succeeding level builds on these skills.


Complete our 12-month program and you'll also learn essential stage frameworks, instant character creation, storytelling mastery, comedy and drama devices, and put it all to work in a grad show in front of an audience.


Each level of instruction includes live performance opportunities.  

Fee: $200/month

Class Dates: Starts August 22, 2023

Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Instructor: Doug Voegtle

Master Classes

Master CLasses

Bonnie Hunt MasterClass in-person date TBD

  • 6 MasterClasses taught by casting directors, improv gurus, ad agency creative directors, social media experts, and Emmy winners 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: $100/MasterClass

Class Dates: TBD

Some classes are virtual

  • ​In-person classes are 2.5 to 3 hours  

  • Virtual classes are 1.5 to 2 hours to reduce screen fatigue

  • In-person students must show proof of vaccination and will be able to wear a mask during class if desired

 Learning Environment Commitment


Players Workshop is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental learning environment for 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 astronauts on a rock floating through space—so play nice.

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