Discovering Long Form Improv

There are two types of improv – short form and long form. Short form improv involves playing a series of highly structured games, getting a new suggestion every time. In long form improv, the actors get one suggestion and use it to generate multiple, extended scenes, effectively creating a short play or a series of scenes connected by themes and patterns. The two forms go hand in hand. This workshop will focus on developing basic long form skills including tools to help identify, build and heighten patterns, develop character relationships quickly and discover scene content with your scene partner organically. We will also explore some of the more scenic short form games.

Prerequisites: Intro to Improvisation or instructor approval. Please inquire at

2 sessions • $120 • 3 hr class time
Sat • Oct 26 & Nov 2 • 1 – 4pm • Brian McManus