Legendary comedy institution and training ground The Second City will return to Las Vegas after an eleven-year hiatus to host the first in a series of three-day intensive improvisation workshops. The class, which will be taught by Second City Training Center faculty, will be held at Springs Preserve in association with Golden Rainbow on November 22 through November 24.
The Improv 1 workshop will cover The Second City’s world-famous improv curriculum and teach students basic improv building blocks through short-form improv exercises and games. More than an avenue to a career in comedy, improv helps develop strong ensemble skills, patience, self-confidence, and communication skills.
“We welcome amateurs looking to try something new and advanced players looking to hone their craft. Whether you’re a business professional looking to improve your presentation skills or a student looking to meet new friends, The Second City Training Center is a wonderful playground, and we’re excited to return to the Las Vegas community,” says Abby Wagner, Vice President of The Second City Training Center.
Interested participants can register now at secondcity.com/classes/hollywood/improv-1-vegas or by calling The Second City Hollywood at (323) 464-8542.
The Second City Training Center Improv 1 Intensive
Location: Springs Preserve, 333 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas
Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24
11:00 am-7:00 pm
Workshop enrollment fee: $370
Additional workshop dates include: January 17-19 2020; February 21-23 2020; April 10-12 2020
About Golden Rainbow
Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency and transitional housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
About The Second City
The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through fearless comedy, the company’s ten resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, plus four Touring Companies and a booming Theatricals division, entertain one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center, which includes the Harold Ramis Film School, is the largest school of improvisation on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Second City Works, the B2B side of The Second City, focuses on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insights, and Second City Entertainment’s foray into television and media continues to produce new content and programming. Founded in 1959, The Second City continues to grow rapidly in size and influence by upholding five core values: performance; ensemble; diversity and inclusion; resiliency; and authenticity.