Adult Classes & Improv Training

Live. Laugh. Learn! American Stage ignites artistry, cultivates community, and empowers personal growth with educational theatre experiences for adults that span acting, playwriting, and our American Stage Improv Training Program. We provide opportunities for all levels, guiding students to shape and elevate their creative voice and technique through unique learning opportunities and storytelling genres in onsite or virtual classes that go beyond the physical stage. As an extension of our Adult Education Programs, we offer the Improv4Work corporate training series, providing a pathway for teambuilding, communication, and collaborative growth in the workplace.

Please note: Student Shows and American Stage Improv Shows return this August. More details coming soon!

Review our class policies and FAQs.

The Factory St Pete offers financial support for residents of South St Pete to participate in classes occurring onsite. If you are a South St Pete resident and would like to apply for tuition support, please contact our Adult Education Associate, Patrick A Jackson, at education@americanstage.org or 727-823-1600 x 213

American Stage follows strict health & safety procedures incorporating recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and state policies, among other resources. All participants in outdoor classes will be expected to social distance and wear masks.

Live, Laugh, Improv!

Improv for All…

Laughter is the best medicine! This energetic and fun-focused improv class explores the joy of comedy and short form improv in an approachable setting, accessible to all. 

In this program students will:

  • Explore the basics of improv: be fearless, be focused, be flexible.
  • Develop a comedic voice and explore creativity.
  • Learn classic short form improv games similar to those on Who’s Line Is It Anyway
  • Enjoy a culture of collaboration
  • Draw connections between the basic skills of improv and real-life applications

Who should attend: This program is great if you’re looking to try something new or meet new people. It’s also perfect for a seasoned improviser seeking to practice their basic skills, or an experienced actor seeking new tools to add to their performer’s toolbox.

Class capacity is limited to 15 students. We encourage you to sign up early!

The Factory St Pete offers financial support for residents of South St Pete to participate in classes occurring onsite. If you are a South St Pete resident and would like to apply for tuition support, please contact our Adult Education Associate, Patrick A Jackson, at education@americanstage.org or 727-823-1600 x 213

Mondays from 6:30-8:30: Week of 4/19 to Week of 5/24 – 6 weeks
Price: $200 (Save 15% with offer code EARLY through April 9)
Instructor: Davina Reid
Location: The Factory St. Pete (outdoors)
Class Size: 15

Improv Reboot

Back to your long form improv roots…

Dive back into longform improv with American Stage Improv (ASI)! We know it’s been a while since you’ve practiced, performed, and collaborated to create comedic scenes. Join us outdoors to dust off those improv shoes, and kick up some comedy!

In this program you will:

  • Review skills needed for strong scene work and establishing “base reality.”
  • Reignite your comedic voice and sharpen your techniques for creating bold, physical characters.
  • Break down tools used in long form improv formats like “editing” and “tag-outs”.
  • Create a culture of collaboration and ensemble.

Who should attend: This program is great if you have taken a longform improv class before. It’s also ideal for improv performers to practice skills and prepare for upcoming 2021 performances.

Class capacity is limited to 15 students. We encourage you to sign up early!

The Factory St Pete offers financial support for residents of South St Pete to participate in classes occurring onsite. If you are a South St Pete resident and would like to apply for tuition support, please contact our Adult Education Associate, Patrick A Jackson, at education@americanstage.org or 727-823-1600 x 213

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30: 4/28 to Week of 6/2- 6 weeks
Price: $200 (Save 15% with offer code EARLY through April 9)
Instructor: Matt Schwartz
Location: The Factory St. Pete (outdoors)
Class Size: 15

 

 

Wellness through Stroytelling

Discover your creative voice through the power of Storytelling & Playwriting

Award-winning storyteller Vi Tran presents a dynamic creative writing workshop where you will unlock the empathetic power of storytelling and learn the tools to identify and champion the heroes and heroines of your own personal stories. Enjoy a poignant participation-based journey full of magic, humor, curiosity, play, and the archaeology of self.

In this class you will:

  • Explore journaling as a wellness practice and tool for the storytelling process.
  • Acquire tools to ignite your playwriting, narrative fiction and character development with a three-dimensional approach.
  • Learn to bridge gaps in communication by building a common vocabulary.
  • Develop a greater sense of empathy for self and your loved ones.

Who should attend: This series is great for those who are interested in storytelling and/or playwriting. It is also great for anyone looking for more tools and practices to contribute to their personal wellness.

Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30: 4/20 to Week of 5/25 – 6 weeks
Price: $165 (Save 15% with offer code EARLY through April 9)
Instructor: Vi Tran from our 2019 production of VIETGONE
Class Size: 15 maximum

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at
727-823-1600 x 213 or education@americanstage.org.