About the Improvisation School



Duration:  2 and 3 months.

Students will engage in a multi faceted, learning and living experience with no less than:

  · 20 teacher facilitated learning hours per week. 
  · 5 hours of peer facilitation weekly,
   · performance opportunities
   · guided out of class projects and development work (ie: format development, production and research)


Enrollment:  Limited to 6-8 students per session. 

Genuine focus and personal feedback is ensured for each and every student in the school


CURRICULUM: Varied and Adaptable.  The school philosophy dictates that the curriculum is about the needs of those present. Each school group will work on specific needs which makes each school curriculum unique. 

This may be difficult for students who arrive with an idea that Improvisation is a finite form that is perfected by following a set of rules and regulations. Curriculum guides us but the students are the prime focus. (Fields of inquiry include, Narrative, Mime, Teaching, Mask and more.

What is best NOW, always beats what was planned on 6 months ago.  (MORE)


DIVERSITY: Diversity teaches broader perspective. The school is border-less. Not only are the doors open to everyone, but part of the mandate is that the school must be diverse in cultures. The lessons of those from other lands makes the school a richer learning experience. 

Your presence is part of the experience for the other students.


It’s time to get serious about global imbalance. 

The Improvisation School will do a small part to address the lack of opportunity for young artists in developing countries by offering a partial scholarship to students coming from those communities (especially South America and Africa) who can show a need for assistance. More about the SARASWATI SCHOLARSHIP HERE

For all students we will gladly help where we can with letters of support for  those who might be applying for funding in their own countries to attend the school.


“We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society.”