Classes

Due to COVID-19 recommendations issuesd by the CDC and the State of New Jersey, Shore Thing Theater’s spring term is postponed until such time as classes can resume in a healthy and responsible manner. Please check back for updates, or feel free to reach out to the theater at 732-508-0807 or email ria@shorethingtheater.com. We hope to see you all soon. Stay safe, and wash your hands. ūüôā

Spring term will begin after a hiatus. Stay tuned here for dates. Terms are for 8 weeks unless otherwise specified.
*Registration form is located at bottom of this page. Payment is due at first class.*

 

Mondays

Youth Improv (ages 7-12) 

5:30pm Р7pm $200 
Scholarships available.
This class teaches the basics of improv and reminds kids that there is no wrong way to make-believe! Learn listening skills, cooperation and storytelling. Boost confidence! Make friends and have fun.

Improv 201 – Short Form Games – (Adults)

7:00pm – 8:30pm $200
Scholarships Available.
Open to anyone who has completed the Intro class. In this class we start playing short form games. Take skills of listening, cooperation, collaborations and imagination that you began to develop in the into class and learn the fun games you see in improv shows. Intro class or instructor permission required.

 

 

Tuesdays

Teen Improv (ages 13-18)

6pm Р7:30pm $200 
Scholarships Available.
Wallflower? Smarty pants? Class clown? Drama kid? Everyone will have a good time in this class! Learn basic improv games and scenes, listening and collaboration. Great for teens who want to hone their acting or performance skills or who just want to get creative and active and try something different. Take it once, or take it again and again- in improv, every time is new.

Introduction to Improvisation  (Adults)

7:30pm Р9pm $200 
Scholarships available.
Your first improv class? Great! New to improv, but a theater veteran? Fantastic! Just want to get out and have fun with a group of strangers? Perfect! This is an amazing class for anyone who is looking to explore their creative side, learn to communicate and tell stories, and have FUN! No theatrical experience of any kind is needed. Come as you are and learn the basics of improv in a fast-paced comfortable, judgement-free zone.

 

Wednesdays

Rotating Workshop series, $10/Drop In, $45/5 class punch card :

6:30pm – 7:45pm Storytelling (1st and 3rd Wednesdays) Learn how to craft and tell *your* stories, as you may have heard on the Moth. Get group critique. There will be a performance of stories after 8 weeks.

6:30pm – 7:45pm Poetry (2nd and 4th Wednesdays)¬† Read your poetry, workshop poems and get group critique. We’ll do a performance reading after 8 classes.

8pm Р9:15pm Stand Up Comedy (2nd and 4th Wednesdays)  Learn the basics of stand up etiquette, get comfortable holding a mic and working with a mic stand. Workshop your material, timing and get off book. Safe environment to try something new before you hit the open mics. Saturday night performance at the end of the 8 weeks.

 

Thursdays

Improv 401 – Long Form Improvisation – Adults

6:30pm – 8pm $200 (No class on 4/30)
Scholarships Available.
Introduction to long form improv – we will work on finding the beats of a scene and creating rich characters with stories that you want to know more about. Student show to be performed at the end of this course. Instructor permission required.

 

Saturdays

Workshop Intensives! $25 for a 2 hour drop in class,  focusing on a different skill weekly. Instructor permission required.
Classes will generally be run from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. There will be some exceptions, please check with the instructor.
Workshops need a minimum of 4 participants to run, please register early. Cancelled workshops will be announced by 7pm on Friday before class. When registering, please include the date and name of class you would like to take. NEXT ROUND OF INTENSIVES BEGIN AFTER THE HIATUS.

3/21 – Improv Fundamentals ¬† ¬†For those who can’t take our 8 week class, this is a two hour back-to-the-basics fundamentals class. Good for anyone who wants to learn or revisit all of the things that make for a strong improv scene. Focus on listening, being in the moment, and recognizing what you’ve created and why it’s important.¬†
 
3/28 РDude, Where’s My Car?  Movement and object work in your scenes. Work on creating believable worlds in your improv and giving your scenes depth by adding object work and scene painting.
 
¬†4/4 – Silence is Golden In this class we’ll be working on creating a shared invisible world where great scene work can exist, even in the absence of language.¬† Using both the quiet and dramatic background music to elicit emotional response and connection. This is one for the improviser’s toolkit.
 
 4/11 РTo Be Announced 
 
¬†4/18 – Improv Fundamentals ¬† ¬†For those who can’t take our 8 week class, this is a two hour back-to-the-basics fundamentals class. Good for anyone who wants to learn or revisit all of the things that make for a strong improv scene. Focus on listening, being in the moment, and recognizing what you’ve created and why it’s important.¬†¬†
 
¬†4/25 –¬† Shakespeare¬† Brush up your Shakespeare! In this class we’ll be working on the tropes that make a scene recognizably Shakespearean to an audience.
 
 5/9 РOn Your Mark  Strong scene initiations make for an amazing foundation to short or long form improv. Learn different ways to start a scene to get the action going and show intent.
 
 5/16 РTo Be Announced
 
5/23 – Improv Fundamentals ¬† ¬†For those who can’t take our 8 week class, this is a two hour back-to-the-basics fundamentals class. Good for anyone who wants to learn or revisit all of the things that make for a strong improv scene. Focus on listening, being in the moment, and recognizing what you’ve created and why it’s important.¬†
 

 

 

 

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