The Box Theater Improv Classes

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A modern mix of tasteful tradition.-3

 An Overview

for everyoneIf you’re a big fan of watching , it’s time you got into the act! Get ready to have a blast! There are guidelines that can direct the performer towards success.  These classes offer an array of skills that include supporting others, character work, listening, teamwork, story building, scene work, and the basic elements of comedy.  At The Box, students will learn these fundamentals of acting in a supportive, fun-loving and nurturing environment.

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IMPROV FOR EVERYONE-LEVEL I 
Age 18 and up
6 weeks.  $175
TUESDAYS June 14-July 19 (2016) 7-9pm

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 SCENES FROM THE INSIDE OUT-LEVEL II 
Age 18 and up
6
 Weeks $175
MONDAYS, March 21- April 25
REGISTER FOR IMPROV LEVEL II

 

Adult Improv I-An Introduction to Improvisation*
Adult Improv II-Focuses on character and scene work.
Adult Improv III-Focuses on games and performance.
Adult Improv IV-Longform Improvisation*
Adult Improv V-Performance Group Coaching* (Audition only)
*Offered this fall depending on interest and enrollment.
CRYSTAL F. HARALAMBOU-After graduating with a degree in Theater from the University of South Florida, Crystal  successfully completed all levels at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando. Falling in love with improvisation, she applied for the Joyce Sloane Scholarship and was awarded the opportunity to attend the Funny Women Festival at the renowned Second City in Chicago. From there she performed with a local troupe for over 3 years and went on to receive an Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida to attend intensive training with Artistic New Directions in New York. There she studied long-form improvisation under Michael Gellman (Head of Advanced Studies, Second City Chicago), David Razowsky (Former Artistic Director of Second City), Gary Austin (Founder of the Groundlings, LA), and Ali Reza Farahnakian (former SNL writer and founder of The Pit NYC). In the spring of 2009, she formed her own troupe and called it Dear Aunt Gertrude.  It’s currently performing at The Box, a studio theater in Ybor City. Dear Aunt Gertrude had the opportunity to open for The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Touring Company out of New York City this past spring and was also invited to participate on the Mainstage at the 2011 Sarasota Improv Festival. During this busy season, Crystal also completed another Intensive course in long-form improvisation, this time with Joe Bill at Improv Olympic in Chicago. In addition, she has participated in countless workshops alongside famed improvisers,  the likes of which include Jill Bernard, Melora Hardin and Mark Sutton. She worked as Program Manager for Theater with The Patel Conservatory at The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts for four years, as well as serving as a teaching artist and director in their education program. She has a strong background in teaching Theater and holds a certification in Education from the State of Florida. She is currently a teaching artist with The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall and runs The Box Theater. If it sounds like she’s passionate about improv, it’s because she is.

18 thoughts on “The Box Theater Improv Classes

    • We have an Improv For Everyone Class starting in November. In Sarasota, I would recommend The Florida Studio Theater. Some of our network have worked with them and we join them for the Sarasota Improv Festival. They know their craft. They are hilarious and fun-loving. Of course you are welcomed to come to our classes, but if you are looking for something closer, Sarasota has several offerings.

    • Jake,
      We typically don’t start people off at Level 3. If you are an improviser, we want to meet you. We have auditions October 18 and you can sign up through this website.
      Thanks for your interest.

  1. I have a 14 yr old son who really enjoys improv. I think it may run in the family. I was hoping you might be able to help suggest a summer camp that he might be able to attend. Any acting workshops would be wonderful. He will need lodging and a small amount of adult supervision, mainly food and interesting conversation. He only has one allergy…tickle bees. Makes him squirmy. We prefer an educator who has won a funny woman award. I believe the one on one attention he would receive would be beneficial to both parties.

  2. Could you please direct me how to register for the next level one class? I can’t seem to do it online!

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