Musical Improv Intensive with George Caleodis

Sunday September 29, 2013 – Sunday September 29, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Musical improv intensive with the maestro of improv George Caleodis!   5 hours of musical improv instruction and coaching.  Students are introduced to vocal performance, production, projection, and the fundamental concepts of musical improvisation. Learn with one of the best in Hollywood in a fun and supportive environment. Prerequisite:  Scenic improv experience (level 2 or above). Dates: Sunday, September 29 from 11 – 4:30pm (with half-hour break) Tuition: $50  ($10 early registration discount available up to one week before start date!)   George … Read More

The Construction Blows Show!

Saturday August 31, 2013 – Saturday August 31, 2013 4601 Park Boulevard Map and Directions | Register Description: Construction really blows… but on the show must go!!! Yes, we are held up by a permit for a 2 ton steel beam that needs erecting.  Steel.  Beam.  Erection.  Apparently those take a really long time to get up. Need more puns and inuendos?  Fear not,  we don’t need a permit to make you laugh and our good friends from the Second City are on board to help us out! Join us Saturday August 31st for a night of fearless improvised comedy … Read More

Improve Your Business Communication Skills

Wednesday September 4, 2013 – Wednesday September 4, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description:   A four-part series of 90-minute “playshops” for team-building and personal development specifically developed for individuals with no theater or performing arts background. Our experienced facilitator creates a safe space for everyone to participate in games focused on connecting with others, communicating effectively, making collaboration fun, and learning how to accept change while laughing through it all. Take home useful tips on how to integrate these concepts in your work and personal life. Best of all,develop authentic connections during the playshop as … Read More

Drop-in with Kevin Dolan

Monday August 19, 2013 – Monday August 19, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Drop-in and play with Kevin Dolan.  He will lead you through some of his favorite warm-ups and exercises then provide an hour of scene work practice and coaching. This is available to anyone that has completed level 1 or above or has previous long-form experience. Only $10 for 2 hours.  Reserve a spot online with a credit card or pay at the door in cash.  Limited to 12 improvisers. Kevin Dolan studied long form at Annoyance and IO (Chicago) and FCI. He … Read More

Finest City Improv Featured in National Improv Network Article

We are humbled by and grateful for this wonderful article by Bill Binder of National Improv Network.  Thank you for recognizing our hard work in the improv community.  We are so happy to be a part of this crazy wonderful family of improv! “This is why Finest City is going to explode in the next few years and should be a model for other young theatres.” – Bill Binder Read the full article and support the National Improv Network here: Finest City is Growing Posted by BILL BINDER on JULY 25, 2013

Drunkards & Dragons with Stage Monkeys + Red Squared

Friday July 19, 2013 – Friday July 19, 2013 705 16th St. Map and Directions | Register Description: Drunkards & Dragons is Fantasy-Inspired, role-playing improv show that is also a drinking game. A band of experienced fantasy-loving improv nerds perform a long-form improvised adventure based on audience suggestions and periodically involve the audience in 20-sided die rolls that determine various outcomes in their scenes. With each die roll, the audience shouts “HUZZAH!” and swallows a gulp of their drink launching the show into further debauchery as the hour charges on. Often featuring Two Heroes and One Villain, Drunkards & Dragons … Read More

Super Awesome Workshop with Ice Tits!

Saturday July 13, 2013 – Saturday July 13, 2013 705 16th St. Map and Directions | Register Description: The ICE TITS workshop will consist of three sections; each taught by two members of the improv group ICE TITS. Section A will tackle getting yourself out of your head and into the moment through a series of warm up exercises. Section B will break the group up into 2 person scenes working emotion exercises. Forcing people out of their comfort zone and into characters they may not usually play. Section C will combine what you’ve learned in sections A and B … Read More

Ice Tits and Silent Majority at the Moniker

Saturday July 13, 2013 – Saturday July 13, 2013 705 16th St. Map and Directions | Register Description: ICE TITS is an LA-based improv group who performs all over the LA area consisting of Skander Halim (UCB’s Maude Team Bonafide), Jake Goldman (TV’s Futurama), Thomas Ochoa (Minor Leauge Harold Night), Matt Manser (UCB’s Maude Team Bonafide, iO West’s Weekly Top Story), Jesse Esparza (The Del Close Marathon NYC), and Manny Hagopian (iO West’s Sketch Team Sensible Portions, MLHN). These six gentlemen have studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in LA and NYC, The Miles Stroth Workshop, The Becky Drysdale … Read More

Dr Cacky’s Improv Cleansing! A Workshop with Craig Cackowski

Thursday July 18, 2013 – Thursday July 18, 2013 2223 El Cajon Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: Is your scene work tired and sluggish? Are you falling back on the same tired choices and characters you always make? Do you need to get back to basics and be playful and strong again? If so, Dr. Cackyʼs improv cleansing is for you! Heʼll give you the improv equivalent of a high colonic, flushing the toxins of insecurity and indecision out of your system. This workshop will be highly evaluative, and brief, individual notes will be emailed.  Craig Cackowski is … Read More

Auditions! Seeking Ensemble Members for Existing and Developing Troupes!

Monday July 8, 2013 – Tuesday July 9, 2013 2223 El Cajon Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: Finest City Improv is holding its second round of auditions for new troupe members for our existing teams as well as new teams in development. Two audition times available:  July 8 at 8pm or July 9 at 6pm. (POSTPONED FROM JULY 1 & 2) Auditions are about 1.5 hours long and will be conducted like a drop-in class with various exercises.  These will be held at our new training center at 2223 El Cajon Blvd. (entrance on Louisiana Street) We are … Read More