Continuing the laughter while taking the learning online!
TO THE WORLD AROUND US.
Laughter is one of the most important tools in our toolkit.
It's time to get out of your head and bring laughter into every aspect of your life! Our introductory through advanced workshops emphasize basic improvisational skills by exploring spontaneity, staying in the moment, teamwork, risk-taking, storytelling, creating characters, and other fun stuff in a relaxed and supportive environment. And we offer specialty classes in other areas, such as sketch comedy, standup and more. Scroll below to see what is currently being offered!
We're the oldest improv training facility in Central Virginia, teaching skills to students and businesses since 1996. And our professional CSz Richmond facilitators connect with the worldwide CSz network of training centers, in 30 cities internationally and growing. From kids to business professionals, come play with us and see why everybody's talking about CSz Richmond!
STAY TUNED! Online Classes for Fall 2020 COMING SOON!
SPRING/SUMMER 2020 ONLINE CLASSES
For Adults - Summer 2019
Improve your presentation skills. Get better at one on one interactions. Learn the secrets of amazing teamwork. Sharpen your ability to listen and respond. Have ridiculous amounts of fun! Think you're too old? It's never too late to discover the improv basics. Let us help you learn the on-stage skills that you can take with you every day no matter what you do! Hilarious fun that's incredibly practical!
LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater
Mondays July 1 - August 19, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Showcase: August 26, 7:30 PM
For Adults 18 years and older
8 Weeks • $180
Kim has been a Major League player with ComedySportz Richmond since 1997, and has studied & performed across the country in Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and more. She is the director of the musical improv troupe "iProv", and by day has been as teacher with Chesterfield County schools for the past 18 years!
SKETCH COMEDY WRITING 101
For Adults - Spring/Summer 2020
Learn the basics of sketch writing with Amanda Baramki! In this class you’ll learn all the rules and fundamentals of sketch writing as well as the different genres using the philosophy of “the game” of the scene. Students will engage in writing exercises that teach them to turn their funny ideas into funny sketches. Upon completion of the course students will have a portfolio of 4-5 sketches.
WHAT STUDENTS NEED:
Access to a device to run Zoom video conferencing. Device that can run scriptwriting software and export script to PDF: Celtx, Final Draft, Writer Duet, Writer Solo, Fade In etc. A lot of these have free versions. Time outside of class to write each week’s sketch homework.
NOTE: Space is limited to a total of 10 participants in this class.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Mondays June 8 - July 13 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For Adults 18 years and older
6 Weeks • $115
Amanda Baramki is a stand-up comedian, writer and director who has been featured on AXS TV’S “Gotham Comedy Live,” “Laughs TV” on FOX, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Women In Comedy Festival, The She-Devil Comedy Festival, The NY Arab-American Comedy Festival, Austin SketchFest and SF Sketch Fest. Find out more and see her work (sketches, standup & directing reel) at amandabaramki.com.
Our High School League and Middle School League teams meet and play all year long! Find out more HERE!
Our popular SUMMER CAMPS are enrolling for Summer 2020! Improv and Sketch comedy opportunities for ages 9-18!
CLICK HERE to see all of the Improv Adventures your summer camper can take with us this year! It's the most fun way to spend the whole day this summer - laughing and making things up!
Our school age programs are designed to teach kids cooperation, collaboration, kindness, and creativity through the basic elements of storytelling, characters and interactive play. Our popular summer COMEDY CAMPS are when we offer the most classes for school aged kids.
And throughout the year, we offer weekly Middle and High School League® ComedySportz® programs. Find out more about our CSz School Leagues HERE!
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT US?
Quotes and testimonials from actual CSz Richmond Improv students
" 'Yes, And' opens up a whole
new world of endless
opportunity and possibilities!!"
"Improv training made me more confident with giving presentations to large groups of people."
"It's just really amazing to see someone come out of their shell and blossom before your very eyes."
"Taking a Comedysportz class is like going to funny boot camp except without the guns and uniforms."
"You support each other. You learn to share focus, which means you have each other's backs."
"It makes me feel better about myself, and it makes me feel more confident in a new situation."