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with Mike Rock
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:00PM

Impro Theatre School
1727 N Vermont Ave. #211
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Students must have completed CORE 1 and 2 to enroll in this class. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please email


All of our online classes are held on Zoom. Visit to download the app before your first class - detailed instructions will be emailed.

Story CORE is the third workshop in the series of four CORE curriculum workshops. This workshop builds on the work from Physical and Character CORE and begins to deepen improvised stories with character objectives and throughlines. Story analysis begins in this CORE class. Students dive into story with awareness towards tone, beats, theme, arch, and reincorporation. Impro’s style makes an important distinction between plot and story. We define plot as the events that happen in the narrative. Whereas story, on the other hand, is the emotional journey taken by a protagonist. Impro believes the best narrative improvisation comes from organically discovering and then diving deep into the STORY. Emotion creates story. Relationship creates story. Strong wants create story. Even, as simple as it sounds, movement creates story. The plot will simply happen as a by-product of good story. Improvisers don’t need to know or think about plot. They don’t need to know where they’re going. Keith Johnstone wrote, “The improviser has to be like a man walking backwards. He sees where he has been but he pays no attention to the future. His story can take him anywhere, but he must still “balance” it, and give it shape, by remembering the incidents that have been shelved and reincorporating them.” At Impro students learn to build on what they already have, thereby diving deeper into the story!

After completing Story CORE, the instructor will evaluate each student on their classwork and recommend either another session of Story CORE or the fourth workshop of the C.O.R.E. Program: Genre CORE.

***Due to the current circumstances, we are allowing all students to pay via our payment plan, reducing associated fees, and relaxing our Drop-Policy to be more forgiving of students' needs to drop this class***

Audition or placement required.
COST: $485 for 12 weeks

This class will skip May 9th, June 20th, and July 4th - ending August 1st

Due April 25th: $165
Due May 30th: $165 
Due July 11th: $165

Please review our Drop Policy before enrolling