improv courses in english in Stockholms Improvisationsteater
 

IMPROV COURSES IN ENGLISH

Stockholms Improvisationsteater (SIT) is the largest and oldest improv theatre in the Nordics. This year we celebrate our 32-year anniversary!
Our theatre is located in central Stockholm, between Odenplan and St. Eriksplan.
The theatre offers over 50 different courses every year, with a total of approx. 900 student spaces.


Free try-out Improv session!



KICK-OFF WORKSHOPS 30/8 - 1/9
Intensive Course: Fight the fear + show Open It
Workshop: Emotional characters
Workshop: Play fast play slow
Workshop: Your characters have a life


FALL SEMESTER 2024

The BIG KICK-OFF Aug 31- Sept 1 with guest teachers from Portugal
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4 xxl
DUO/TRIO - make a show


WORKSHOPS
The importance of listening with David Pasquesi

AUDITIONS
Production group in English August 27


MORE INFO
Calendar - shows both in Swedish and English
Our imporv teachers
Shows in English
Our teachers


 


Free try-out Improv


Are you interested in improv but am unsure if it's right for you? Then come to one of our drop-ins! During one hour, you get to try out some basic improv games in a safe and fun environment. We may not be able to guarantee that improv is right for you, but we guarantee that you will have a fun one-hour, with lots of laughter. Welcome!

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Free try-out session
Course:
2400-19
Date: 2024-07-03
Weekday: Wednesday
Teacher:Stefan Andersson
Time: 18.00 -19.00
Price: 0 kr
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Free try-out session
Course:
2400-20
Date: 2024-08-07
Weekday: Wednesday
Teacher:Stefan Andersson
Time: 19.30-20.30
Price: 0 kr
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Free try-out session
Course:
2400-21
Date: 2024-08-14
Weekday: Wednesday
Teacher:Stefan Andersson
Time: 19.30-20.30
Price: 0 kr
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Free try-out session
Course:
2400-22
Date: 2024-08-21
Weekday: Wednesday
Teacher:Stefan Andersson
Time: 19.30-20.30
Price: 0 kr
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Free try-out session
Course:
2400-23
Date: 2024-08-28
Weekday: Wednesday
Teacher:Stefan Andersson
Time: 19.30-20.30
Price: 0 kr
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Improv in English Level 1

In a level 1 course we, through play, introduce the basics of improvisational theatre. Different games and exercises are used as we work on areas such as imagination, spontaneity and teamwork. This is an excellent course if you want to become more confident when speaking in public, want to develop your imagination and creativity, or just want to have a lot of fun once a week.

Prerequisite: No prior experience required..

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Course no
: 2470
Name:
Improv in English Level 1
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-09-02 - 2024-11-11
Weekday: Monday
Time: 19.40 - 21.40
Teacher: Stefan Andersson
Price: 3375 SEK
Venue: Tage Granit
Address: Crafoordsväg 14 in VasastanSigtunagatan 18

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Course no
: 2472
Name:
Improv in English Level 1
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-09-18 - 2024-11-27
Weekday: Wednesday
Time: 19.40 - 21.40
Teacher: Dominika Dobielewska
Price: 3375 SEK
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater /the stage/the yellow room
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Course no
: 2475
Name:
Improv in English Level 1
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-09-24 - 2024-12-03
Weekday: Tuesday
Time: 19.40 - 21.40
Teacher: Jeff Graham
Price: 3375 SEK
Premises: TAGE GRANIT
Address: Crafoordsväg 14 in Vasastan

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Course no
: 2471
Name:
Improv in English Level 1
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-11-07 - 2024-12-12 and 2025-01-09- 2025-01-30
Weekday: Thursday
Time: 17.30 - 19.30
Teacher: Matilda Swahn
Price: 3375 SEK
Venue: Tage Granit
Address: Crafoordsväg 14 in Vasastan

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Improv in English level 2

In level 2, we continue our work with the improvisers eight fundamental skills. We will use different techniques to create exciting scenes and develop a range of characters. More time is also given to reflect on the different skills and on the scene work. The course includes a rookie show, offering a first meeting with the audience.

Prerequisite: At least one level 1 course or equivalent.

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Course no
: 2473
Name:
Improv in English Level 2
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-09-09 - 2024-11-18
Weekday: Monday
Time: 17.30 - 19.30
Teacher: Michael Håkansson
Price: 3600 SEK
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater, the stage/the yellow room
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

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Course no
: 2474
Name:
Improv in English Level 2
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-09-11 - 2024-11-20
Weekday: Wednesday
Time: 19.40 - 21.40
Teacher: Cynthia Morissette
Price: 3600 SEK
Premises: TAGE GRANIT
Address: Crafoordsväg 14 in Vasastan

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Improv in English level 3


In this Level 3 course, we work on creating longer scenes that together create one connected story. Through deepening our knowledge of the eight fundamental improv skills and continuing to practice them, we develop the ability to better build upon each other's scenes and characters. More time is also given to reflect on the different skills and on the scene work.

The course includes a rookie show, offering a first meeting with the audience.

Prerequisite: Level 1and at least one Level 2 courses in Stockholms Improvisationsteater or equivalent

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Course no
: 2476
Name:
Improv in English Level 3
Occasions: 10
Date: 2024-09-02 - 2024-11-25
Weekday: Monday
Time: 17.30 - 19.30
Teacher: Stefan Andersson
Price: 3800 SEK
Venue: Tage Granit
Address: Crafoordsväg 14 in Vasastan
Please email to be put on the reserve list

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Improv in English level 4 xxx


Through deepening our knowledge of the eight fundamental improv skills - imagination, spontaneity, playing together, physicality, musicality, spatiality, characterization, storytelling, and continuing to practice them, we develop the ability to better build upon each other's scenes and characters.
More time is also given to reflect on the different skills and on the scene work adn personal feedback
The course includes two rookie shows.

Prerequisite: Level 1, Level 2 1and at least two Level 3 courses in Stockholms Improvisationsteater or equivalent

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Course no
: 2477
Name:
Improv in English Level 4 XXL
Occasions: 14
Date: 2024-09-03 - 2024-12-10
Weekday: Tuesday
Time: 17.30 - 19.30
Teacher: Ida Lingegård
Price: 5050 SEK
Premises: TAGE GRANIT
Address: Crafoordsväg 14 in Vasastan
Just fully booked!
Please email to be put on the reserve list
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Welcome to Audition for a new Production Course

In this upcoming production course, we will initially explore different long-form formats and then together choose a format that suits our group. After that, we will alternately train the chosen format and practice the techniques that are central to the format.

Taking a production course at Stockholms Improvisationsteater means that you work with all the parts that are involved in making a production and take greater responsibility as a group for the whole such as marketing, technology, props, etc. In a production course, you are given real challenges and tools for your development as an improviser - both in your own stage work and in your interaction with the other members of the group. Personal feedback is given a lot of space.

AUDITION
Date: Tuesday, August 27
Time: 18.30
Venue: Stockholms Improvisationsteater, Sigtunagatan 12.
No preparation required; the audition will be in the form of a workshop.

Application/more information
If you are interested or if you want to sign up for audition, please send an email to kurs@impro.a.se

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Course info
Weekday: Wednesdays
Time: 19.40-21.40
Teacher: Eva Löfgren
Occasions: 14 + a full day rehearsal
Performances: 4
Venue: Stockholms Improvisationsteater, the stage/the yellow room
Adress: Sigtunagatan 12.
Price: 5975 SEK
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SUMMER COURSES

 


DUO/TRIO - make a show


This course is aimed at you who are an experienced improviser and now want to take the next step in your development. We recommend that you have taken an improvisation course for at least 5 semesters at Stockholms Improvisationsteater or equivalent.

Kick start
It can feel like an eternity before the fall semester begins, so why not kick-start your improv fall already this summer?!

Realize your idea of your improv show
I den här exklusiva kursen får du möjlighet att under professionell ledning jobba fram en föreställning tillsammans med en eller två improkompisar som du trivs på scenen med .. Här kan du förverkliga dina egna föreställningsidéer och spela upp inför publik.

Challenge yourself!
A strong personal drive and commitment is required to make maximum use of the possibilities of this course. It is also a real challenge for your character work, storytelling, stage presentation and your stage presence.

  The goal of the course is two performances to be played in the fall of 2024 where you are responsible for one act.
  The director is one of those who work full-time at the theatre, Per Gottfredsson, Janne Berg and Caroline Falk
  You book the 6 occasions with your director, day, time and venue
  There are opportunities to purchase several training sessions with your director.


Course info
Practice sessions: 6 x 2 hours with a director
Pass 1: For the first session, you bring a performance idea or you develop it with your director.
Performances: 2
Day and time: as agreed with the director
Price for DUO: SEK 5750/person
Price for TRIO: SEK 4950/person

Expression of interest
Please send in a notification of interest to per@impro.a.se where you tell us about yourselves, your impro background and whether you already have an artistic idea for a performance.
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Class show: Open It

About the course:
In this workshop I will address different types of fear and share tools to help you deal with those natural reactions in a positive way, into an Improvised scene. We will switch that unpleasant primitive human emotion into something powerful, an opportunity to engage with yourself, your partner, and the audience. Allow yourself to "fail", to be vulnerable, find the beauty of fear and learn how to turn a potential loss into a win.

3 Working Points:
• Understand and let go of common barriers and traps. Deal with your Ego.
• Learning how you can trust your instinct, emotions, and physicality
• Shift into creating opportunities out of fear to set yourself up for success

Failure is perceived as a weakness, defined as a lack of success or the inability to meet an expectation. Humans don't like failing, we fear it, get anxious and tend to suffer in advance at the prospect of either block (in life and on stage), looking misinterpreted, awkward or becoming a bad joke. But in reality, who established what was the "right" or "required" action for an improvised scene or character, when all choices are available and can be true? In the end you will become more confident in an improvised scene, knowing that there is no possible failure when the actors are focused, living the moment, being truthful and dealing with whatever happens along the way. Life is not always nice and we deal with it anyway, right? So do our characters.

The Show OPEN IT

"Open It" is an Improvisational Theatre Show where the inspiration for each scene is derived from the concept of opening something, suggested by the audience. The scene unfolds based on the initial action of opening literally or metaphorically the suggested item and explore its implications, stories and emotions. A door might lead to an unexpected visitor, reveal a surprising view or an eavesdropped conversation. A safe might contain a hidden treasure or a long-kept secret. A file could hold crucial information or a forgotten memory. A heart could open up a personal story of love, loss, or vulnerability. "Open It" is an original, dynamic and versatile format that leverages the universal theme of opening to create engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining improv scenes.

Date:
Sunday Septembefr 1 at 19.00

FREE ENTRANCE
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The importance of listening

Advanced Workshop with David Pasquesi

Take the chance to work and get feedback from a real Chicago Improv Legend! This workshop will be focused on the importance of listening and paying attention to everything. Mostly, we will be learning using two-person scenes, However, there are a few group exercises as well.

DAVID PASQUESI is an improviser from Chicago. He was trained by Del Close and was a part of the first Chicago Harold teams under Del's direction. He also worked at the Second City in Chicago where he wrote and performed 4 original revues receiving a Jeff award for The Gods Must Be Lazy. He has also performed on many of Chicago's stages including Steppenwolf, Goodman, Victory Gardens and Northlight theaters. His TV and film credits include VEEP, Lodge 49, Book of Boba Fett and Angels and Demons. David began improvising in the early 1980's and is half of TJ and Dave, a long-running two-man improvised show. He also co-wrote "Improvisation at the Speed of Life". Though based in Chicago, he has taught and performed improvisation in many cities in the USA as well as in Canada, England, Italy, Austria and Denmark.

Prerequisite: at least 5 years of improv

Expression of interest
If you are interested in this workshop, please email your expression of interest and tell us something about your history of improv. The theatre will assemble the group.

Spectator tickets
Please note that we will also be releasing spectator tickets for this workshop.

Course no
: 24107
Name:
The importance of listening
Occasions: 1
Date: 2024-09-29
Weekday: Sunday
Time: 12.00-16.30 (including a 20 minute break)
Teacher: David Pasquesi
Price: 1695 SEK
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteater
Address: Sigtunagatan 12

My expression of interest

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The teachers of our Improv Courses in English:

Angelica Conradi Regnell
Angelica loves meeting other people and seeing them develop. She has been improvising since 2009.For her, improv is a place where everything is possible and where it is allowed to fail. The most important thing for Angelica as an educator is that everyone should feel safe and have fun.

Caroline Falk
Caroline works full time at Stockholms Improvisationsteater. She has been working as a music teacher for many years, sings in Tensta Gospel Choir and loves to teach improvised singing

 

Cynthia Morissette
Cynthia has been improvising since birth. She discovered how to do it in a more organized fashion in a university basement in Boston. Since then, she has been doing so and teaching it in some fashion for over 20 years. She enjoys seeing people discover improv in their own basement – an actual basement (the most common space one can find people doing improv around the world) or a metaphorical one. Come let loose and rediscover the joy of play where rules are negotiable, and points don't matter.

 

Dominika Dobielewska
Dominika discovered improv after a longer break from theatre projects, and it was love at first sight. On stage, she likes to unveil the drama and comedy of everyday life, preferably with an experimental twist or a song. Dominika focuses on flexibility and attentivness, with a good balance of serious and silly..

 

Gustaf Blix,
musician
Gustaf är musiker med över 15 års erfarenhet inom flera olika genrer på flera olika instrument, och har dessutom en kandidat i klassisk komposition. Han är också ibland med som skådespelare under improvisationsföreställiningar. English Gustaf is a musician with over 15 years of experience across multiple genres on muliple instruments, and holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Composition. In addition, he sometimes also joins as an actor during improv shows.

 

Eva Löfgren
Eva is an experienced leader and improviser who has led courses in improvisation theatre at different levels for many years. In her leadership, she focuses on creating a well-functioning group that has fun together. Eva is keen to adapt leadership to what the unique group will achieve together. She likes to work to find the space for audience feelings and fantasies, the complexity of characters and their relationships, as well as music and movement.

Janne Berg
Janne Berg is one of Sweden's most experienced with over 28 years of professional experience as a teacher, director and improviser. He is one of the owners of Stockholm's Improvisation Theater

 

Jeff Graham
Jeff got bitten by the improv bug when a stranger on the streets of London approached him asking for directions to what turned out to be an improv drop-in. Following this chance discovery his improv addiction led him to train and perform with theatres in London, New York and now Stockholm. Passionate about improv and a self-confessed comedy geek, Jeff is committed to spreading the joy and freedom of improvised performance in his teaching.

 

Linda Gustafsson
Linda is an actor, improviser, and pedagogue who over the years has taught many highly appreciated courses at Stockholms Improvisationsteater. She has also played a lot of impro and directed. She's now back at our theatre after a couple of years at Västerbottensteatern in Skellefteå and is longing to teach again! Linda is a perceptive and empathic teacher with a broad knowledge in improvised theatre. Focus is on creating safe groups where the members together can achieve greatness – and of course have a ton on fun together! When it comes to longform her approach is to create engaging characters in grounded scenes and stitching it together to a captivating story!

 

Matild Swahn
Matilda started with improvisational theater to become more spontaneous and dare to make mistakes. It has been twelve years and now she is an experienced and very popular course leader who places great emphasis on playfulness, curiosity and creating a safe and permissive group feeling far removed from performance requirements.

 

Katarina Wahlberg
Katarina Wahlberg is a self-proclaimed improv nerd. Her improv journey started in 2001 and through the years she has immersed herself into several different styles and schools of improv in Stockholm and New York. Katarina is a co-founder of International Theater Stockholm, a member of the duo Kat & Josh and co-author of the Visual Guide to Improv

 

Michael Håkansson
Michael Håkansson stumbled on improv around 13 years ago, and he has been falling deeper ever since. As a teacher Michael will always try to find a balance between complete silliness and drama, between total unbridled freedom and feedback, and between playing as a group and the individual expression. Michael has been teaching courses at all levels at SIT and will get up on stage as soon as there is an opportunity. Currently in the shows Hotpot and Smak at Stockholms Improvisationsteater and with the groups Köttet and Plausible Productions.

 

Pau Drzastwa
Pau Drzastwa - loves to combine everything with music and see how it works. Pau is an improviser, producer, theatrologist, graduate of the Improv School in Warsaw and iO West in LA. In Warsaw, she was a member of the Experimental Choir Gre Badanie and an actress of the theater/music project The Chorus of Women, based on the concept of an ancient Greek chorus.

 

Per Gotftredsson
Per is the artistic director at, and one of three owners of, Stockholms Improvisationsteater. Per has more than 25 years experience as an improvisor, teacher and director, both in Sweden and internationally.

 

Stefan Andersson
Stefan is an improviser, teacher, and artistic director who started improvising over 17 years ago and has international improv experience from ten different countries. His philosophy is that learning improv should be fun and that the best way to learn the art form is through lots of joy and laughter. Seeing students grow and evolve beyond what they at first thought was possible is what drives him and what he loves the most about teaching.

Tamara Maasdam
Tamara is an improviser and teacher with an endless desire to explore and learn new things. For her, improv is at its best when drama and comedy meet and when improvisers can make her both laugh and cry in the same show. As a coach, Tamara brings heart, laughter, energy, passion, and curiosity to the classroom. Tamara's classes consist of a good dose of fun and silliness as well as constructive feedback in order to grow as a group as well as individually.

 


 


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