Improv Events

Improv Training and Community

Limelight is home to the only improv training center in St. Johns County! Improve your life through improv by joining a rapidly growing community — playing games in a recess for grown ups environment and learning the art of accepting the unknown sans script — on and off the stage.

Level 1 Improv Basics

  • May 7 – June 18
  • No class on Memorial Day – May 28
  • 6:30 – 9 p.m. Mondays
  • $125 through April 30th
  • $145 May 1st
  • Register here

Throughout this introduction class, students will explore the basic concepts of improvisation in a warm, safe and supportive environment. The class is designed to build self-confidence and explore creativity using the fundamentals of improvisation. Designed for both actors and non-actors, it will expose students to:

  • Being – and reacting — in the moment.
  • Accepting and building on gifts from other classmates.
  • Embracing – and using — failure.
  • Co-creating with others (listening, communicating, giving & taking focus).
  • Thriving in an unscripted environment.

Students leaving this course will have a working understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational theater as well as an increased appreciation, and comfort, with being on stage without a script.

Level 3 – Characters, Emotions & Relationships — Oh My!

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2
  • Saturday, May 19, 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday, May 20, 11am – 7pm
  • $125 through May 12
  • $145 May 13
  • Register here

Level 3 Improv takes the “yes, and…” concept and directs it to building strong characters, connecting through authentic relationships and developing emotions that heighten scenes. Students will play short form improv games, continue developing scene work and begin sticking their toes into long form improv waters. Class culminates in a student showcase. Class culminates in a student showcase. 

Level 4 – Scenework Foundations

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2 & 3
After learning the improv language, how to create characters, and, how to build relationships with that language and those characters, what will students do next? Create great scenes of course! Students will lay a solid foundation for scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the action. Class culminates in a student showcase.
 
This level will be offered again soon.

Level 5 – Lowdown on Long Form

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • May 8 – June 19
  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • $125 through May 1
  • $145 May 2
  • Register here

Now that students know how to create solid scenes, it’s time to put those scenes together. Students will learn how to keep the momentum of solid scenework alive by practicing strong initiations, walk ons/offs, edits, callbacks and other tools to keep scenes and characters moving forward – based on only one suggestion. Class culminates in a graduation show.

Improv Elective – Games Gauntlet

  • Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2
  • May 9 – June 13
  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • $125 through May 2
  • $145 May 3
  • Register here

Now that students know how to create solid scenes, it’s time to put those scenes together. Students will learn how to keep the momentum of solid scenework alive by practicing strong initiations, walk ons/offs, edits, callbacks and other tools to keep scenes and characters moving forward – based on only one suggestion. Class culminates in a graduation show.

 

Instructor – Amy Angelilli

AngelilliHeadshotA seasoned improvisational theater performer of more than ten years, Amy Angelilli also teaches classes for the stage and facilitates workshops for real world personal and professional application. She is a graduate of Philadelphia’s ComedySportz School of Improvisation and Denver’s Bovine Metropolis Theater School of Improvisation. She has performed in the 2016 Palm Beach Improv Festival, 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival, the 2015 Tampa Improv Festival, the 2015 and 2014 Colorado Improv Festival, Duofest 2015 and the 2014 Denver Improv Festival. She currently plays in “It’s All About Amy” – the unscripted story of her life and “3 Blind Dates” – an unscripted romantic comedy. Both theater experiences she created and produced. As Chief Adventure Officer of The Adventure Project, she has facilitated “playshops” for adult summer camps, spiritual centers, yoga communities, retreats and businesses. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and has presented at the 2015 and 2014 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference. She has lead improvisation experiences for elementary school children, senior citizens and everyone in between – at home and abroad. She believes anyone can benefit from an improv mindset. Find out more at www.adventure-project.com