Try Improv For Free!

Curious about what improv is? We've got amazing free improv workshops coming up to see how our experienced teachers approach our unique curriculum.

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September 18, Tuesday, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm: Register

September 26, Wednesday, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm: Register

Colleen Breen
New Session Of Classes Now Enrolling!

Check out our full curriculum below

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Level 1 improv "Fundamentals"

Mondays, 7:00pm-9:30pm, October 1 - November 19 - Registration

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm, October 2-November 20 - Registration

Level 2 Improv "Scene Work"

Saturdays, 2:00pm-4:30pm, October 13-December 8 - Registration

Sundays, 4:30pm-7:00pm, October 14-December 9 - Registration

Level 3 Improv "Characters & Relationships"

Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm, September 27-November 15 - Registration

Level 4 Improv "Advanced Scene Work"

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm, September 25-November 13 - Registration

Level 5 Improv "Longform" 

Sundays, 1:30pm-4:00pm, October 14-December 9 - Registration

 

Colleen Breen
Try An Improv Class On Us!

Are you interested in improv but want a chance to dip your toe in the water before jumping all the way in? Take a class on us. This is a great opportunity to preview an All Out Comedy class session. The class will include improv exercises and games in a comfortable and fun environment. We are offering times for your convenience: July 14 and July 22. You can register below.

Requirements: Age 17 and Over

Date:

July 14, Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm - Register

July 22, Sunday: 2:00on-3:30pm - Register

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"Out Of Character" Workshop with Gillian Bellinger
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Out of Character- We all hear coaches, teachers and actors talk about character, but what does that mean? How does one build a character, become a character, stick to a character, what actually is a character? This 3 hour workshop will define what character means and add tools to your toolbox to create characters, sustain characters, and build scene "Out of Character". Taught by visiting teacher, Gillian Bellinger (Second City Hollywood faculty, I.O., Annoyance, and Westside Comedy).

GILLIAN BIO-Gillian Bellinger is an improviser, teacher, and corporate workshop facilitator. She is currently on faculty at The Second City Hollywood, Intentional Acting Studio, and Westside Comedy Theater. She studied improv in Chicago at The Second City, I.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theater. Gillian is very fancy and attended The London Academy of Theatre and The National Theater Institute. She's played for Second City House teams in LA and Chicago, ComedySportz Chicago and Minneapolis, the Del Tones at I.O. West, and can currently be seen in her Second City Premium show Trump in Space. Her personal website is www.gillianbellinger.com.

Date: June 20, Wednesday: 7pm-10pm

Colleen Breen
Announcing Main Stage Auditions

We're looking for several people to join a rotating cast on Saturday nights in short form improv at All Out Comedy Theater. There are no dues for our professional cast. Typically you would work about three dates in a two-month schedule. Rehearsals are every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

If you have auditioned in the past, we would love to have you back. All are welcome!

Auditions are June 27, Wednesday 7pm-10pm

                     June 30, Saturday 2pm-3:30pm

Each slot is 30 minutes
 

 

Colleen Breen
Next Class Sessions Starting In May!

Find The Class For Your Experience

Colleen Breen
Next Round of Improv Class Sessions Start Next Week

Find Your Class

We have beginning to advanced classes available. If you have had improv experience and would like to know where your level is feel free to ask our training center. Each class is taught in a fun supportive environment with one on one feedback.

If you need to make up a class you can do so for free, and all students receive a student ID card to attend as many shows as you want for free while a student.

If you have any questions please feel free to respond.

info@alloutcomedytheater.com

(510)761-7279

Colleen Breen
Try Improv Out For Free!

Register

 

Are you interested in improv but want a chance to dip your toe in the water before jumping all the way in? Take a class on us. This is a great opportunity to preview an All Out Comedy class session. The class will include improv exercises and games in a comfortable and fun environment.

Dates: February 27, Tuesday - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: FREE

Location: All Out Comedy Theater, 2525 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612

Requirements: Ages 17+

Colleen Breen
Next Session Of Classes Now Enrolling

Find Your Class

All Out Comedy Theater offers classes for all levels in improv. Our Curriculum has been created by a mixture of theories and exercises from the best teachers in the world. Learn in a fun and supportive environment that teaches you skills that you can apply to your improv.

Colleen Breen
Classes Now Enrolling!

Whether you're new to improv or an advanced performer, we have a class for you. All classes are taught in a fun supportive environment with one on one feedback. Our curriculum has been constructed by our director, who has combined the theories and exercises from the best improv teachers in the world, coming from Second City, I.O. Theater, Annoyance Theater, and Comedy Sportz.

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Colleen Breen
Operavised: An Improvised Musical

Operavised! are classically-trained singers/improvisers, performing long-form, fully-sung, improvised musicals in different styles, based on audience-suggestions, the whims of our accompanist, and each other's offers. 

Why Operavised? "Opera" means different things to different people, but to us, it's musical-theater with the emphasis on the music. We avoid spoken dialog, instead using the traditional recitative/aria format, where the recit moves the story along and the catchy, melodic, arias highlight our characters' emotions. We learned this format by studying the classics: from Mozart to Puccini to Sondheim to Rent. We don't know which genre we'll sing until we're singing it, but once we start singing, we know we're at our best.

 

Our current cast features Rebecca Castelli, Michael Fleming, and Liz Garfinkle, along with guest singer/improvisers.  You can see our shows with guests, Laura Hall (Whose Line Is it Anyway) and Lisa Rowland (BATS), on our Youtube channel, here.  We're excited to have Joshua "Raul" Brody as our accompanist for our All Out Comedy Shows!  

Registration is open for Winter session of Classes and More!

Improv 101 "Fundamentals"

Sundays 2:00pm-4:30pm - January 7-February 25: Register

Thursdays 7:00pm-9:30pm - January 11-March 1: Register

Improv 201 "Scenework"

Mondays 7:00pm-9:30pm - January 8-February 26: Register

Improv 301 "Characters & Relationships"

Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:30pm - January 9-February 27:

Holiday Drop In Classes (For any experience)

November 20 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

November 27 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Decemeber 11 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

December 18 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Register For One Or All

Try Improv For Free

December 17 - 2:00pm-3:30pm: Register

January 4 - 7:00pm-8:30pm: Register

Announcing Main Stage Improv Auditions

Looking for several people to join a rotating cast on Friday and Saturday nights in short form improv at All Out Comedy Theater. There are no dues for our professional cast. Typically you would work about three dates in a two-month schedule. Rehearsals are every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm-10:00pm

Audition slots are every half hour:
Saturday December 2nd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday December 3rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Callbacks on December 4th between 7:00 and 9:30pm

Auditions and Callbacks are at All Out Comedy Theater, 2525 Telegraph Ave., Suite B, Oakland, CA 94612.
You don't have to prepare anything. Please dress in show clothes and arrive 15 minutes in advance

of your time slot. Bring a headshot and resume.

If you are cast, you will be expected to attend the following rehearsals for training:
Sunday December 10th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Sunday December 17th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Sunday January 7th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday January 10th, 7:30 – 10:00 (Regular AOC rehearsal)
Sunday January 14th, 1:00pm-3:30pm

Requirements: Completion of a credible improv training center.

Sign Up

Annie Barry Teaches A 2 Day Workshop In The Harold!

The two day Harold workshop will focus on giving gifts, strong choices,  emotional connection, character-based games, utilizing environment to create rich scene work that players can organically discover game moves within. We also will explore eight different types of group game.  We will also practice different styles and types of openings. This workshop is open to students that have a basic understanding of improvisational concepts as well as advanced Harold performers. The workshop will culminate in a showcase on Sunday.

 

Annie Barry is an improviser that has been performing and teaching for nine years. She started her training at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in New York City. She studied under Will Hines, Christian Capozzoli, Chelsea Clark, Erik Tanoye, Jordan Klepper, Chris Gethard, Michael Delaney, Shaun Diston, Brandon Gardener, and Kevin Hines. After completing the curriculum at UCB, Annie was  placed on the Lloyd team Graceland. Graceland was the first team to be promoted from the Lloyd system to the Harold system as a complete entity. Annie was also a cast member on the Take it Personal hip-hop improv show at UCB east. 

Along with Graceland and their coach Sean Diston they created a new Harold opening entitled mob mentality which is a combination of flocking and pattern game. 

After moving to Washington DC Annie became a faculty member at the Washington Improv Theater. She has taught every level in the curriculum as well as workshops focusing on game of the scene, environment, and gift giving. she is also a coach for the Harold team Diviligio. Currently she performs on the Weekend ensemble Nox! As well as the indie powerhouse NIXON. 

Dates: November 11 & November 12: 11:00am-4:00pm

Early Bird Gets The Worm (Ends October 28): $100

 

Early Bird Registration (Before November 4): $125

 

Registration: $150