Here's where you begin your improv journey! Come and join other beginners on Friday or Sunday in exploring this most fascinating of art forms. Improv will make you faster on your feet, a better listener, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Our Level 1 Impro Foundation program has weekly classes and a monthly weekend intensive afternoon class. Improvazilla Show improvisor Huw Lloyd takes the lead with the Friday classes, and TCS Director Chris Wells usually teaches once a month, with other members of the professional Improvazilla Show cast substituting when necessary.
The TCS In The Moment improv workshops are held at Our Space studio in Hatagaya from 7-9pm, though we can go over a bit when the spirit of improv and size of the class require it, and cost ¥2,000. Please note there is a map to Our Space in Files under the More tab- written directions are below.
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We work on improv techniques, from the fundamentals of character creation to the complexities of scene work. You’ll learn some of the games you’ve seen on TV or stage and how to play them well and tell great stories at the same time.
The Level One Workshops are open workshops, so any native-level English speaker is free to come and give it a try. Continued participation is of course at the discretion of the instructor- so be positive and nice to your fellow improvisors!
Check the Files page for lots of information on terminology, games, and more!
Hope to see you at Our Space,
Chris and Huw
PS: Everyone gets lost the first time- use these directions and you'll be OK:
You want the Keio NEW Line, or Toei Shinjuku Line, not the Keio-line. They both leave from the same platform at Shinjuku Station, so be careful! Make sure your train stops at Hatagaya. Ask someone if unsure- don’t be shy! (You can also catch the train from another station, as Shinjuku is the most difficult station in Tokyo to navigate, or walk 30 minutes from Yoyogi-Uehara, but you need a good map/GPS.)
Take the North Exit of Hatagaya and turn left. You'll walk past a building with a drug store on ground level with a Saizeria Italian Restaurant in the basement, the next block has a UFJ ATM, you'll pass a Taiyaki/Fish cake shop on the corner of a shopping street - Our Space is in the next block.
You'll see a pedestrian overpass next and the Our Space building is right in front of it, with a LifeVal Gas store/maintenance department on the corner and two parking spaces.
Our Space is all the way down on the left of the driveway/shopping street that runs through the middle of this building.
Mng. Director Shinji Kobata's cell:[masked]
Toei Shopping Center 101Hatagaya 2-1-1 #101, Shibuya-ku Tokyo[masked]
For Google or Apple Map searches:
[masked] 東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷２−１−１ 都営Shopping Center 101