will hines improv

These workshops are taught online using the Zoom app.

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Hi, I'm Will! I'm one of the top improv teachers in the whole world, can you believe it? I've taught all experience levels for 20 years, have written a best-selling book on the subject, and am a working comedic actor.

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Classes Going Live Soon

Going live: Friday Jul 17 9:30am

(All times PDT - California time)

Current / Upcoming Classes

New classes go up 9:30am Fridays (California time, PDT).
Join the mailing list (bottom of page) for an email on Thursday saying what's coming.

Kat Palardy: The Drive Thru Character Clinic

Two weeks of two hour classes, plus a character monologue/scene screening. Show up with an idea for a character or two, we'll find the fun, expand the world, and heighten your idea. You'll have some homework. Then in class two, we'll work out your character monologue or short scene. Then you'll have a week or two to shoot your monologue or scene (on your phone is fine!) and we'll do a screening.

Saturday Jul 18 12pm-2pm
Saturday Jul 25 12pm-2pm
Saturday Aug 1 12pm-2pm (show)
(PDT)

$100 USD
4 of 8 filled, 0 waiting

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SOLD OUT: July Friday Morning Better Games One

Five weeks, plus two class shows. We go over game of the scene. Finding the fool, internal whys, repeating the game. It's level one, but meant for people who have done some long-form improv already, in class or in shows.

Friday Jul 10 11am-1pm
Friday Jul 17 11am-1pm
Friday Jul 24 11am-1pm
Friday Jul 31 11am-1pm
Friday Aug 7 11am-1pm
Tuesday Aug 11 11am-1pm (show)
Friday Aug 14 11am-1pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 3 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

Brandon Gardner: Getting Out of Your Head About Game (FOUR WEEK VERSION)

The Game of the Scene should come naturally out of improvisers listening, making choices and committing hard to their realities. By focusing on these fundamentals students will come away from this class with habits that make finding and playing a game feel less effortful and more spontaneous. Taught by Brandon Gardner.

Friday Jul 10 11am-1pm
Friday Jul 17 11am-1pm
Friday Jul 24 11am-1pm
Friday Jul 31 11am-1pm
Friday Aug 7 11am-12pm (show)
(PDT)

$180 USD
7 of 8 filled, 0 waiting

Signups closed!

SOLD OUT: July Thursday Evening Better Games Three

We jump right back into second and third beats. Now that we have practice we will focus on the tricky balance of: keeping it grounded, keeping it absurd! Human behavior, weird patterns. Must have taken Better Games Two.

Thursday Jul 9 4pm-6pm
Thursday Jul 16 4pm-6pm
Thursday Jul 23 4pm-6pm
Thursday Jul 30 4pm-6pm
Thursday Aug 6 4pm-6pm
Monday Aug 10 4pm-6pm (show)
Thursday Aug 13 4pm-6pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 2 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

SOLD OUT: July Wednesday Evening Better Games Two

Five weeks of two hour classes, plus two class shows. We'll work on second and third beats (callbacks and connections) as well as continuing to work on unusual thing, internal whys and patterns. Must have taken Better Games Level One.

Wednesday Jul 8 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Jul 15 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Jul 22 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Jul 29 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Aug 5 6pm-8pm
Wednesday Aug 12 6pm-8pm (show)
Thursday Aug 13 4pm-6pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 0 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

SOLD OUT: July Wednesday Morning Better Games Two

Five weeks of two hour classes, plus two class shows. We'll work on second and third beats (callbacks and connections) as well as continuing to work on unusual thing, internal whys and patterns. Must have taken Better Games Level One.

Wednesday Jul 8 11am-1pm
Wednesday Jul 15 11am-1pm
Wednesday Jul 22 11am-1pm
Wednesday Jul 29 11am-1pm
Wednesday Aug 5 11am-1pm
Wednesday Aug 12 11am-1pm (show)
Friday Aug 14 11am-1pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 0 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

SOLD OUT: July Tuesday Evening Better Games Three

We jump right back into second and third beats. Now that we have practice we will focus on the tricky balance of: keeping it grounded, keeping it absurd! Human behavior, weird patterns. Must have taken Better Games Two.

Tuesday Jul 7 4pm-6pm
Tuesday Jul 14 4pm-6pm
Tuesday Jul 21 4pm-6pm
Tuesday Jul 28 4pm-6pm
Tuesday Aug 4 4pm-6pm
Tuesday Aug 11 4pm-6pm (show)
Wednesday Aug 12 6pm-8pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 4 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

SOLD OUT: July Tuesday Morning Better Games Three

We jump right back into second and third beats. Now that we have practice we will focus on the tricky balance of: keeping it grounded, keeping it absurd! Human behavior, weird patterns. Must have taken Better Games Two.

Tuesday Jul 7 11am-1pm
Tuesday Jul 14 11am-1pm
Tuesday Jul 21 11am-1pm
Tuesday Jul 28 11am-1pm
Tuesday Aug 4 11am-1pm
Tuesday Aug 11 11am-1pm (show)
Wednesday Aug 12 11am-1pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 4 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

SOLD OUT: July Monday Evening Better Games One

Five weeks, plus two class shows. We go over game of the scene. Finding the fool, internal whys, repeating the game. It's level one, but meant for people who have done some long-form improv already, in class or in shows.

Monday Jul 6 4pm-6pm
Monday Jul 13 4pm-6pm
Monday Jul 20 4pm-6pm
Monday Jul 27 4pm-6pm
Monday Aug 3 4pm-6pm
Monday Aug 10 4pm-6pm (show)
Tuesday Aug 11 4pm-6pm (show)
(PDT)

$220 USD
8 of 8 filled, 1 waiting

Signups closed!

Teacher: Will Hines (bio)

SOLD OUT: Brandon Gardner: Let's Focus on ACTING

All of my favorite improvisers are also great actors. They commit HARD to the reality of their scenes, they listen and react to their scene partners, and they allow their characters to be vulnerable and emotionally affected. Their dedication to the acting side of improv makes the Games of their scenes that much stronger and funnier. This class will focus on that acting side of improv. Four weeks plus one class show.

Tuesday Jun 23 1pm-3pm
Tuesday Jun 30 1pm-3pm
Tuesday Jul 7 1pm-3pm
Tuesday Jul 14 1pm-3pm
Tuesday Jul 21 1:30pm-2:30pm (show)
(PDT)

$180 USD
8 of 8 filled, 3 waiting

Signups closed!

Buy My Book

If the workshops are sold out, you could buy my improv book, sensibly titled "How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth." It's consistently amongst the bestselling books on Amazon in the "acting and auditioning" category, and has sold all over the world. Tips on being present, being authentic, being funny and being healthy. There are print and digital versions on Amazon. You could also buy a much prettier digital version from my personal online bookstore.

How to Be The Greatest Improviser on Earth


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