As you gain experience as an improviser, you start to discover your own voice and style. In this session, students will learn different ways to approach scene and character work, inspired by a variety of schools of thought. They'll also receive personal feedback and challenges to push them further. The first week's class is designed to bring out the best in each student; the second week is about discovering new tools. In the third week, each student will be pushed and stretched beyond their comfort zones. Every class is created to meet the needs of its students. Improv 301 is a 3-week, 3 hour class. Students must have instructor permission to enroll (prerequisites: ComedyCity classes 101 and 201 or approved alternatives). Cost is $75 (save $10 when you register early). INSTRUCTOR: TRISH BERRONG What I do: I perform at ComedyCity, where I got my start in the early 1990s when it was ComedySportz. I also play in the long-form troupes Tantrum and Down In Front. Forever ago, I co-founded the Lighten Up Improv Company, which begat the KC Improv Festival and the KC high school improv league, and brought long-form improv to KC two decades ago. For the last dozen years or so, I've coached Liberty High School's Exit 16, and regularly teach troupes, teams, corporate groups, and assorted other bunches of people to play. Background & Influences: I'm a geek. I've studied improv for hundreds of hours in various forms—intensives, festival workshops, private coaching, and classes—with a who's who of improv, including (but not limited to) Del Close and TJ Jagodowski (iO Chicago); Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Susan Messing and Rebecca Sohn (Annoyance Productions), Dave Razowsky, Michael Gellman and Nick Johne (Second City), Jill Bernard (Huge Theater), Dan Izzo (Improv Inferno) and Rob Reese (Amnesia Wars).