Summer @ Kismet

Our summer improv intensives offer you all the fun, friendship and education of our comedy program - in just four days.

What's a Summer Intensive?

It's comedy boot camp. You spend a week with us in Rhode Island. We give you a crash course in improv comedy, and you're on stage making audiences bowl over laughing by Thursday night.

Courses Available. Our classes are taught by our seasoned improv teachers and performers who have trained all over the country.

For beginners. This class is perfect for anyone curious about improv! We will explore the building blocks of creating improvised moments, learn how to draw inspiration from our own experience, collaborate as a team, and have a great time supporting one another!

July 11 - 14, 2022

For intermediates. A crash course in longform improv - an entire show inspired by a single suggestion. Learn the keys to a successful two-person scene, and how to translate those skills into the Armando and Harold. 

July 18 - 21, 2022

Improv Fundamentals
Schedule

Sunday:

  • Arrive in Providence

Monday:

  • Making connections

  • The basics of Yes-And

Tuesday:

  • Coming up with ideas

  • Creating characters

Wednesday:

  • Creating an improv scene

Thursday:

  • Making scenes funny

  • Class showcase!

Friday + Saturday: (optional)

  • Enjoy Rhode Island

  • See Kismet shows!

Longform Improv
Schedule

Sunday:

  • Arrive in Providence

Monday:

  • Fundamentals review

  • Building scenes together

Tuesday:

  • Pulling inspiration

  • The Armando

Wednesday:

  • Finding patterns

  • Building a Harold

Thursday:

  • Advancing the Harold

  • Class showcase!

Friday + Saturday: (optional)

  • Enjoy Rhode Island

  • See Kismet shows!

Cost + Value

Tuition

Early Bird: Book up to May 31​

$450

Full Tuition: Book after May 31

$600

Includes:

  • 20 Hours of improv classes

  • Breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks (M-Th)

  • Student showcase + jam

  • Free tickets to eight improv shows

  • One social team outing

  • Kismet swag!

Scholarships

In acknowledgement of historical exclusion in theater communities, Kismet classes and workshops are offered free of charge for BIPOC folx. Members of these groups are welcome use the code community to activate a 100% discount.

 

Financial assistance is available to anyone. If you'd like to take a summer intensive on a scholarship, please email scholarships@kismetimprov.com.
 

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About Kismet

Rhode Island's home for premiere improv comedy. 

Kismet Improv brings live improv and sketch comedy to the great people of Pawtucket, R.I. every weekend. With five shows every weekend, Kismet's commitment to keeping audiences rolling laughing has quickly made them a mainstay in Rhode Island's growing comedy hub. 

Our performers and teachers have trained nationwide. We proudly feature alumni from Second City, iO, Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston, Philly Improv Theater, Wage House and the Providence Improv Guild. 

Summer Instructors

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Luke Bruneaux

Luke is the Artistic Director of Kismet Improv and directs our signature weekend shows, Friday Night Frenzy and Kismet + Friends. Luke has trained at iO Chicago, ImprovBoston, and Wage House and teaches scenework, shortform, the Harold, the Armando and musical improv.

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Kate Hopkins

Kate Hopkins performs with Friday Night Frenzy and Kismet + Friends, directs our Kismet house teams, and teaches all levels in our comedy program. She's trained at ImprovBoston and Union Comedy and teaches fundamentals, scenework and the Harold.

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Ayla Ahlquist

Ayla is Kismet's Director of Operations and Education. Ayla has trained at Wage House and performs with Friday Night Frenzy and Kismet + Friends, among many other shows. Ayla runs all comedy education and teaches fundamentals and scenework. 

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More to Be Announced!

Members of our faculty have trained at every major improv theater in the country. Check back soon to see the rest of the scheduled instructors!

Health + Safety

COVID Policies

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required upon enrollment

  • Face masks required when not eating, drinking or performing.


Age

  • Students must be 18+ to enroll.

Code of Conduct