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House Improv performs at Hippodrome Theater

Wednesday, February 12th. Doors at 7:30!

8:00-8:30 PM
Theatre Strike Force is performing to make you laugh! They are a short form improv troupe affiliated with the University of Florida.

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Jon & Taylor
8:30-9:00 PM
Jon Branch, Taylor Williams
Come laugh an amazing comedy duo! Jon Branch teaches and coaches long form improv locally. And Taylor Williams is a improvisor, storyteller, and Creative Director at Guts & Glory Gnv.

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History Class
9:00-9:30 PM
Nate Steen, Sri Persaud, Marcus Ball
Improv Comedy + History Channel = the greatest show ever! These improvisors transport you to a different time and place in history, and get into some crazy shenanigans.

10 Weeks Intro to Improv!

Level 1 – Intro to Improv / Harold Crash Course

This crash course is designed for people new to improv and acting, just new or rusty with long-form improvisation, or people who just want to revisit the basics in a more structured manner. Any improviser that completes this course will be ready to perform a show-quality long-form piece with the other members of the class.

Topics Covered: Acceptance, Spontaneity, Teamwork, Characters, Object Work, Relationships, Environment, The Game of the Scene, First Beats, Second Beats, Group Games, Third Beats


Level 1 – Intro to Improv / Harold Crash Course
Dates: 10 Mondays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm,
Starting on February 3rd
Ending with a show at the Hippodrome Theater
Location: Sequential Artists Workshop, 722 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Teacher: Austin Scott

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Austin Scott, improv teacher at House Improv

Austin Scott

Austin has over 10 years of experience performing, teaching classes, and coaching improv teams. For several years, Austin ran Improvamonium, Western NY’s longest-running (and 100% free) improv comedy festival.

He’s been featured in other festivals such as DuoFest in Philadelphia, the Fall Back Comedy Fest in Rochester, and has performed several times in the Del Close Marathon in NYC.

Since bringing his talents to Gainesville, Austin has taught his Intro to Improv class, the first of which became local long-form team Sometimes Funny, and is the current Co-Artistic Director. He’s the current coach of Sometimes Funny and performs with three-person team JAN.

Jon Branch, teacher at House Improv

Jon Branch

Jon’s improv adventure began in May 2016 and he still hasn’t stopped obsessing. He can be found performing in the long-form team Sometimes Funny, Surprise Retirement Party and Jan, while coaching and teaching for groups around Gainesville! He currently coaches the Mandy’s Mangos and the Level 1 improv Class. Jon is also the Co-Artistic Director, Managing Director and Founder of House Improv.

When not reading, watching, or doing improv he enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and trying not to eat carbs. If you ever have questions about improv Jon will talk to you forever about it!