Saturday April 19th
The Best of Nashville Improv!
We had a blast performing to full theatres of improv lovers across the USA, but it's nice to be home. We've combined all this magic and learning into...
THE BEST SHOW EVER.
If you love pop culture puns, musical improv, genre games, guessing games and oh so much more this will be a 90 minute jam packed non-stop improv extravaganza to celebrate being back at the city we love. Fresh off our travels to the Chicago Improv Festival and The Basement Theatre in Atlanta the cast of NIC are BACK in Nashville with over 1200 miles of improv travel under their belts in the past 2 weeks.
We've compiled this show to be the BEST of everything that is improv.
This Saturday April 19th come see a great show that is perfect for you, your best friends and the entire family.
Also we've added a show NEXT WEEKEND to make up for being out of town. Infinite Jest is BACK ready to perform an entirely improvised play for you on Saturday April 26th.
Tickets are only $10 & can be purchased online at we strongly suggest pre-ordering your tickets early as our shows tend to sell out very early. Click here to order your tickets!
Improv classes are starting this Tuesday & Saturday April 22nd & 26th! Our last 3 rounds have filled up beforehand so register today to ensure your spot!
Click here to register!
One week from today we will be at the worlds largest international improv festival. There will be performances by Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Rachael Mason, Susan Messing, Laura Hall and Rick Hall, Jon Barinholz and Rob Belushi, Dave Razowksy, Michael Delaney, Kevin Mullaney, talented improv teams from across the country, and Nashville Improv Company.
We're the first group invited from Nashville in their 17 year history and we are ready to rock it in a big way. (Also are more than a little star struck)
Unfortunately since most all of us are in the windy city there won't be a performance from us IN Nashville the 1st week of April. But we are planning to make it up to you in several big ways, mostly by adding a bunch of extra shows & james in April in May. Plus bringing in a bunch of out of town guest performers.
How cool is that?
Also we have posted the next round of classes, seriously sign up early. Our classes have been filling up over a week in advance now, so why not try something fantastic and register today.
We are offering a brand new class as well, Stand Up Storytelling. It isn't an improv class, it's another wonderful skill perfect for spoken word artists, actors, comedians: This 6 week workshop encourages you to Write YOUR story be it funny or tragic or something in between, to find your own unique voice in doing so, and share it with an audience.From the page to the stage.
This class will provide you with the tools to grab a story, find it’s spine, and breath life into it on it’s feet. We’ll work on the conception stories, writing/editing and memorization.
We will then thread our final pieces together into a night of sharing with friends and family, but you also walk away with a story in your pocket that you can perform just about anywhere. It’s a monologue custom made for you!
These pieces have power and often lead to solo shows, plays, sketches, short length or feature films, tv show pitches, novels and more. Click here for more info!
Thank you all for the support and love. Look for a bazillion Chicago updates over at our Facebook & Twitter
One night only Chicago Improvisers Tara Defrancisco & Michael Tatar perform with Nashville Improv 2/20/14
Saturday February 1st, 7pm & 9pm at Bongo After Hours Theater!
Our 2014 Salute to all the best things from our past continues! Break out your pajamas, sit as close as you want, and eat some cereal at our house. From Speed Racer, Pokemon, My Little Pony, we love them all. Your favorite childhood memories brought to improvised life. For the child in all of us, this show is going to be magic.
Then at 9pm we are having another Kickstart I-Heart Show! Pay what you thought it was worth after, or reserve your ticket for a guaranteed seat.
This month's show will include "Special Agent Johnson" our NIC Longform Harold Team, plus "Happy Little Trees" an improvised show that is all about art. We have writing pads, sketch pads, whiteboards a plenty and are not afraid to use them.
You can purchase all your tickets by clicking here!
Are you a musician in the Nashville area? Have you wondered about how to create magic while improvising a song, or composing a soundtrack to a scene in the moment, live?
We are hosting a special workshop this Saturday January 25th
that is FREE to selected musicians.
Veteran music director, Mike Descoteaux, full time Artistic Director of ImprovBoston, and founder of the industry-pioneering Music Program at The Second City Training Center as he leads participants through a whirlwind tour of the comedy universe as seen through the eyes of the musician in the wings. Discover the method behind supporting improvisers and actors on stage. Explore improvised scoring techniques such as environmental, stylistic and punctuational. Learn the fundamentals of collaborating with improvisers to create fully realized songs on the spot. Music Direction for improv and sketch comedy is a unique art combining numerous disciplines that will push even the most accomplished musician to new heights. This 3-hour workshop will load students up with concepts, tips and techniques from one of the most experienced career Music Directors in the business.
The Nashville Improv Company is looking for the next generation of Musical Directors and would love that to be you.
You can apply here.
Questions? Call 615-544-5386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please pass this around to any musicians you feel may be interested.
Saturday January 18th, 2014
Get ready to celebrate everything good (and bad) about our favorite 80's genre: Hair Metal! Two improv teams face off in an epic "battle of the bands" for a "recording contract". Grab your ripped jeans and Aquanet and have fun with us!
Thank you Nashville for selling this show OUT.
Want to make a huge difference in someones life?
We know you love all the fantastic photos of our cast having a blast improvising. They are all thanks to Heather Clemons Photography. Her studio was seriously destroyed by the Polar Vortex of 2014. The pipes in her studio froze, burst and now her entire studio is out of commission for several weeks.
She's lost backdrops, sheetrock, props and the floor may have to be replaced.
As a small business owner the cleanup is all falling on her shoulders & that's a heavy task. That's where you & NIC come in. We've never done this before, but we're setting up a donation page for her & all proceeds from our January 18th show are going to help her rebuild. Please clicky, read, donate & share to help this great small business owner.
Click here to read more about Heather & to donate.