sept banner 2018 September means the beginning of Big Blue Door’s 7th Season! To celebrate we’re offering our latest Improv I courses, Improv II courses, fall team performance ensembles, and a new monthly show at The Bridge!

wpa fall 2018 This September Big Blue Door offers classes in Improv I, Improv II, and team performance. By the way, our longform improv comedy classes are the absolute best longform improv comedy classes in Central Virginia! (Also the only longform improv comedy classes in Virginia!)  Longform improv comedy means the types of longer scenes and character-based humor used in contemporary television, ads, movies, and stage shows.

feb 2018 programming copy Improv I: Character & Scene.
Big Blue Door’s eight sessions of exercises, games, and a final class performance to teach you how to create life-filled characters and spontaneous, hilarious scenes! Whether you’re curious about how comedy works, interested in being more confident and spontaneous, or just looking to meet new people and have fun, this is one of the best classes you’ll ever take! Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm starting September, 25th. Click her for full description!

imp 2 Improv II: Cuts & Callbacks.
Big Blue Door courses work as stand alone classes, but students also have the option to bring skills and experiences from one course to another. Improv II is for graduates of Big Blue Door’s Improv I or equivalent programs. Improv II explores characters in different times and places with tags, second beats, and cuts to heighten the truth and humor of scenes. Sunday afternoons 330-530pm starting September 9th! Click here for full description!

winter-team-harold Fall Team Harold.
Students who have completed Big Blue Door’s improv program are invited to join performance groups that rehearse weekly. For the fall we have two Team Performance Workshops! Team Sunday coached by Joel Jones and Team Wednesday coached by Keaton Ray. Click here for full description and to sign up!

BBD at Bridge graphic Big Blue Door has a slew of awesome improv shows coming this fall! We’ll have a big show at Belmont Arts Collaborative in October, two First Friday Improv shows in our McGuffey studio, and several Free Class Showcases. And to start it all off, we have the first of our  brand-new performance series, Big Blue Door at The Bridge! Join hosts Nauder Namaky and Jessie Conover on Saturday, September 15th at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initative for two hours of great comedy! And we’ll be back at the Bridge on the third Saturday of October & November!

demo day.jpg Artist Demo Day! at McGuffey Art Centers features McGuffey artists demonstrating their crafts and skills to the public. Come by, drop in, interact or just watch! Big Blue Door will feature our first ever Demo Day performance on Saturday, September 15th from 12-2pm. We’ll be rehearsing improv, interacting with you, and running shows.

We’ll have the preview of The Bridge show soon, plus the lineup for all our fall performance groups. Want to keep up? Why not like Big Blue Door on Facebook? Or follow us by entering your email on the upper right corner of our homepage! Then you’ll get emails whenever we’ve got something happening!


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