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Improv Comedy Classes @ RISE Comedy

Class Details

Class Runs: Monday evenings @ 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM MT
Class Dates: Mon 3/6 - Sun 4/17 (7 classes total)
Location: RISE Comedy, 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205
Instructor(s): Melissa Schenter Connor
Price: $350/person
Special Notes:
  • Students will receive an email with class details and links 12-24 hours before the class. If you do not see this email, please check your spam folder as well!
  • Minimum class size is 8 students.

IMPROV 301 (Mondays 3/6-4/17 at 7PM)

In Level 301 students will get an introduction to playing character in improv. You’ll learn the basics of how to get into character and sustain one and explore point of view. Students will learn how to use characters in scenes and with their scene partners. This level will prepare you for 501, which is Advanced Character.

Student Showcase: Sunday 4/30 between 5-9pm.


Prerequisite: Level 201


We highly recommend you are vaccinated if you come to RISE Comedy! If you are not, you assume all of the risks involved in contracting COVID-19. Our theater will adhere to all CDC, City and State guidelines as they evolve. All sales are final and no refunds are permitted.



Students will receive their class info 12-24 hours in advance via email. Please check your spam folder if you do not see this email! All class participants must be 18+ unless otherwise specified in the class/workshop description.

Melissa Schenter Connor hails from the Pacific Northwest, where she earned a theater degree from Western Washington University. She has performed original plays at a wide range of Fringe Festivals, including in Edinburgh, Scotland, most of the Canadian Fringe circuit, and at an American Chemical Society National Conference. Besides improv, she has training in Viewpoints, Devising, Forum Theater, Musical Theater, and Commedia dell’arte. She is a member of a number of improv teams in the Denver Metro Area, including Barkley, Too Intense, Waiting Room, and Sexy Goblins. While not on stage, she can be found doing illustration and graphic design, playing board games, reading fantasy and sci-fi books, and talking to her cats.