Cold Tofu

Training Center

 
 

Training Center


 

CORE CURRICULUM

LEVEL 1 - 3

COLD TOFU's TRAINING CENTER offers Level 1 - 3 improv workshops annually where students learn improv techniques to improve performance and various skills such as listening, spontaneity, public speaking and team building. Workshops are Wednesday nights in Little Tokyo from 7-10pm and is offered to actors and non-actors over the age of 18. Graduates of the Training Center are eligible to join the COLD TOFU NETWORK. Please see below for more info.


Level 1 - CORE CURRICULUM

This beginning class is geared towards learning basic improv techniques for those with little or no improv experience. A showcase is presented at the end of the eight-week course. Level 1 is offered in June.  

  • $300 for 8 weeks plus showcase - includes required reading TRUTH IN COMEDY
  • Recommended preparation: Fundamentals in Acting

Level 2 - CORE CURRICULUM

Level 2 continues towards providing a solid foundation in improv, expanding on Scenework and Character. A showcase is presented at the end of the eight-week course. Level 2 is offered in September.  

  • $295 for 8 weeks plus showcase.
  • Prerequisite: Cold Tofu’s Level 1 Improv Workshop (or 50 hours of improv training/performance and interview)

Level 3 - CORE CURRICULUM

Level 3 builds on advanced improv techniques with a focus on the exploration of Narrative, Styles and Genres. A showcase is presented on stage at the end of the eight-week course. Level 3 is offered in March. 

  • $295 for 8 weeks plus showcase.
  • PREREQUISITE: Cold Tofu’s Level 2 Improv Workshop (or 100 hours of improv training/performance and interview)

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PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Full tuition is due on the first day of workshop. A late fee of $25 will be assessed if payment is not made on the first day of workshop. If payment is made in advance, and you must cancel your registration before the first day of class, a full refund will be issued. If you cancel enrollment before the second day of class, 50% of your tuition will be refunded. There are no refunds after the second class. If you are unable to complete the course, you may retake the workshop at a 50% discount at a future time.

ATTENDANCE AND LATE POLICY

Our curriculum is constructed to build upon techniques and lessons learned in preceding classes to enhance cumulative learning. Attendance is therefore mandatory for all classes, with reasonable exception. Three absences may affect your eligibility to advance to the next level. Any more than three absences, and you will not be eligible to advance to the next level. Three tardies will count towards an absence. If you are tardy for more than half an hour, it will automatically be counted as an absence.