Class Schedule

MONDAY CLASS SERIES – BEGINNING

  • WHEN: 8 Mondays 6:00 – 8:30 PM, January 8 – February 26, 2018
  • WHERE: Teatro Paraguas Studio Space, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • INSTRUCTORS: Robin Holloway, Kate Chavez, Ben Taxy
  • COST: $200 + tax
  • PREREQUISITE: Audition or instructor approval.

WEDNESDAY CLASS SERIES – INTERMEDIATE 1

  • WHEN: Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:30 PM, January 10 – February 28, 2018
  • WHERE: Teatro Paraguas Studio Space, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • INSTRUCTOR: Kate Chavez
  • COST: $200 + tax
  • PREREQUISITE: Audition or instructor approval.

SATURDAY CLASS SERIES – ADVANCED 

  • WHEN: Saturdays 1:30 – 4:00 PM, January 13 – March 3, 2018
  • WHERE: Teatro Paraguas Studio Space, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • INSTRUCTOR: Ben Taxy
  • COST: $200 + tax
  • PREREQUISITE: Audition or instructor approval.

SUNDAY CLASS SERIES – INTERMEDIATE 2

  • WHEN: Sundays 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, January 7 – February 25
  • WHERE: Teatro Paraguas Studio Space, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • INSTRUCTOR: Ben Taxy
  • COST: $200 + tax
  • PREREQUISITE: Audition or instructor approval.

 

“Working with Ben has helped me free my mind and take risks. The classes are professional and lots of fun!”

Barbara Hatch, Theater Instructor, New Mexico School For The Arts

“Having made a rather good living in various aspects of theater for over 50 years, I feel qualified to pass on a piece of excellent advice. Sign up for classes with Santa Fe Improv right now. Ben Taxy is a skilled, inventive, patient, and creative teacher. He will show you practical ways to create laughter and tears—and you’ll also have a good time.

Sid Mayer, retired member of AE, SAG, AFTRA, Writer’s Guild, Director’s Guild

“Santa Fe Improv is the equivalent of a creative workout session and Kate Chavez is an excellent trainer. She loosens you up and pushes you to into areas of growth. Kate creates an environment of ‘professional play’ that is a refreshing release from the stifling constraints of the daily grind. I always finish class bubbling with spontaneous creativity and open and receptive to the world around me.

Brett Becker

“I loved working with Kate Chavez! She created a safe, fun place to hone my performing skills and take chances on improvisational forms that were new to me. It was both freeing and very disciplined. Teamwork, listening, and creating a structure were emphasized as the foundation for letting your creative mind soar! These are skills that can be applied to any performing art.”

Jennifer Graves, Actor

“Ben Taxy is a fantastic teacher. He is passionate, articulate, and totally committed to a vision of improv that puts the “team” first and emphasizes listening, discovery, and heightened awareness.”

Warren Houghteling, Actor, Writer, and Software Developer

“Learning improv from Ben has taught me to be a profoundly better listener and has dramatically improved my work as an actor.”
Kary Myers, Scientist

“The Santa Fe Improv program is a wonderful way to learn, practice and perform improv. Furthermore, the lessons are based on such solid fundamentals that go beyond improv & comedy and into improving overall ability with creative thinking.”

Patrick Webb, Mainframe IT Specialist

“Who knew that in just 24 weeks, I could have loads more confidence, increased listening and recall skills, think better under pressure, get a handle on public speaking and quit smoking! I just wanted to flex my comedic funny bone, but now I see that Santa Fe Improv is the cosmic “Roto-Rooter” to my dysfunctional Self.”

Andrea Schnietz, Massage Therapist

“Kate brings so much energy to every class, its infectious, if the groups mood is subdued at the beginning of the session she knows how to ramp up each individual and gain their full participation and focus. The methods used in the Improv class remove the ego from the players and concentrates on the subject a true testament to the extensive teaching skills Kate has acquired over the years to keep everyone on track.

David Wharram

“Working with the teachers and the players has been an exciting challenge, and now I’m in love with improv! Along the way I’ve learned to take more risks away from the classroom and to make better choices ‘in the moment’ in critical situations.”

Mike Wall, Scientist

“Improv class helps me to cultivate different creative “brain sets” than the ones I routinely use as a psychotherapist. Ben’s approach to improv is paradoxically both systematic, skill based, AND enhances spontaneity. It’s the fun activity of my week!”

Ellen J. Shabshai Fox, LISW