Event Details

Training Camp 2014: Summer Improv Intensive @ 9:00 am

07.16.14 // 9:00 am5:00 pm
TNM Austin – Lavaca
616 Lavaca

Austin, TX 78701

JULY 14 – 18

Hats Up - Austin
This July, come study with The New Movement in Austin.  From July 15th – July 19th, our Austin theater will run The Megaphone Marathons Training Camp, a five-day round-the-clock improv intensive held in conjunction with our epic summer improv festival known as the The Megaphone Marathons.


Training camp is for the improvisor with the heart and drive of an athlete.  We seek the type of improvisor who never stops pushing, who watches shows with an eye for every single detail and move, who craves more practice, more stage time, and more challenge.  If this sounds like you – whether you’re a newbie or an old pro – we invite you to The Megaphone Marathons Training Camp.  Training Camp gives you an opportunity to learn all day, perform and explore our badass city each night, and take part in our epic improv festival, the Megaphone Marathons.  By the time you return to your home troupe, you will be a finely tuned improv athlete with the skills needed to take your game to the next level.


  • REPS - 30 hours of improv; over 200 scenes
  • STAGE TIME - A performance each night in front of an audience.   Graduation show at The Megaphone Marathons Festival
  • PRICE - Tuition is $325, making it one of most affordable intensives out there.


Sample Day

9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break (Eat at @ Mi Madres)
1:30pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Session
5:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner Break (Eat @ 24 Diner)
8:00pm – 10:00pm Evening Performance
10:00pm-till On your own (bars, music, food trucks)



Training Camp focuses its 30 hours of improv on essentially one thing: solid engaging scene work.  We believe that many improvisors – in their haste to move through the curriculum, master advanced devices, and create the newest most novel form – neglect to develop the fundamental skill of creating consistently badass scenes.  Accessible to beginners and still challenging to experienced players, The Training Camp curriculum is a focused drilling of scene work, and draws on the following   concepts:

  • Starting scenes with power and clarity
  • Emotion, and truth
  • Building multi-leveled Characters
  • Creating rich environments worth caring about
  • Patterns, heightening, and comedy math.

All participants must have taken a level 1 improv class at an improv theater.


To reserve your spot in Training Camp, please register by clicking the paypal link below.  Any questions may be directed to CJ Hunt (tnmcjhunt@gmail.com)

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