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LEVEL 1 IMPROV W/ Chadwick Smith

  • 616 Lavaca Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

Beginning Wednesday, August 2nd @ 6:30-8:30p (class is 8 weeks)
COST: $225 (class size capped at 12)
Teacher: Chadwick Smith

Jump into the basics of TNM’s curriculum, get a good taste of how TNM produces shows and develops talent, and learn how to connect with your scene partners, friends, employees, and everyone else in your life in a thousand wonderful new ways. You’ll learn from TNM’s critically-acclaimed faculty for 8 weeks, culminating in a recital in front of a live, paying audience. You’ll also meet a million brilliant, nice people along the way. We hope you’re ok with that.

ATX Level 1 Improv Class w/ Chadwick Smith
from 112.50

Instructor Bio

Chadwick Smith is a comedian, actor, comedy improv teacher, performer, musician, artist, designer, puppet builder and puppeteer from Austin, TX.  He began taking improv and stand up classes at The New Movement in July 2009 and graduated in September 2010.

He now teaches at TNM Austin, including classes and workshops on improv skills as well as puppetry.  He has performed with several house troupes including Ghost Prom (, Ripkin, Alphabet Soup, Table of Incontinence, Bros, The Megaphone Show, Divorcees, The Unraveling, Fuck This Week, Penalty Box, Puppet Improv Project and acted in sketch shows in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans, and New York.  He also performs as a puppeteer and singer with Fragile Rock, which has performed at Pecan Street Festival, SXSW, America’s Got Talent, Sound On Sound Fest and NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.

We begin new classes every few weeks. If this one is sold out or held at an inconvenient time, look for our next class session here.

Our improv and sketch class sessions consist of 8 weekly, 2 hour sessions, and a recital show performed in front of an audience.

New class sessions start all the time; at $225 each for improv, $250 each for sketch. Ideally, students continue in the same time slot from Level 1 onward, but if you need to switch to another time or need more info about our Level 2-Level 5 classes or internships, please contact TNM’s Conservatory Director (Nola –, ATX –

We also offer sketch writing classesteam building workshops for businesses and corporationsweek-long and weekend intensives, and kids and teen comedy classes (NOLA only).

Earlier Event: July 31
LEVEL 1 IMPROV W/ Nathan Ehrmann
Later Event: August 6
Writing Deep Dive w/ Anthony Ellison