Our primary goal in all of our workshops is to offer a safe and effective environment for creative growth and learning.
Student Union workshops are popular because of the open, nurturing, and challenging 'creative gymnasium' that this school has become. Whether you're an actor, or someone just trying something new, you will find that the Student Union is an exceptional place because of the students, the instructors, the history and everyone's undeniable commitment to saying 'yes.'
We are passionate about improvisation! We offer ongoing improvisation training for actors and non-actors of all skills -- no matter your background, we believe you will discover why improvisation is one of the most powerful means of creative expression. If you're an actor, improvisation is one of the most valuable tools you can have in your actor tool belt. If you're not an actor, you will find that improvisation applies to your life in many surprising ways. In our classes we help you find your individual path to spontaneity, emotional and physical commitment, and pure improvisation-- i.e., the ability to 'get empty and simply discover.' Our adult training takes a long form, "scenic" approach to improvisation -- our goal is not to make you a "funny person," but instead to help you become a truthful and passionate improviser and artist, and to help you find ways to purely and truly "empty and discover," both on stage, and off. We also explore short form improvisation in our youth programs and special workshops. Our classes are held at the historic Brave New Workshop at 2605 Hennepin Avenue in Uptown, Minneapolis.