2015 Improv Wins Conference & Festival

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TNM is proud to bring the Improv Wins Conference & Festival to New Orleans for the first time ever! It all happens on Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, May 24, at The New Movement on St. Claude Ave.

Improv Wins is an annual event from the people who bring you comedy festivals such as Hell Yes FestThe Megaphone MarathonsThe Air Sex Championships, as well as comedy programming all year long at The New Movement in Austin and New Orleans.

What makes Improv Wins stand out amongst the growing international scene of improv festivals is that it's also a first-of-its-kind conference that features innovative workshops, Master Classes, parties, and shows with influential teachers and performers from within the TNM community and all over the US.

[Read interviews with this year's instructors!]

It’s a great way to get involved in TNM's improv scene as well as a great way for seasoned veterans to sharpen their skills. And if you’re just a fan, it’s a great way to watch some new shows that you can't see any other time!



Want to register in person? Show up at The New Movement during the conference and let us know!

A current workshop/Master Class schedule is below, and it's subject to updates and changes as the conference approaches. Basic Registration for the conference is $50, and each Master Class is an additional $30. You must register for the conference in order to take any of the Master Classes. 

In the morning, there is a big group meeting that goes over the day's activities that includes a large warm-up activity so when the lessons begin, our instructors can start with the good stuff. Workshops are 90 minutes and Master classes are 3 hours. Improv Wins is designed to be a conference where attendees take a wide range of workshops - check our schedule below and put together your ideal weekend of improv education!

Schedule is subject to change. In addition to improv classes, we are proud to offer workshops on sketch comedy writing, video production, branding, and comedy writing. Full description of each workshop can be found here.

10:00 - 11:30a (Basic)
Removing Your Filter w/ Katie Holcomb (Richmond)
Three Person Scenes w/ Chris Trew (New Orleans)

11:30am-1:00p (Basic) -
Captivating w/  Shyla Ray (Houston),
Let's Go On a Date w/ Tami Nelson (New Orleans)

10:00a - 1:00p (Master)
Video Production Badassery w/ Brock LaBorde and Jonathan Evans (New Orleans, Los Angeles)
Storytelling w/ Guilia Rozzi (NYC)

2:00 - 3:30p (Basic)
Humor Writing for Improvisers w/ Lauren LaBorde (New Orleans),
Stare Into the Void w/ Kaitlin Marone (New Orleans)

3:30 - 5:00p (Basic)
Becoming Box Office w/ Derek Dupuy (New Orleans)
Stranger Danger w/ David Pijor (Richmond)

2:00 - 5:00p (Master)
w/ Giulia Rozzi (NYC)
Big Ass Characters w/ Katie Holcomb (Richmond)

10:00 - 11:30a (Basic)
Body in Performance w/ Joseph Meissner (New Orleans)

11:30a - 1:00p (Basic)
Let the Character do the Thinking w/ Mike Yoder (New Orleans)
Quick Draw w/ Emily Slazer (New Orleans)

10:00a - 1:00p (Master)
Don't Think. Feel.
 w/ David Pijor (Richmond),
Stand-up Comedy Starter Kit w/ Jamie Campbell (Chicago)

2:00 - 3:30p (Basic)
Musical Improv 101 w/ Emily Mange (New Orleans)
The Beast of Live Sketch w/ Derek Dupuy (New Orleans)

3:30 - 5:00p (Basic)
Acting for Improvisers w/ Joseph Meissner (New Orleans)
Humor Writing for Improvisers w/ Lauren LaBorde (New Orleans)

2:00 - 5:00p (Master)
Your Strength, To the Max 
w/ Shyla Ray (Houston)
Making it Matter NOW w/ Jamie Campbell (Chicago)

Every night will be packed with wonderful shows featuring teachers and conference attendees, and you can find that info on ImprovWins.com or TNMComedy.com.