No experience acting? No problem! Improv is all about listening and responding–and as a functioning adult, you’ve probably already got that down. So, grab some friends and join the other cool kids in the drama room for the BEST. IMPROV. GAMES. EVER!
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Jenny Rosen (Pronouns: she/her)
A company member at BATS Improv since 2003, Jenny served as Dean of the BATS School of Improv for four years. She has led corporate workshops for Google, Industrial Light and Magic, and Pixar. She enjoys using theater games to inspire collaboration, positivity, and creativity in and out of the classroom. Jenny regularly performs long and short-form improvisational theater at Fort Mason Center and has performed in Aspen, Improv Olympic (LA), The MET theater (NYC), The Moth, and at the SF Fringe Festival. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jenny Rosen lives in Potrero Hill with her husband and two children, Henry and Magnolia.
NCTC is proud to offer discounted rates and full scholarships to those who qualify. Please complete this scholarship form prior to registering. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively, so be sure to WAIT FOR A SCHOLARSHIP CODE BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR A CLASS.
NCTC accepts Visa/Mastercard through our online registration system. There is a registration fee of $1.99. Payment plans are available at the time of registration.
Tuition fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable.
NCTC reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient, at which point any tuition and fees for those classes will be refunded in full. All dates, times, and programming are subject to change.
If you cancel registration prior to 10 days before the first class, you will be issued a tuition refund, minus a processing fee of 6.75% of your original payment.
If you cancel your registration within 10 days of the first class, there will be no refunds unless your spot can be filled by a student on the waiting list.
No refunds will be issued after the first day of class.
Tuition credits must be used for the same student within one year of the date issued and cannot be transferred to another person, including a family member. After one year of their issuance, tuition credits will expire and no longer be available.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN EACH CLASS?
Class sizes typically range from 8-16 students.
I’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE
Don’t worry! There will be other newbies, too. Just breathe and try something new. Our Teaching Artists will meet you where you are.
WHO ARE THE TEACHING ARTISTS?
All of NCTC’s teaching artists are professional educators and artists who participate in regular professional development workshops. Click here to meet our staff.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
Acting classes are…active! Students should wear clothes and shoes they are comfortable moving in. Please no hats or open-toed shoes. And don’t forget your water bottle!
ARE THERE CLASS PERFORMANCES?
Our ADC classes are all about the journey, not the destination. Therefore, we don’t usually invite guests into the classroom. This experience is just for you.
I HAVE AN IDEA FOR A CLASS
Great, we love ideas! Contact Education Director Stephanie Temple (she/her) at Stephanie@nctcsf.org and share your thoughts.
WHAT ARE YOUR COVID-19 POLICIES?
NCTC follows the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, the San Francisco Public Health Department for in-person activities. All students and NCTC staff must show proof of COVID vaccination in order to participate. Students are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they are sick. Masks are optional in our space.
NCTC has upgraded our facilities, installing new air sanitizers, more sanitizing stations, and implementing additional cleaning protocols. Hydroxyl Generators that sanitize air and surfaces will be run throughout the space before and after performances. Our ventilation system exceeds approved ACH (air change per-hour) standards and our air filtering exceeds approved MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) standards.
CODE OF CONDUCT
In order to provide students, staff and guests with a safe and supportive environment, we do not tolerate any form of physical or verbal abuse, nor any form of harassment, vandalism, or the use of illegal substances. No refunds will be issued to students who are removed from the program due to violations of the Code of Conduct.
NCTC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for students, families, guests and all members of our staff.
“If you’re looking to reconnect with your inner child and regain your sense of play as an actor, NCTC is the place for you!” – Mikee
“I loved my experience in Adult Drama Club at NCTC. It was such a great way to try something outside of my comfort zone. I learned so many great skills during the 4 week series! Plus the staff, NCTC regulars, and fellow students were all so warm and welcoming. It was such a gift to have the space to play around and get to know ourselves and each other better.” – Emily K.
“Great experienced instructors. NCTC allows creative freedom while stressing positivity and developing good listening skills. Love learning here!” – Nancy C.
“This was a great opportunity to have fun and flex some creative muscles. Would do it again in a heartbeat!” – Adrian E.
“They related the skills we were learning to real life situations for theatre & improv. It gave me more confidence in my current abilities and reminded me that I can do this. Makes me want to take more classes and continue to improve myself. NCTC’s staff really made the experience fun, engaging, educational, and welcoming! I would absolutely recommend anyone considering taking a class to follow through. It will be well worth your time and effort!” – Wil W.