"A small space where big things happen."


Common Ground Theatre offers and hosts classes for the community. We are always looking for class ideas and qualified teachers of performing arts-related topics. For any questions or to submit a resume, please contact Devra Thomas, Executive Director, at devra@cgtheatre.com.


Thursdays, Oct 16-30 (3 weeks)
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: $90.00

this class has a 6min/12max

Unlocking creativity, joy and inner confidence through improv theater

Would you like to be a more confident person?

Do you need some more fun and joy in your life?

Would you like to learn secrets to unblocking creative and intuitive thinking?

Then this class is for you!

Through fun games and exercises we will learn how to create powerful teamwork, scenes without a script or props and the ability to be fully in the moment no matter what may be happening around you! Relying on imagination and simple, easy-to-learn tools, we discover valuable life lessons that have students reporting awesome changes in their professional and personal lives!
Come join the fun!

No experience necessary

REGISTER: To Register and pay via PayPal go to: www.anootreebrod.com/classes/improv-classes/
Scroll down to “Improv For Everyone” and click the “Buy Now” button.

About the Instructor

Anoo Tree Brod has been performing improv professionally since 1997. She is a member of Transactors Improv Company (the longest running improv company in the Southeast) and Danny Canoe. Anoo teaches improv and life skills to businesses, corporations, and individuals throughout the country, assisting them to bring more creativity, joy, and teamwork to their personal and professional lives. You can find out more about her at www.anootreebrod.com

Wednesdays, Oct 22 to Dec 3, 2014 (No class Thanksgiving week)
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 (6 classes)

In this class we’ll work on how to go beyond “Yes, and….” to make your scenes more fun for you and the audience. I’ll show you some new ways to use the audience suggestion to inspire your scenes. We’ll explore how different types of edits and callbacks can shape a piece. Most importantly I’ll look at what you’re specifically doing in scenes to help make you aware of all the tools you already have at your disposal but may not be using.

If you feel stuck in your head or on the sidelines in shows – this class can help.

If your scenework choices have become flat and boring to you – this class can help.

If you want personal feedback to help you stretch as a player – this class can help.

Here’s what past participants have said about these classes:

Deborah Klinger, fatMouth: I’ve taken improv with several different teachers, but I learned some things in this class that I’d either never heard or never taught before. I really appreciate not only what you taught us, but your teaching style – warm and supportive; you critique and give candid feedback without being critical.

Regina Bartolone, All Play and formerly of Transactors: I am not over-stating things when I say that everything was helpful and precisely what I needed.

Kim Andrews, DSI: I loved the fact that you found my weakness immediately. I especially appreciate that your side coaching told me what to do rather than what not to do.

I can honestly say these classes are some of the most fun and rewarding experiences I’ve had as a teacher. I hope that you’ll join us for this one. I feel sure that you’ll get a lot out of it.

REGISTER: Call 919-943-6373 or email dsipp@nc.rr.com

This is an advanced scenework class. A background in improvised scenework is required. This class will be capped at 8 students for more personal assessment.


Monday and Wednesday at 9:30-10:30 a.m.
WALK-INS WELCOME- $5 per class
These classic hatha yoga classes build strength and flexibility in a comfortable, casual setting. Teacher Sylvia Freeman is certified under the Yoga: Body, Mind & Spirit training program and has 10 years experience as a toga teacher. These classes serve skill levels 1-2. Please bring your own mat and props if you have them.

Saturdays at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
WALK-INS WELCOME- $5 per class
This Iyengar-based hatha yoga class focusses on flexibility and strengthening and is designed for all levels. It’s perfect for athletes, people with limited flexibility or long-time practitioners looking to specify alignment and accuracy in their poses. Teacher Rachel Klem is certified under the Yoga: Body, Mind & Spirit training program and has been practicing Yoga for 25 years and teaching for 10. Please bring your own mat and props if you have them.

Why so cheap? We don’t have the same overhead as a studio and can charge quite a bit less per session because of this. We also don’t offer some of the amenities of a studio- practitioners must bring their own mats and props. But beyond that we believe yoga is a necessity, not a luxury.
Call (919) 698-3870 for more information and registration
Classes at Common Ground Theatre