Comedic Improvisation (Advanced)

  • About this Workshop

    Each course will be customized on the fly to match student’s expectations and curiosity. The program will be designed either by tapping into a bank of hundreds of proven exercises, either by creating new, tailored games to work on a specific aspect of your improv world.
    The sky is really the limit for this workshop. We can literally explore anything.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    Anyone who wants to bring their improv skills to the highest level and explore new improv formats, approaches, and techniques.
    The minimum age for admission is 16 and above.

    You must have completed at least an introduction and an intermediate-level improv class.

Workshop Fees:


    • Pay in Full Pay in Installments.


Every Tuesday, 7.30pm – 10.30pm for 8 sessions.

*Wednesdays for first 2 sessions*

16th June, 23rd June (Wednesday)
29th June – 3rd August

Public Showcase:
The 8-session workshop culminates in a showcase for the public called Left In Stitches.
Participants will be paid a percentage of the box office to incentivize professional work


  • Learning new formats:
    • Johnstone’s formats (Maestro, Theatresports, Gorilla Theatre, The Life Game)
    • The Harold and its derivatives, various long-forms (Spokane, Montage, Tryptic, Armando, The Bat, Deconstruction,…)
    • Narrative formats (one-act, three-acts or five-acts improvised plays,…)
    • Cabaret short forms and competitive formats (Improv Match, Improv Catch,…)
    • Free-forms
  • Creating new formats:
    • Fundamentals of format creation
    • Setup, decor, staging and directing
  • Improv for actors:
    • Character creation
    • Nature of movements & Physicality
    • Clowning, realistic acting, oniric style,…
  • Improv for writers:
    • Storytelling techniques (short stories, Hero’s Journey,…)
    • Genre tropes and codes
    • Micro vs Macro writing
    • Comedy writing toolbox
  • Improv for directors:
    • Directing actors
    • Devised theatre techniques
    • Creative Stage Design with little to no means

Various groups can be created from this class that will get to take the stage at HCAC.


20% for all workshops with HCAC Student Card (No Expiry) Apply here.

30% Bundle Discount

Add any two workshops to cart for 30% off.

Payment Plans Available
We allow installments in 2 payments. The option to pay in installments will be available on the workshop page.
Installments are only available for 8-week workshops and short intensives.

“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

About the Instructor

Arnaud Pierre

Arnaud has has been an improviser and actor for 14 years, working with various coaches on different improv formats: from the very narrative style of Keith Johnstone to Del Close’s organic approach through to Viola Spolin’s games-based format. He has performed with a variety of different improv troupes in France, and in national and international festivals.

Arnaud also teaches acting and improv at the International French School of Singapore where he works with kids from 8 to 14 years old.
He started doing roleplay games since he was 10 and have participated various conventions in Europe.