The Playground Training Center is dedicated to helping comedians grow as performers, writers, directors, producers, and individuals. We are committed to helping our students find their voice, promote their strengths, and build their confidence – all through exploration and discovery. We aim to effectively teach the core techniques of comedy in a supportive, guided environment.

Each term includes a variety of classes for multiple ages and experience levels from beginners to professionals. Class will meet once a week for 2 ½ hours. All classes will run for 6 weeks excluding holidays. Level 4 will run four weeks only, and will include graduation shows.

Current Classes

Stand Up Workshop w/ Shannon Noll

Got material you’ve been sitting on for weeks, months, years, but you’re hesitant to go to your first open mic?

Got no material but you want to go to an open mic?

Been doing open mics but you want a confidence boost?

In this workshop, we will do exercises to get you generating material, as well as, adding to and refining what you already have. You’ll get into and out of your comfort zone; throughout the day we’ll get you on that mic. The goal is to have you leave with four minutes of material and the confidence to start getting up at open mics.

This workshop is especially good for improvisors who want to try stand up, but everyone is welcome.

You’ll need a notebook, pen, and comfortable clothes.

This class is open to all. Women and queer identified individuals especially encouraged to attend!

Class meets from 2pm-5pm on Sunday, April 23rd

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Instructor: Shannon Noll

Class Size: 10 Students

Cost: $30

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM