Team Improv

Taught by David Lee Rock, these 90 minute weekly courses teach students short form improv comedy in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Designed for 3rd graders and up, these workshops give a foundation in improvisational theatre. Improv I introduces basic techniques for maintaining focus and mental agility. Improv II expands on techniques to include characterization and maintaining storyline. Each workshop culminates in a live performance. Upon completion of Improv III, students, fully prepared, compete with the Improv Performance Team. Learning Improv helps to improve self-esteem, confidence under pressure, collaboration, problem solving, IMAGINATION and much more.

Act Now!

Dates and Times

Classes begin Sept. 7, 2-3:30pm

Final Performance Oct. 26 at 5pm (call 4pm)

We hold this class at 4609 New Horizon Blvd #3, Bakersfield, CA 93313


Students must take classes in sequential order.


$150 per child per workshop2

Hours of Instruction - 12.5hrs

Total Workshop Time - 10.5hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 2hrs

Students will learn...

  • Heightened listening, focus, commitment, and teamwork skills
  • Mime and space work
  • Storytelling and public speaking

Extra Expenses

Family and friends are invited to participate in the Final Performance for $10.00 per admission.

Summer Theatre Workshop Online!

Tonicism's online theatre program for children ages 5 - 18 is perfect for experienced young performers wanting to improve their craft or those just starting out onstage. Make lifelong friends, improve acting skills and expand student’s creative horizon while producing full length productions of musicals and plays. We meet and perform at home, online and at The Empty Theatre on their intimate three quarter thrust stage. Through the use of exercises in pantomime, improvisation, voice/diction work, scene work, character analysis, and dance/movement students gain a solid foundation of theatre fundamentals. Auditions techniques and theatre etiquette will also be taught. Workshop meets online with a one-time, half-hour, in-person meeting M-F, July 20 - August 7 at The Empty Space Theatre.

Streaming Performance August 9

Act Now!

We have an exciting online format this summer as Tonicism reminds us that meeting together, apart, we can create art!


Tonicism's online session meets MWF from Noon - 2pm with a one-time, in-person meeting either Tuesday or Thursday between 9am and Noon.

Dates and Times

July 20 - August 7

Class meets online Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 12pm-2pm

One-time, in-person, half-hour, meeting Tuesday or Thursday between 9am-12pm

    Streaming Performance
  • August 9


Online, at-home and in-person at The Empty Space


All students will audition for all roles.

Every student will get a speaking role.


$40 per child

Students will learn...

  • Singing and Sol-fege
  • Audition techniques
  • Acting techiquegs
  • Choreography
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre games

Workshop Requirements

Students will require high-speed internet access and video/audio capable computer or mobile device to participate in this workshop.