Lab Track

After successfully completing the Core Track, students can develop their sketch writing and performing skills in WRITING LAB and ADVANCED WRITING LAB levels, which also include performances.

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WRITING LAB

Writing Lab

Writing Lab is the first level of the Lab Track at The Groundlings School. It is a highly competitive, rigorous class that requires a major time commitment from participants beyond just the hours spent in class. Writing Lab students will have the opportunity to develop scripted scenes and monologues to be performed in a final showcase.

Prerequisite: Passed Advanced Improv & by invitation only
Classes per session: 12 classes + show
Duration of class: 3.5+ hours
Class Capacity: 12 students
Price: $595

ADVANCEMENT: At the end of WRITING LAB, students meet privately with their teacher regarding their work. The teacher will recommend that the student move up to the Advanced Lab level or be dismissed from the Performance Track.

GENDER BALANCING: To create the best possible experience, The Groundlings School seeks to gender balance certain classes. If your gender is not available, you can call the office to request a spot belonging to another gender (subject to availability).

GENDER EXPRESSION: The gender expression of all students will always be respected in Groundlings classes and auditions. If you identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming, please feel free to reach out to the School Manager, Allain Rochel (allain@groundlings.com), for assistance with registration. IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

1. Attendance for Writing Labs is VERY important. Students are discouraged from missing even one class - and if they miss more then one, they'll automatically be dropped from the class.
2. Oftentimes, Writing Lab classes can run over the class's end-time listed online.
3. Students need to sign up for a Writing Lab within two years of passing Advanced Improv. After two years, the results will expire and students will need to start the program over again.

Participation in this class requires completion of the Core Track and an invitation by a student's Advanced Improv instructor.

Description Date / Time STATUS  

No Classes are currenty available

New classes posted every Monday afternoon, usually a month in advance of the start date.
Registration happens online or in person only.

ADVANCED LAB

Advanced Lab

Advanced Lab is the second level of The Groundlings School Performance Track.
The class works as an ensemple to develop material (both scripted and improvised) for two performances - one at the halfway point and another at the end of the session.
Participants in this class must have completed Writing Lab and been invited to attend Advanced Lab by their Writing Lab instructor.

Extra rehearsals for the performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays prior to the shows.

Number of classes per session: 12 classes meeting once a week for twelve weeks.
This class culminates in two shows, one midway and the other at the end of the session.
Number of students per class: 12 to 13 students.
Attendance: Students who enroll in an Advanced Lab and drop the class one time will cease to be invited to future classes.

Advancement: At the Advanced Lab level, students are reviewed by Groundlings Main Company members and may be invited into the Groundlings Sunday Company.
Repeating Advanced Lab is not an option.
Description Date / Time STATUS  

No Classes are currenty available

New classes posted every Monday afternoon, usually a month in advance of the start date.
Registration happens online or in person only.