Leather Apron Theatre Co.

Louisiana's premier spot for improv comedy and experimental theatre

LATco offers a 3 level long-form improvisation PROGRAM

Classes are currently held in Baton Rouge, LA

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Classes are designed for both individual growth and the development of group mind through the principles of LATCo's style of play.  Each eight week level will focus on a different aspect of ensemble improvisation.

Classes will be broken into the following levels:

1 - The Scene: Two person scenes. The building blocks of any long-form show.

  • Basic two person scene work
  • Playing the dynamic, not the plot.  
  • Developing characters through emotional point of view.
  • Identifying strengths, and working on expanding range.

2 - The Piece: The elements of play necessary to make a long-form show successful.

  • Develop the skills to maneuver a piece on a show by show basis.
  • Exploration, connections, expansion within the piece.

3 - The Team: Defining of roles that exist within an improv team.

  • Working collaboratively within a group of performers.
  • Recognizing and addressing the needs of a collective performance.
  • Considering performer types and tendencies with a preference toward developing flexibility.                            


Each class will run for 8 weeks and will be limited to 14 students.

Class levels must be taken in order to the one before it, i.e., Level 1 must be taken before a student can take Level 2. 

Cost is $300 per 8-week session.

Classes are taught by veteran improviser and LATCo founder, T.C. Matherne

To sign up for classes or additional information, please email leatheraprontheatreco@gmail.com!