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UPCOMING CLASSES

 

INTRO TO IMPROV: 3-HOUR CLASS

AUGUST DATES:

• SAT, AUGUST 18, 10:30am-1:30pm w/Holly Mandel

SEPTEMBER DATES:

• SAT, SEPTEMBER 8, 10:30am-1:30pm w/Holly Mandel

• MON, SEPTEMBER 17, 7:00pm-10:00pm w/Holly Mandel

• THURS, SEPTEMBER 20, 7:00pm-10:00pm w/Michael Goldfried

Cost: $50

Prerequisite: NONE (must be at least 18 years of age)


FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION

MONDAY EVENINGS (12 WEEKS)

Instructor: Rebecca Stuard

Dates: September 17 - December 3

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $495 Full / $470 Intro Grad / $415 Refresher

Prerequisite: NONE (must be at least 18 years of age)

 

THURSDAY EVENINGS (12 WEEKS)

Instructor: Paula Christensen

Dates: September 27 - December 20 (NO CLASS November 22)

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $495 Full / $470 Intro Grad / $415 Refresher

Prerequisite: NONE (must be at least 18 years of age)


SCENE WORK BASICS

TUESDAY EVENINGS (8 WEEKS)

Instructor: Yuval Boim

Dates: September 25 - November 13

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $360 Full / $315 Refresher

Prerequisite: FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROV (must be at least 18 years of age)


GET OUTTA YOUR HEAD!

TUESDAY EVENINGS (8 WEEKS)

Instructor: Rebecca Stuard

Guest Instructor: Daiva Deupree

Dates: October 2 - November 20

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $360 Full / $315 Refresher

Prerequisite: SCENE WORK BASICS (must be at least 18 years of age)


ADVANCED SCENE WORK

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS (8 WEEKS)

Instructor: Yuval Boim

Dates: September 26 - November 28 (No class October 31 or November 21)

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $360 Full / $315 Refresher

Prerequisite: GET OUTTA YOUR HEAD (must be at least 18 years of age)


MUSIC IMPROV I

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS (8 WEEKS)

Instructor: Deb Rabbai

Location: All classes will be held at Studios 353 on 353 West 48th Street, 2nd floor, except on November 14th, which will be held at the Players Theater (Address at top of page)

Dates: 

Wed Oct 3
Tues Oct 9
Wed Oct 17
Wed Oct 24
Tues Oct 30
Wed Nov 7
Wed Nov 14
Tues Nov 20

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Cost: $480

Prerequisite: FUNDAMENTALS or LEVEL 1 from any Improv school (must be at least 18 years of age)


MUSIC IMPROV III

MONDAYS EVENINGS (8 WEEKS)

Instructor: Rob Schiffman

Dates: September 24 - November 12

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Cost: $480

Prerequisite: MUSIC IMPROV II (must be at least 18 years of age)


UNLESS SPECIFIED, CLASSES ARE LOCATED AT
115 Macdougal Street, NY, NY 10012

Nearest subway stop is W4th St // Classes are on the 2nd and 3rd Floors and our black box theater is located on the 3rd Floor.


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 HOLLY MANDEL: IMPROVOLUTION founder, GROUNDLING alumna

HOLLY MANDEL: IMPROVOLUTION founder, GROUNDLING alumna

Improv for Everyone. That is our motto and our philosophy.

 

Founded by Los Angeles GROUNDLING alumna Holly Mandel in 2002, IMPROVOLUTION is an improv school, a group of performers, and dare we say philosophy of how to live, create, and collaborate on and off stage. If you want to learn it, we can teach you. It’s not about being funny or clever or aggressive, or needing to be a good actor or performer. It's not reducible to one format, game, or rule. It’s about investing in and getting behind the part of yourself that is fearless, creative, open, spontaneous, and likes the idea of creating with others. Improvisation has been and always will be a “team sport”. And IMPROVOLUTION carries on the GROUNDLINGS tradition of a character-based emphasis to improv.

Basically improv is just kinda awesome. It helps people work together in amazing ways. It helps people think faster on their feet and trust their ideas. It helps people see that they don’t have to have everything figured out to participate fully, have fun, and create. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We want everyone who is interested to experience the freedom, joy, and individual and collective creativity that improv unlocks.