Improv for Everyone

Class Schedule

2015 CLASSES

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UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

SPRING 2015

LEVEL 1: Improvisation Basics

We are offering 3 classes starting the week of April 20:

Mondays – April 20-June 22, 7:00-9:30pm with Rebecca Stuard - FULL
Wednesdays – April 22-June 24, 7:00-9:30pm with Mandi Bedbury - FULL
Thursdays – April 23-June 25, 7:00-9:30pm with Rebecca Stuard - FULL
Info & Registration

 

LEVEL 2: Character & Scene Development

We are offering 2 classes starting the week of April 20:

Tuesdays – April 21-June 23, 7:00-9:30pm with Audrey Rapoport - FULL
Wednesdays – April 22-June 24, 7:00-9:30pm with Yuval Boim
Info & Registration

 

SPRING SPECIALTY SESSIONS

For all our students who have completed Level 2, we are offering 3-week Specialty classes on Wednesdays:

SESSION 1: CHARACTER IMPROV INTENSIVE with Michael Goldfried
DATES: Wednesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, 7-10pm

SESSION 2: IMPROV USING THEATER, FILM & TV STYLES with Michael Goldfried
DATES: Wednesdays, May 20, 27 and June 3, 7-10pm

Info & Registration

 


 

INTRO TO IMPROV: 3 HOUR DROP-IN CLASS

We offer an introduction to improv and what we do at Improvolution. It’s a fun and easy way to get a taste of what improv is…and is not. You’ll learn some of the basics in just 3 hours and see for yourself that truly ANYONE CAN IMPROVISE!

NEXT INTROS:
May intros to be announced soon!
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DROP-IN IMPROV SESSIONS

For students in-between levels or who want to stay sharp and brush up on their skills, we are now offering 3-week workout classes. Students will then be eligible to perform in the following Lovefest show! Sessions are $60 for 3 classes if you are not currently enrolled in a class with us, $30 if you are. There is a class limit so sign up today!

May session: Thursdays,  May 7, 14, & 28th
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LOCATION:

115 Macdougal Street (near W3rd St & 6th Ave)
3rd Floor
nearest subway: W4th Street

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Staff photography by Elko Weaver

http://www.elkophotography.com/

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Spring SHOWS are here!!!

We’ve got shows every Friday night! Come on down to 115 MacDougal St to join us for a fun night of improv based on YOUR suggestions!!!  Check out what’s coming up next…

May 8th – Gran’ma + Bourgewah

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The members of student troupe Gran’ma take the stage with our senior troupe The Bourgewah this Friday!!!  Come check out a night of long form improv at it’s finest!!!

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

May 15th – Spooya + Just Add Whiskey + Maryanne Farrell

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2 student troupes, and one scene written and performed by our very own, very funny, Maryanne Farrell!!!

BUY TICKETS HERE

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Notice Board

Drop-In Improv Workout Class

DROP-IN classes return in the new year alternating between TUESDAY NIGHTS and SATURDAY DAYS.

SEE SCHEDULE/REGISTER HERE

Stephen Colbert and How to Live Improv

Watch and read Stephen Colbert’s commencement speech – not only is it hilarious, he speaks about the lessons he gleaned from improv and how it gives you everything you need to know to live.

WATCH & READ HERE

Here’s a Gift Idea…Improv!

Know someone who’d love to take an improv class but won’t pull the trigger and sign up? Or would you like to help someone come up with a gift for yourself? A 3-hour Intro to Improv class or help paying for your next Level class? We have a great idea…gift certificates! Continue reading “Here’s a Gift Idea…Improv!” »

Groundlings 40th Anniversary in Vanity Fair

Holly, founder and Executive Director of Improvolution, got her start in improv at the world-renowned Groundlings Theater & School in Los Angeles and carried the legacy of character-based improv to NYC. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Groundlings and this article in VF is pretty cool… READ IT HERE

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Interview with Holly about “Good Girls Aren’t Funny”

Holly Mandel, Improvolution’s founder, was recently interviewed by Vanessa Fisher about her successful GOOD GIRLS AREN’T FUNNY talk & improv workshops that she has been doing in LA & NYC for several years.

Good Girls Aren’t Funny: Unlocking Women’s Leadership through Comedy & Improv Theatre”

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