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UPCOMING CLASSES

 

INTRO TO IMPROV: 3-HOUR CLASS

JUNE DATES:

• THURS, JUNE 14, 7-10pm w/Holly Mandel (SOLD OUT!!)

• TUES, JUNE 19, 7-10pm w/Sarah Hicks

JULY DATES:

• MON,  JULY 9,  7-10pm w/Holly Mandel

• WED, JULY 18, 7-10pm w/Rebecca Stuard

• TUES, JULY 24, 7-10pm w/Michael Goldfried

Cost: $50

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


FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION: (10 Weeks)

SOLD OUT! - MONDAY NIGHTS

Instructor: Rebecca Stuard

Dates: May 14 - July 30

NO CLASS May 28, July 2

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION: (12 weeks)

SOLD OUT! - TUESDAY NIGHTS

Instructor: Rebecca Stuard

Dates: May 1 - July 24

NO CLASS July 3

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30 pm

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

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

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION: (10 weeks)

SOLD OUT! - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Instructor: Sarah Hicks

Dates: June 6 - August 15 (No Class July 4)

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

Location: Playwrights Downtown, 440 Lafayette Street 3rd Floor | New York NY 10003


SCENE WORK BASICS: (8 WEEKS)

TUESDAY NIGHTS (2 SPOTS LEFT!!)

Instructor: Yuval Boim

Dates: May 22 - July 17

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Class meets once a week for 8 weeks

NO CLASS July 3

Cost: $360/$315 refresher

Prerequisite: FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROV


SPECIALTY WORKSHOP SERIES

MUSIC IMPROV I (8 CLASSES):

SOLD OUT!- WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Instructor: Rob Schiffman

Guest Instructor: Deb Rabbai

Dates: May 2 - June 27

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm or 8:00-11:00 (3 of the classes)

Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 30 June 27  7-10:00pm

June 6, 13, 20 8-11:00pm

*no class May 23

Cost: $480

Prerequisite:

FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROV or A Level 1 at another improv school


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.