Improv for Everyone

Class Schedule

2015 CLASSES

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UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

SUMMER 2015

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:
Tuesday, July 21 — 7:00p-10:00pm with Audrey Rapoport THIS CLASS IS FULL
Tuesday, July 28 — 7:00p-10:00pm with Rebecca Stuard THIS CLASS IS FULL
Info & Registration


 

BYC (BUILD YOUR CHOPS) – IMPROV WORKOUT SESSIONS

Our new & improved version of Drop-In class. We wanted to change the thinking around them which is why we changed the name. They aren’t merely “drop in” classes, they are an option for students in between classes who want to continue to learn. They will have a class-like feel instead of a “in the meantime” feel. BYC sessions will consist of a series of 3 classes focusing on an aspect of improv such as characters, adding information, or listening. There will also be a show included.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Improv Fundamentals

AUGUST BYC:
Tuesdays – August 4, 11, 18 @ 7pm-10pm

AUGUST 4th IS FULL 

AUGUST 11th IS FULL 

AUGUST 18 IS FULL

Focus: helping any students feel comfortable doing spacework, making active choices, and seeing how object-work can help support and fuel a scene.
Instructors: Yuval Boim & Rebecca Stuard

Class Limit 12-14 students.


 

FALL CLASSES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

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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

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Ladies of improv! GOOD GIRLS AREN’T FUNNY

On Thursday, July 30, for one night only Holly will be giving her original talk GOOD GIRLS AREN’T FUNNY in NYC.

  (register here). 

nagg2After years of performing, teaching, and directing improv Holly couldn’t help but notice a trend in her women students and fellow improvisers…and herself. It was a strange shift that they would do seemingly without rhyme or reason, slipping from brave, confident, bold performers to meek, slightly insecure, safe ones that were happy to follow and let others take the lead and show up big. Continue reading “Ladies of improv! GOOD GIRLS AREN’T FUNNY” »


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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 podcast with Holly

Listen to Groundling David Hoffman talk with Holly about her days as a company member as part of his ongoing podcast series.

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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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NPR: When The Art of the Deal Includes Improv

On Dec 7, 2012 NPR ran a story about the importance of improv training in the top business schools.

Check it out! Click here to listen…