What we're about

This group offers weekly improv classes & performance opportunities appropriate for all levels, even those with zero experience.

-- Are you a bit shy and looking to get more comfortable with your public speaking?

-- Are you a working professional hoping to be a bit more spontaneous during your meetings and interactions with co-workers?

-- Or are you an actor or improv comedian looking to take your craft to the next level?

Then this is the group for you!

In the weekly class I offer, you will learn the fundamentals of scene work (role playing) and work through various exercises designed to help make your scene work more successful. You'll be on your feet quite a bit as I'm believer that you learn (and have more fun) through doing rather than hearing an instructor talk. Brief individual notes will be given, if that's what you're looking for, and tailored to your level of experience. At the end of each class, I'm confident you'll feel a sense of accomplishment that will leave you more energized and excited to tackle the challenges of everyday life, whether at your work place or in your personal life.

In the weekly jams which are always free, you will have an opportunity to try improv on a stage in a low pressure supportive environment.

There are also free comedy shows in which I invite established improv groups and sometimes other comics. One way to learn improv is also to watch other more experienced groups do improv, which can give you inspiration.

If these are elements you would look for, this group may be worth a try. Alternately, if you know of anyone who is looking for an affordable but satisfying improv experience - beginner or otherwise, please send them my way.

Hope to see you there,

Steve

http://www.facebook.com/improvnow

nycimprovnow@gmail.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday Drop-in Improv Class 7pm-9pm ($15)

Needs a location

This is an improv class for all levels, including those with or without improv experience.

The focus will be on improvising scenes, which is considered long-form improv. This is in contrast to short-form improv, which has a focus in games. There will also be practice performing improv sets in ensemble groups. Every week will have a different focus.

Friday Improv Jam 6:30pm ($10)

Needs a location

This is the Friday Happy Hour Improv Jam! ALL who show up are welcome to perform improv!

The jam will consist of 2-person scenes and group scenes. All scenes will be inspired by a suggestion of a random word, announced verbally from the audience!

## You can get free admission to the improv show afterwards

Details:
This jam will start at 6:30pm and end around 7:30pm.

Cost:
The cost is $10. If possible, please message Steve beforehand for electronic payment details (Venmo/Zelle/Paypal/Cashapp). If you RSVP and pay electronically more than 24 hours in advance, the cost is $7

Sign up:
To sign up to perform, RSVP here

The Community Show! 7:30pm ($7)

Needs a location

This is an improv show, totally made up!

There will be 3 groups performing long form improv sets (each set is about 16-18 minutes). The show will conclude with a group jam set at the end, where all performers and audience are welcome to perform!

Some weeks may offer a different format, where everyone will do 2 sets, with the first set being 7-8 minutes, and the 2nd set being 12-14 minutes.

Cost: $7 for performers and audience. The show is free if you already paid for the 6:30pm jam which is $10. If possible, please contact me for electronic payment details (Venmo/Zelle/Paypal/Cashapp are accepted)

To sign up to perform in one of the sets: RSVP here. If you are performing, out of respect for all the other performers, you must stay for all of the 3 sets (excluding the jam set).

Sunday Drop-in Improv Class 3pm-5pm ($15)

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This is a drop-in improv class appropriate for all levels, including those with no experience looking to improve at public speaking, or simply wanting to try something new. This class is also appropriate for those with improv experience. Each week we will work on different skills to allow you to gain the fundamentals for creating effective and entertaining scenes that will give you a sense of accomplishment when you're finished.

The class will start with warm up exercises, and later delve into 2 person scenes, and other long-form improv techniques.

The cost is $15, and you can pay at the class either with cash or electronic payment.

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