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 (5)

The Friday Improv Jam (FREE Online Performance Event) 6-7pm EDT

This is the Friday Happy Hour Improv Jam! ALL who show up are welcome to take the Zoom virtual stage and perform improv!

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

During scenes:
The use of the chat for performers/audience is encouraged, especially if you saw things you enjoyed in the scene. Given we aren't live, it's nice to hear validation. You can leave your microphone unmuted if you want to laugh and support others. If you have a noisy background, definitely mute it.

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Details:
This jam will start at 6pm and end at 7:15pm (or possibly much later) , EDT (Eastern - NY time) The room will be open at 5:55pm. The use of the computer (rather than smartphones) is strongly encouraged.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82267508925?pwd=TjZiWStmZDl6c1Noa1Q5VXZiQXpUdz09
Meeting ID:[masked]

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Performers: Please keep your camera off, unless you are in the scene.

Audience: Audience members are welcome to watch too. Please rename yourself with "(Audience)" after your name. If you change your mind and want to perform, you can message me and let me know even mid-way into the jam.

(ONLINE) Tuesday Drop-in Improv Class - 8-10pm EDT ($5)

This is an improv class appropriate for all levels. 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. This class will be taught online on Zoom.

Meeting ID:[masked]
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4776476334?pwd=RSt1SjR1MllPOUFQcTFjSVo2Qk1mZz09

** Must use a computer with reliable internet. Phones are not recommended.

The class is $5 - please contact me for payment. The fee can be waived for those with financial need (e.g. if you've been impacted by Covid-19).

(IN PERSON) Wednesday Drop-in Improv Class - 7-9pm EDT ($10)

This is an improv class appropriate for all levels. 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.

The class is $10, mainly to pay the cost of the room rental.

Please be vaccinated. Photo ID is needed to enter the building.

(ONLINE) The Thursday Improv Jam (FREE) 6:00-7:15pm EDT

This is the Thursday Happy Hour Improv Jam! ALL who show up are welcome to take the Zoom virtual stage and perform improv!

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

During scenes:
The use of the chat for performers/audience is encouraged, especially if you saw things you enjoyed in the scene. Given we aren't live, it's nice to hear validation. You can leave your microphone unmuted if you want to laugh and support others. If you have a noisy background, definitely mute it.

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Details:
This jam will start at 6pm and end at 7:15pm (or possibly much later) , EDT (Eastern - NY time) The room will be open at 5:55pm. The use of the computer (rather than smartphones) is strongly encouraged.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82267508925?pwd=TjZiWStmZDl6c1Noa1Q5VXZiQXpUdz09
Meeting ID:[masked]

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Performers: Please keep your camera off, unless you are in the scene.

Audience: Audience members are welcome to watch too. Please rename yourself with "(Audience)" after your name. If you change your mind and want to perform, you can message me and let me know even mid-way into the jam.

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