About the class

This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn how to say "yes, and…," make positive choices, initiate and commit to scenes, heighten, use tag-outs and walk-ons, and deliver real-life monologues.

The PIT's Introduction to Improv class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. There will be a final graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.


Dana Shulman

Dana Shulman is an actor, improviser, teacher, coach, and crazy distance runner originally from Boston and currently living in Washington Heights. She plays with PIT house team Poor Melissa and indie team Student Driver (founded in 2010).  Student Driver can be seen every Sunday at 7:30PM at Indie Road, one of the longest running shows at The PIT, and they are also the hosts of The Indie-Pendence Day Festival on The Fourth of July (since 2011).  Dana has also been seen performing with many other shows including The Campaign, PetProv, Ladies of The PIT, Best New York Comedy, Bad Date Theater, Unauthorized!, and her first one woman show Krashin Burn.  When not improvising, Dana loves running with The PIT's running club The Sweaty PITs and writes on her funny running related page Follow That Fanny Pack (@followthatfannypack on Instagram).  Dana loves being a part of the wonderful PIT community a whole bunch.