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Level 0: The Joy of Improv (Mondays) Rachel Oakes

Tuition: $175
Prerequisite: None
June 3-24th (4 weeks)
Mondays, 7pm - 10pm

Simple Studios
134 W. 29th Street, btwn 6th/7th Ave, 2nd Floor

Step 1

Dip your toe into the joyous pool of improv! Level 0 means 0% fear, 100% fun. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of longform improvisation. Every week you will play in a safe and positive class environment with group exercises and scenework. It’s the perfect spoonful of improv, come have a taste! Please note that there is no graduation show for this class.

RACHEL OAKES has been an improviser for ten years. She is a graduate of the two-year conservatory program at New Actors Workshop where she studied under Paul Sills and Kathy Hendrickson, among others, and has studied at Upright Citizens Brigade with Sean Conroy. Rachel has worked with various troupes around New York, focusing mostly on her two main groups, Present Elevation and God Freedom Fantastic. In 2005, Rachel became Manager of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. As Manager of Improvisation, she taught all levels of adult classes, as well as leading teen and children’s classes and camps. She also acted as a teaching artist in the Write-A-Play program, which conducts in-school workshops, using improvisational tools to teach children about playwriting. While in Florida, Rachel performed weekly with FST IMPROV in the 109-seat Goldstein Cabaret, playing to mostly sold out audiences.

“Rachel is the best! Awesome teacher, very encouraging and gave great, constructive criticism.” – Former Student

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Thanks for letting us know you're interested in this class! The more demand we hear from folks, the sooner we'll try to post a new session! Please note: this does not promise you a spot in a future class. Email classes@thepit-nyc.com if you have a group of friends that would want to take a class together