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.


Nick Carrillo

Nick Carrillo is an actor/writer/comedian originally from Texas, now living in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in acting from the College of Santa Fe, and continued his acting studies at the Lee Strasburg Institute for Film and TV. He has also studied sketch/improv at UCB and the PIT, and is a performer/writer for the sketch group The Uncanny Valley, several indie-improv teams, and can be seen every Saturday with his PIT House team Gypsy Danger. He is currently performing in Puffs, Or Seven Increasingly Eventful years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, which has had a sold out run at The PIT, and was featured in such publications as The New York Times and Time Out NY. He was featured in the very first Improvised commercial for NBC/Lexus during "The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon," as well as several other commercials. He is also currently a teacher at The PIT.