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Level 1: Introduction To Improv

Focus on the basic tools and building blocks of improvised comedy.

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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.

(Please note all instructors are subject to change without notice)

Jason Specland

Jason Specland has been teaching and performing improv comedy for over 25 years. He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the original Artistic Director of the No Parking Players. Jason has performed improv at Upright Citizens Brigade, ComedySportz, the Armory, and at the Jekyll and Hyde Club as a mad scientist to scare tourists. At the PIT, he has been on several house teams (Watson, Technicolor, 1-800-LONDON, Regina) and musical house teams (East Side Orphan Riot, Punchbowl, Slick Zombie). Indie shows include Neti Pot Pie, The Austen Family Improv Players, and GEORGE/MARTHA: An improvised “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Class Schedule
  Mon 04/13/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 04/20/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 04/27/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 05/04/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 05/11/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 05/18/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 06/01/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 06/08/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Sat 06/13/20   6:00pm   The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010