Level 1: Introduction To Improv
Focus on the basic tools and building blocks of improvised comedy.Register
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)
Mike Brown is a teacher, Improviser, and actor who travels the globe teaching and performing his craft. He started improvising in 2005 as a Philadelphia Phillies “Phanstormer” (aka: cheerleader), and then eventually in New York studying with The Magnet, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and The People’s Improv Theater. He created The Mike Brown Solo Improv Extravaganza in 2009, and has been teaching the form of Solo Improv since 2012. Mike has performed in over 35 Improv festivals worldwide, and doesn’t plan on slowing it down anytime soon. You can see him perform regularly at The PIT in Fury, Solo Improv Showcase, and in Hackensack, NJ with Howdy Stranger.
He lives in Harlem with his cat, Minerva.