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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)

Alyssa Davis

Alyssa Davis very recently moved to New York, and has been studying and performing improv for nearly at decade in Chicago. She improvised with the musical team the DelTones, her Harold team “Daffodil”, the Spanish language team “Heraldo”, and her all-ladies team “Ms. Mistoffelees”, as well as stepping in with both the non-musical and Musical “Armando”!  In early 2019, she took a two month tour of Adelaide, Australia with the Musical group Baby Wants Candy and Thrones! the Musical.

She formerly worked with “Chaos Theory”, “Nightingale”, and “Emergency Sleepover” at iO.  She is the co-creator of the video group “Cedarville Comedy” and performs in XVP Comedy Shorts.  She is an original cast member of “Improvised Mythology”, “Will You Accept this Rose?”, and “Fan/Fiction”.  She performed in the Directing Showcases “A Bit Too Far” and “Doom and Gloom”.  Some of her favorite former roles include Helen of Troy in Trojan Women, every character in Midsummer, and Iphigenia in Agamemnon and his Daughters, an Emmy-Award Winning Documentary about the Dah Theatar in Serbia.  Be kind to each other!

Class Schedule
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 07/08/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 07/15/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 07/22/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 07/29/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 08/05/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 08/12/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 08/19/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Level 1: Introduction To Improv   Mon 08/26/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Grad Show | Level 1 Improv | Davis 9/3   Tue 09/03/19   7:00pm   The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010 Register