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)
Sarah Morgan Ashey
Sarah Morgan Ashey is an actress, improviser, writer & baker originally from Memphis, Tennessee.
Some of her favorite credits include: Emily Webb (Our Town), Queen Aggravain (Once Upon a Mattress), May (The Last Train to Nibroc) and Miss Piggy (We Love TV Presents: The Muppet Show!).
You can catch Sarah perform every week with Sick Passenger (improv) at the Peoples Improv Theater.
Her original written works have been performed in the Tennessee Women’s Theater Festival, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, The Peoples Improv Theater and more. Sarah is the co-writer of the musical, A Hardboiled Christmas, which was professionally produced at the Boiler Room Theater in Nashville, TN. Most recently, her new TV pilot script, Flying Blind, co-created with her writing partner, Frankie Johnson, was named a winner in the First Ten Pages Screenplay Competition.
She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband Paul and is the proud co-owner of Kings Kolache, a Brooklyn based bakery featured on the Today Show, NPR and Bon Appetit Magazine.
Listen below to hear more about Sarah’s teaching style and improv philosophy, and to learn more about The PIT in her discussion with PIT Founder Ali Farahnakian.