Friday 6/21 – Friday 8/9

18+

$249 + fees

In this class you will use scene work and group exercises to explore the joy of improvisation, be more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn  “Yes, and…!” until you have to say “No, thank you”. Focus on positive choices to initiate scenes, real-life and character monologues grounded in TRUTH! Students will perform The Armando for their grad show, giving improvised monologues and performing scenes based off said monologues!

***Grad Show will be held Sunday 8/11 at 3pm***

Calendar for Level 1 Improv | Shulman & Alu

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 4:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

Instructors

Dana Shulman

Dana Shulman

Improv, Improv for Educators, Private Coaching

Dana Shulman is an improviser, actor, teacher, coach, and silly long distance runner.  She is a faculty member, producer, and performer at The Peoples Improv Theater and is a founding member of independent improv team Student Driver (est. 2010). Dana is a proud member of ComedySportz NYC and one of the co-founders of Socially Distant Improv.  She has been teaching cool humans of all ages for more than a decade through programs such as Opening Act and Manhattan Youth.  Dana loves playing and having fun with all her students and teammates, her husband Giancarlo, her cats Murphy and Monster, and her brand new baby Miles who already has a slew of improv performance credits like his mama.

Originally trained in theater, Kimberly Alu has performed and written for venues across New Jersey and New York including Count Basie, Princeton University, The Player’s Club, and The Duke on 42nd Street. After moving to Los Angeles, Kimberly continued to write for several sketch comedy groups and has performed on countless improv teams including Sketch Time Strangers and Sweet Tweets, which was presented at The Second City Hollywood to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Additionally, her short play Jumper received best original play at the Manhattan Repertory Theater and the Midtown International Theater Festival. Her original full length play Carnival Games also won best play at The Thespis Theater Festival.

Since moving back to New York, Kimberly has immersed herself in the improv and sketch world, taking up work at The Peoples Improv Theater and Gotham Writers Workshop as well as starting her own digital improv network Socially Distant Improv when New York went into full lockdown mode in March of 2020. She has completed over 40 original sketch comedy pieces, a half hour comedy pilot, two docu-series, and countless plays. Kimberly has developed her own line of improv classes, Approach to Dramatic Improv and Advanced Dramatic Improv, directly inspired by her background in acting, for The Peoples Improv Theater. Most recently, she was responsible for creating and implementing the full comedy curriculum for Dallas Comedy Club and helped to curate a series of shows for their Mainstage, including her absolute favorite, The Family Funny Interactive Improv Show.