Sunday 4/2 – Sunday 5/7




In this six part class, we will explore the fundamentals of six different improv formats. Each class is two hours long and we’ll aim to perform the format a minimum of 2-3 times throughout our time together. Students can expect a full breakdown of the formats prior to class each week, along with video examples of other teams performing the below formats as well. Even with our short time spent together, you’ll end the six weeks feeling comfortable and confident to hit the stage with any of these formats!

Students should have previously completed at least Level One Improv before joining, as things move fast!

  • Week One: The Slacker
  • Week Two: The Spokane
  • Week Three: The Meanwhile
  • Week Four: The Family Portrait
  • Week Five: The Murder Mystery
  • Week Six: The RomCom

Calendar for Fundamentals of Form


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.