Category Archives: Behind the 8 Ball

New York Improv Theater: Five SEL Classroom Games, how to play

New York Improv Theater regularly drops by schools in the tri-state area to deliver SEL (Social emotional learning) via school assemblies, workshops, residencies and Professional Development for Teachers. Here are five games we like to play in a typical one … Continue reading

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New York Improv Theater: FIVE Warm Up/Group Circle Games

New York Improv Theater treats every class like a rehearsal and every rehearsal like a class. Whether learning Improv for the first time, or rehearsing with seasoned professionals these warm up games get the group working and playing together. Bring … Continue reading

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New York Improv Theater: Indy Team Showcases Coming Soon

The New York Improv Theater has been back open for shows and classes since April, and now we want to create more opportunities for NYC area artists. EMAIL is for more info and to share your interest. Indy Team Showcases: … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Improv Games: How to Play Interactive Games

At any given show, whether at our off-Broadway public performance in Times Square NYC, or at one of our private events for corporate teams, colleges, families or k12 outreach, this list incorporates some of our favorite Improv Games. Join us … Continue reading

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Laughter IS the Best Medicine

It doesn’t take much to get the average person to laugh. Picture a lineup of funny movies or television shows, and chances are that you let out a chuckle just thinking about them. Over the years, psychologists have found that … Continue reading

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Fun Facts: Humble Beginnings NYC Improv Comedy

Starting a comedy troupe Origin of the Name First Show Fun Facts: Humble Beginnings NYC Improv Comedy The first show under the name of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH happened in 2002. Both focused by the horrifying events of the previous … Continue reading

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Promotional Event: Sunday 10/10 Show, Workshop & Pizza Party

CLICK HERE or use form below to register $40 ticket includes 12pm workshop/improv jam session, 2:15 Pizza Party and VIP SEATS to our 3pm show and first round from the bar! Easily a $75-100 value if purchased separately. $120 registration … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Comedy Workbook

Stand-Up Comedy Workbook by Walt Frasier BUY NOW Get this book FOR FREE with registration of class. NEXT ONLINE CLASS starts October 4, 2021, Mondays 8:30pm (Improv at 7:30pm) Stand-Up Comedy Workbook DEVELOP A FIVE-MINUTE ROUTINE IN FOUR EASY STEPS … Continue reading

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Stage Craft: Building Rehearsal Cubes

Below is a how to guide, pictures from my build of six rehearsal cubes. Also below us a video of a master Craftsman. But I think my instructions better suit those of us otherwise challenged in such arts. Lol Currently … Continue reading

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Online Classes Continue August 2021 by popular demand

I never though I’d still be teaching online 17 months later. However, now that I’m back doing 4-20 shows/week and classes in person, hanging out from home for a few hours is actually fun and relaxing. Come by and play, … Continue reading

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