Category Archives: Behind the 8 Ball

Improv Show Success: Individual & Team New York Improv Theater

Yesterday, I (Walt Frasier, Artistic Director) laid out some notes for new cast members on our professional team. Here are three things to do for EVERY show, to ensure today’s success and long term growth. This is similar to how … Continue reading

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New York Improv Theater: 20 Years: What a crazy journey it has been!

Saturdays 3pm our signature improv comedy show. Saturdays 12pm Improv Comedy Jam Adults Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Kids Class Check Menu links for additional upcoming shows and classes. EMAIL for more advanced classes, group sales and private events – hilarious … Continue reading

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Virtual Improv Comedy Workshop Game Descriptions

Walt Frasier has now logged 3000+ hours of teaching Improv Comedy online since March 2020. This is his go to lesson plan for new students as well as workshops with both corporate teams and K12 schools. The messaging and packaging … Continue reading

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New York Improv Theater: Nicholas Nieves teaches Chess to 3yos

See Nicholas Nieves performing live in Times Square NYC and touring with New York Improv Theater’s professional cast. Nick also teaches the Sunday 12pm advanced Improv class. New Classes start in Times Square January 29/30. Online class sessions start new … Continue reading

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New York Improv Theater: Workshops for k12 Schools, Camps, Community Centers

New York Improv Theater, home of the original Improv 4 Kids, delivers top tier edutainment – shows & workshops for K12 schools, camps and community centers. In the past 18+ years we have presented 5000+ shows for K12 students and … Continue reading

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ONLINE FUNDRAISER: NO KID HUNGRY featuring New York Improv Theater’s Interactive Comedy Show

Join us January 3, 2022, Monday at 8pm, to ring in the new year and help us raise funds for NO KID HUNGRY, on of our favorite charities dedicated to ending youth hunger. Every dollar helps feed up to 10 … Continue reading

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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: Top 5 Interactive Comedy Games & How to Play Them

New York Improv Theater has put a major emphasis on interactive comedy games since it’s humble beginning in 2002. In those days, the show was mostly sketch comedy and political musical parody, but we included a few improv games strictly … 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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