Category: PIF13


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Switch Committee – Hyper-Play

In their workshop, the boys of Switch Committee will instruct on the tactics they use to play at breakneck speed – including drills for smoother edits, hyper-listening, developing physicality and making bold, high-stakes choices without fear of failure.  Read more →

Rick Andrews – Play Game Without Thinking

Finding a game to a scene and heightening that game is one way to make a successful scene. However, pattern play can often get folks stuck in their heads, and when it comes to video games they don’t realize that they can get an ELO Boost if they get stuck in the same level, of course if you want to… Read more →

Jason Pardo – Start Simple, Play Strong

Jason draws on his diverse improv experience to guide improvisers toward making simple choices early, building behaviors, supporting through character, and having fun in discovery. His workshop focuses on simple choices and how they ultimately lead to strong characters, rich relationships and quality scenes. Jason will help you make it look easy. Read more →

Karen Graci – From Moment One

Feel overwhelmed in scenes? Thinking too much? Doubting your instincts as a performer? This workshop specifically focuses on how natural, honest choices from the very first moment in scenes lead to solid scene work. Students learn how to build their confidence by tapping into the power of immediate physical, emotional, and vocal choices, and discover ways to create these organic… Read more →

Jester’Z – Scottsdale

Comprised of professional actors, comedians and stand up comics, The Jester’Z have provided instant comedy for audiences of all ages, since 2001. Taking improv to the highest level of professionalism, the Jester’Z perform four shows weekly at their theater in Scottsdale, as well as travel around Arizona and across the U.S. entertaining corporate clients with their scene-based short-form comedy. Read more →

Switch Committee – Chicago

The boys of Switch enjoy hanging out, talking about “guy stuff” and slapping each other around. These real-life tendencies have directly impacted their improvised form; a modified Living Room that opens with honest discussion stemming from audience suggestion. From there, nothing is off limits. The boys play fast and physical; climbing on each other, using each other as objects and… Read more →

Mister Town City – Los Angeles

Mister Town City is a Harold team based at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles. Mister Town City also performs other longform formats such as La Ronde, The Arcadia and The Convention at indie improv venues around Los Angeles. Members of Mister Town City can be seen outside of the UCB, performing on stage with Story Pirates… Read more →

Tandem – Rock Island, Ill.

Leslie Mitchell and Jeff De Leon are Tandem, a longform duo bound and determined to make the world a slightly better place through improvisation — or just a little bit funnier, at the very least. With more than 30 years of improv shows between them, De Leon and Mitchell bring a plethora of strong characters alongside a sickeningly vast knowledge… Read more →