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Presented by Artistic New Directions
Wednesdays 6:00pm until 7:30pm


Improvisation News Conservatory
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330 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10001
7th Ave between 28 & 29
in The Underground Theatre




Learn & apply 3 Simple principles of Improvisational Acting 

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Scotty's FREE IN Mixer Improv Warm-up Class

Part of the IN Mixer!
Saturdays 3:30pm until 4:15pm

Make sketch good theatre!
Sundays 1:30pm – 3:15pm

No pencils, no pens, no paper. Just you!
Sundays 3:30pm until 4:30pm

THE place to go when your sketch needs first aid!
Sundays 4:30pm until 5:30pm

TEACHING

Taught the principles of theatre and improvisation, specialized in using improvisation to develop new written works.  Created and developed courses and lesson plans. Lead group activities. Delivered pre-existing curriculums. Provided feedback and coaching. Coordinated showcases and performances for students.

Specifics include: Listening skills, establishing location, accepting offers and justification, returning positive active offers, supporting the physical and verbal reality of a scene, spontaneity, physicality, breathing & voice.

Artistic New Directions

2007-Present

Head of NYC Faculty & Ensemble Director

INStudios Conservatory

2012-Present

Head of Faculty &

Director

Just The Funny& Chasing Tales

2011-Present 

Guest Instructor & Director

Ithaca Long Form Improv 

2010-Present

Guest Instructor & Director

The Second City NYC

2006

Faculty - Comedy Writing

& Improvisation

University of Toronto

2001-2002

Visiting Lecturer Improvisation for Actors

Everyman Project Newmarket Ontario

High Schools

2002

Guest Artist in School  Theatrical development through Improvisation

Canadian Improv Showcase

2001-2002

Guest Instructor – Improvisational Acting

Eastdale Collegiate, Toronto Ontario High School

1999-2000

Guest Artist in School Theatrical development through Improvisation

The Home Team ProjectTown of Oakville, Ontario

1998

Instructor & Show Director

EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

·        BFA Theatre - York University                                                                                         

·        The Second City Toronto – Conservatory & National Touring Company

·        Master Classes in Improvisation  - Alan Arkin, Ed Asner & Keith Johnstone

·        Teacher Training - Michael Gellman, Gary Austin, & David Razowsky

·        Grant Writing - The Foundation Center NYC

·        Writing for TV - University of Toronto

THE DIRECTOR

PROFILE

25 years of experience.

Challenges creative artists to achieve their potential.

Motivator, problem solver, great sense of humor!


Used Improvisation to develop new work and directed that work to finished product in professional public show, often acting as Production Designer, (including sound, lighting, costume and prop design). 



The Twilight Zone Show

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Improvisation News

Underground Theatre NYC

Chasing Tales

Theatrical Improvisation

Just the Funny, Miami

The Star Wars Show

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Improvisation News

The ANDsemble

Long Form Improvisation

Artistic New Directions

Theatre 54, NYC

The Boob Tube Show

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Improvisation News

The Smell of

Pancakes & Success

Theatrical Improvisation

Ithaca Long Form Improv

Pulp Comics

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Improvisation News

He Loves Me Knot

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Improvisation News

Hot Summer Knights

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Improvisation News

The Rookie

Short play by Jeffrey Sweet

Mile Square Theatre,

Hoboken NJ

The Rookie

(Re-Mount)

Short play by Jeffrey Sweet

Artistic New Directions, NYC

 

Cat Lady w/out a Cat

Full length play by

Carrie Keskinen

The Secret Theatre

Long Island City

Non-Stop from Miami

Short play by Marti Maley

Artistic New Directions, NYC

Comedy on Wry

Ensemble sketch show

(also Head Writer)

Stingrays, Toronto

Toronto from Zed to “eh?”

Ensemble sketch show

(also Head Writer)

Top o’ the Senator, Toronto

Comedy @ The Vic

Producer & Director

Ensemble Improv show

The Victory Café, Toronto

 

PERFORMING (resume available upon request)

·        A semi-regular on The Late Show with David Letterman

·        Alumnus of The Second City National Touring Company

·        Performed Off-Broadway and in Feature Films

·        Professional actor & comedian in hundreds of professional productions

·        Appeared in over 25 TV commercials

·        Produced Musical Comedy CD & a series of comedy shorts for CBC Radio

 

MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS

·        President, Board of Directors. Artistic New Directions, 2007 - 2011    

·        Member in good standing: AEA, CAEA, ACTRA, Variety Club, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance

 

References Available Upon Request