*Depending on demand, ATNY will now break up Sunday Improvisation Classes into 2 Groups, Honing Improvisation and Advanced Sketch Comedy Improvisation w/ final class Performance. Please register here, and Alex will audition you on the 1st day of class for placement.
*ATNY is now offering Advanced Improv – Sketch Comedy Presentation, by Audition. We kindly ask all actors to register here for Improvisation Class. We will audition actors to be included in the ATNY Sketch Comedy Presentation Class, which will be separated for the second class onward. In the words of Disney Exec Producer, Michael Feldman, improvisation is your most important class!
Confidence, Spontaneity, and the power of YOU! As we transition from child to teenage actors, our feelings of self-consciousness and fear of being embarrassed tend to activate every defense mechanism in the mind, body, and voice. Consequently, the walls come up and we turn into safe versions of ourselves, suppressing every natural and instinctual urge to be funny, silly, and real, at the risk of appearing flawed or simply (gasp!) human. But, if you’re taking the craft seriously and/or currently auditioning, this must not come into play. You must be able to take big chances and leave it all in the audition room.
Our Teens Improv class is the safest environment to take the biggest risks! It is one of our most popular classes because it’s less about doing (performing, acting, forcing) and more about being. Strengthen your auditions by being comfortable in your own skin! Get out of your head and trust yourself, as you learn to make solid choices and go with your gut. This will lead to wonderful moments in your acting, as some of the best lines and choices in movie history came from the willingness to improv in the moment.
Dare to have fun! And, you’ll see the difference in your auditions! A must class for all actors!