Acting Improvisation

HB Studio offers both online classes and in-person classes at the Studio. Before your first class, please review the information outlined on the relevant page(s). Class titles below indicate which are running online vs. in person.


Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10 week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.

For actors who want to improve their acting skills through improvisation, this class amplifies the technique work in Level 1 and supports the work with scenes in Levels 2 and 3. The first session will be dedicated to the choices you need to make to structure a viable improvisation, with emphasis placed on circumstances, relationships, tension, and subtext. In the following sessions, you will improvise scenes based on play and film summaries given a short preparation period in class. There is no work outside of class. Through this inventive process, you develop immediacy, creativity and partnering skills, and hone your instincts for making productive dramatic choices. Actors of all levels are welcome.

ACTING IMPROVISATION INSTRUCTORS:
Rasa Allan Kazlas


Recommended Reading: A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR* by Uta Hagen,
AN ACTOR PREPARES by Stanislavsky, ON ACTING by Meisner, and ART OF DRAMATIC WRITING by Lajos Egri


For more information on other HB Studio acting classes in NYC, please feel free to download our course catalog.


You may join Part B without taking Part A:

Current and Upcoming