Introduction to Improv

This first level improv class is a great way to learn a new skill while meeting some fantastic people along the way. It's the perfect place to start. Whether you're just trying to get better at thinking on your toes or have aspirations of joining an improv troupe and performing regularly, our experienced instructor will guide you through the process.

Improv class turned house troupe (The Stand-ins): from left to right, Sarah Morgan, Travis Stevenson, Purav Patel, Joseph Earnest, Meredith Kerr, Toni Doman, Annina Russell, Maggie Carpenter, Dustin Arron, & Kayla Stevenson.

Our Awesome Teacher: Michael Gerber!

Center: Michael Gerber, can often be seen with his bongo drum, which he uses to help direct action in class and during shows.

Michael Gerber grew up in Portland, Oregon (before it was cool!) where he fell in love with the local theater scene, particularly improvised comedy! All throughout his college days, Michael spent the majority of his time learning and performing as much comedy improv as possible (instead of finding a date…). He would go on to perform and teach comedy improv for all ages, most recently through the education department at Barter Theatre, in Abingdon, Virginia, and through his new theatre performance school, Appalachian Performing Arts Academy.

Michael is very excited to be working with all these hilarious folks at Blue Ridge Comedy!

Improv Class Dates and times:

Improv 101 (intro) Monday starting May 15
6:15 - 8:30 PM

Improv 201 Tuesday starting May 16
6:15 - 8:30 PM

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