The Improv Lab

Run with it… gain confidence and experience improvising
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In this fun, confidence building 7-week workshop, you’ll learn and apply the fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various improvisational exercises, games, and short-form scene work that encourage communication, active listening, trust, agreement, and character development.

This workshop is designed for beginners to those with some improv experience and specifically for actors, comedians, hosts, speakers, or anyone else who wants to give improv a try. (More advanced workshops coming soon.) You will have lots of opportunity to apply these concepts into fully improvised scenes in a fun, creative, and encouraging atmosphere, led by accomplished improv coach, Joel McCrary.

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Session Details

These sessions will continue throughout the year. Each session is a six-week, in-person course with the seventh week being a performance for family & friends. And of course, we’ll want to encourage people to take more advanced improv workshops as they are offered in the near future.


$ 200


$ 180


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Must be 18 or older.

Space is Limited!

There are only slots for 18 people, so you are guaranteed to get plenty of opportunities to perform and lots of one-on-one attention from the instructor!

Upcoming Improv Lab Sessions
Joel McCrary
Joel McCrary

Primary Improv Coach

Joel McCrary has worked in the entertainment industry for over 35 years as an actor, writer and director. His film credits include The Princess Diaries (1&2) as “Prime Minister Motaz,” American Beauty, Mystery Men, Best In Show, Alien Raiders, and Thor. You also may have seen him on the small screen in Justified, Cold Case, Kickin’ It, Boston Legal, The Middle, Seinfeld, The Bernie Mac Show, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Malcolm in the Middle, Trial & Error, and The Big Bang Theory. As a voiceover artist, you’ve heard his voice in The Smurfs (1&2), Over the Hedge, Howl’s Moving Castle, Charlotte’s Web, The Star, and Smallfoot. He has been the voice of “Baloo” (from Disney’s Jungle Book) for over 20 years.

He is an original member of the critically acclaimed comedy/improv group Houseful of Honkeys. Joel was director of Inflatable Betty’s improv/comedy shows Truth or Dare and The Rainbow Squad Rides Again.

He is the co-writer, director, and producer of Fellowship! The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring” which has won multiple awards including a Saturn Award and LA Weekly’s Musical of the Year. He also was a writer on Disney XD’s show Kickin’ It! for four seasons (plus he played the recurring role of Bobby Wasabi.) He then went on to be a producer/writer/director for Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything! He also played the series regular role of Baldric in the 5th season of Dwight in Shining Armor.

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