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2022 Fall Adult Classes

Fall Session Starts September 20th!

“Every day I realize more and more that my ability to hear and really understand the spoken word, and my love for bringing life to the written word, does not come from anything I learned in school.  It all comes from Byrne and Joyce Piven.”

Murphy Monroe

Alum / Executive Director, Actors Gymnasium

Session I

Improv, Games and Risk-Taking

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

September 20 – October 25, 2022

$225

Want to know what Piven is all about? Are you interested in getting into a theater class, shaking off the dust, and activating your creativity? This class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games and improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. Perfect for all students looking to discover and re-discover our work!

Improv, Games and Risk-Taking

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

September 22 – October 27, 2022

$225

Want to know what Piven is all about? Are you interested in getting into a theater class, shaking off the dust, and activating your creativity? This class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games and improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. Perfect for all students looking to discover and re-discover our work!

Session II

Improv, Games and Risk-Taking 

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

November 1 – December 13 (no class Tuesday, November 22)

$225

Want to know what Piven is all about? Are you interested in getting into a theater class, shaking off the dust, and activating your creativity? This class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games and improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. Perfect for all students looking to discover and re-discover our work!

Improv and Scene

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

November 3 – December 15 (no class Thursday, November 24)

$225

In this class, students prepare and rehearse scenes from contemporary plays, utilizing improvisation and games to deepen characters and relationships. Students explore how Piven uses the impulsiveness of improvisation during the rehearsal process while being restrained by and respectful of the script. This class is taught by senior teacher Joanne Underwood. Best for students who have taken Improvisation, Games and Risk Taking or Games, Story and Scene, but previous experience is not required.