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Winter/Spring Adult Classes

Spring Semester Dates: March 7th, 2023 – June 1, 2023

Spring Session Starts Tuesday, March 7th!

“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

Have an idea for a class with you and 7 of your friends? We can offer customizable classes! Contact info@piventheatre.org

Session I

Improvisation, Games, and Risk-Taking  
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$225
March 7, 2023 – April 11, 2023

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!

Improvisation, Games, and Risk-Taking  
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$225
March 9, 2023 – April 13, 2023

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

Improvisation, Games, and Risk-Taking  
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$225
April 25, 2023 – May 30, 2023

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 & Scene
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$225
April 27, 2023 – June 1, 2023

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.

Stay tuned for more spring offerings!