Program Details

Improv Acting: Everyone Can Create a Scene

Tom Neile

Course Description

Most people think Improv is either standup comedy or "Whose Line Is It Anyway.True improv is much more than that. True improvisers create great scenes spontaneously. You don't have to be funny, clever, or even outgoing. All you need to be is human. In this series, you'll learn a few simple, basic techniques and tools. And in no time, you'll be performing fun, funny, rewarding improvised scenes and ultimately little plays or other improvised pieces. There are no jokes, no props, no costumes—just a couple of chairs, a stage, and humans being human poking fun at our humanity. You can do this! Space is limited.


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About the Instructor

  • Tom Neile is the owner of Doghouse Theater, Delray Beach, where he directs, teaches and performs improv and standup comedy. From 2011-20, he was an owner, director and instructor at Just The Funny Theater, Miami. He is the author of two books on improv, "The Tao of Improv" and "Tao Two: Quantum Improv..." He was the founder of Fakespeare (an improvised musical Shakespeare troupe). Neile has performed improv in NYC, Chicago, San Diego and Florida. He currently teaches a weekly online improv workshop for students from around the world, and teaches an in-person class at Doghouse Theater based on his books.