Improv and Sketch

After School Theater Program

WHO: For 5th-8th Grades

WHERE: Old First Church (729 Carroll Street @ 7th Avenue)

WHEN: Thursdays; 5:00-6:30PM

DATES: September 22-December 22

COST: $685 (school pick-up: $325)

Program Description


Over the course of this workshop, actors will work to hone their ensemble skills and learn the basics of improvisaton and sketch comedy. Students will work on mastering multiple improv games and use their learning as a lens in examining the world they are creating and inhabiting in their social lives. We will pay special attention to encouraging and engaging each voice in the room to be heard throughout the process. We will generate ideas, create situations and settings, identify absurdities, write and perform our own sketches and bring them to hilarious conclusions. Students who have participated in Improv and Sketch can return to the class and continue to build and develop their skills.

Families will be invited to an informal share on December 15th during class time to see what the ensemble has been working on. This is the class before the final class on 12/22.

Important Program Details

Important Details

  • No class 11/24/22 for Thanksgiving Recess.

School Pick-Up Available

  • BAL picks up at the following schools: PK 280, PS 10, 39, 107, 154, 295, 321, Berkeley Carroll, and Poly Prep.
  • If your school is not on this list, please email us at We will do our very best to coordinate a pick-up from your child’s school.
  • School pick-up cost: $325