The truth is funny. – Del Close

Improv + Sketch Comedy

Indoor Theater Program

WHO: For 5th-8th Grades

WHERE: BAL South Slope/56 Windsor Place @ 8th Avenue

WHEN: Mondays; 5:00-6:30PM

DATES: January 3rd-June 13th

COST: $1,050 (school pick-up: $500)

Program Description


Over the course of this workshop, actors will work to hone their ensemble skills and learn the basics of improvisation and sketch comedy. Over the course of the workshop students will master 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.

Important Program Details

Important Details

  • No class on January 17th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), February 21st (Presidents Day), April 18th (Spring Recess), May 30th (Memorial Day).
  • Learn more about BAL’s Safety Policies & Guidelines here.

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: $500