New York Regional AIN

If you live, work, play near New York City, come to one of our regional meetings. We meet roughly every two months or so to share games, swap best practices, network, and continue to build this crazy field of Applied Improvisation.

Location: New York City
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Aug 26

Upcoming AIN-NYC Meeting

We hope you all had a fantastic summer! 

The AIN World Conference in Berlin recently ended, but that doesn't mean it's over. Paul Black and David Matthew Prior (and hopefully others) will lead the sharing of the conference at our next meeting...
Berlin Conference Re-cap
Thursday, 10/24 from 6:30-9:30pm
Pearl Studios - 12th Floor, Room 12A
500 Eighth Avenue (b/w 35th & 36th)
$0 if you went to Berlin, otherwise $14 online, $20 at the door
See you on the 24th!

Zohar Adner and Lindsey Caplan
AIN-NYC Co-chairs

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Comment by Caitlin McClure on February 8, 2011 at 5:01pm

Don't miss the next NY Regional Meeting February 17!


We are very lucky to have the cellist Stephanie Winters offer us 

Singing Your Song In The World: A Workshop About Purpose.


This workshop is ideal for all facilitators of Applied Improv, whether you are experienced or new to the field. You will be expertly guided through the process of using song as a metaphor, both to help you clarify your purpose and to give you tools to use in your own projects.

6:30-9:30 on Thursday, Feb. 17th in room 409 of Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.


Click   to register!


The cost is $15 to cover room rental and snax. See you there!


-Zohar and Caitlin

AIN-NYC Regional Coordinators


Comment by Deborah Kaufmann on December 26, 2010 at 1:05pm

Mention AIN NYC for a $100 automatic discount on this inspiring class!

Character Mask to Clown--with Deborah Kaufmann
Inspired by the teaching of Richard Pochinko
A multi-disciplinary way for any artist to make direct connection to aspects of his/her true self, for devising material and performance. In the spirit of playfulness we will face the six directions of self: North, West, South, East, Above and Below, by painting, sculpting masks with clay, dancing, singing, improvisation, character investigation and writing. All six masks are combined to create a persona that is unique, with a deeply personal mythology and imagined environment.
For artists in all disciplines and the seriously curious.
“I highly recommend this workshop to people interested in the deep exploration of their own imagination, impulse and memory...” NYC student 
January 8-February 9 (five weeks: Su, M , Tu) more than 55 hours of class time
$800  Work Study and Scholarship Available
Maximum 10 Students

Comment by Ger Casparie on December 23, 2010 at 12:54pm
I live in Amsterdam and i really like to know:
Is the next world conference in New York ? I really like to come over!!
Question 2: I work with a young film/play actor, his name is Achmed el Jenounni. He is going to New York in Jan.2011 for a month to accompany his girlfriend who is a model.
Does anyone have suggestions witch workshops/acting classes he could follow in NYC ? He is also into improv !
Comment by Zohar Adner on October 15, 2010 at 8:43am
Hope to see you at tonight's AIN NYC event!
Comment by Stephen Sillett on May 11, 2010 at 11:39am
I am in Toronto, but visit NYC most years. I would be interested in connecting to NY members that are up near the great lakes. My interests include sustainable development programs that use applied improv to explore community issues. Just finished a project called "Capturing the Unspoken" where we integrated a recording framework into existing school improv workshops in Ingwavuma, South Africa.
Comment by Luke Bergamini on May 11, 2010 at 11:22am
I am excited at the prospect of being able to help others and make money using improvisation. Would anyone be interested in meeting up with me for a drink to share ideas/stories?
Comment by Dr Steve Leybourne on May 11, 2010 at 11:12am
Hi - I am actually based in Boston (and will be working from the UK until September), but NY is not that far, and I will try to get to some meetings...
In the meantime, my interest is in organizational improv, especially within the project management domain...
Comment by Luke Bergamini on January 14, 2010 at 11:45am
I am new to AIN as well. Would anyone be interested in meeting up in mid-town/chelsea for drinks one evening?
Comment by Deepti Gupta on September 10, 2009 at 6:52am
Hello everyone. I am new to AIN. Glad to be a part of your group. I look forward to meeting you all at some upcoming events.
Comment by Joey Novick on April 19, 2009 at 7:38am
I highly recommend this class with Keith Johnstone!

Joey Novick

Philly Improv Theater

June Improv Master Classes with Keith Johnstone

SPECIAL INTENSIVE - "Impro & Impro for Storytellers": This three-day intensive class is taught annually by one of the founding fathers of improvisation, Keith Johnstone. The focus of the weekend is on creating improv that is not competitive in nature, but relaxed and fun for improvisors and audiences alike. Depending on time available and the skill of the group, the Life Game may also be covered.

Dates: Friday thru Sunday, June 12-June 14, 2009
Time: 10am-4pm (there will be a break for lunch)
Location: TBA, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Keith Johnstone (bio)
Cost: $450 before 5/1/09, $500 afterwards

Keith Johnstone is an instructor-in-residence each year, when he teaches a weekend intensive.

He is a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary, and the founding Artistic Director of the Loose Moose Theatre. For ten years (1956 - 1966) Keith worked at England's Royal Court Theatres; at various times he was their chief play-reader, was responsible for the educational work, directed the Royal Court Theatre studio, and wrote and directed plays - eventually becoming an Associate Director of the Theatre. He then founded The Theatre Machine improvisational group in England which toured in many countries. Keith taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art until he left England, and has taught or given workshops at major European Theatre Schools and Universities.

He is the writer of many plays presented in North America and Europe, and has directed in several theatres internationally. Keith is the author of "Impro" (Methuen) one of the key books on improvisation and is now translated into several languages; and also has recently completed "Impro For Storytellers" (Faber and Faber), a guide to teaching improvisation and Theatresports. He also writes a newsletter which is sent to Theatresports centers internationally. Keith is the inventor of many new forms of improvisation, including Theatresports, Micetro Improv, Gorilla Theatre, and The Life Game, which, along with his techniques, are now being used world-wide.

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