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: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 18

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

Discussion Forum

AIN NY Region Apr 13, 2013 Meeting - Notes

Started by Jim Tosone. Last reply by Jim Tosone Apr 19, 2013. 2 Replies

Dutch Improv Radio Show hits NYC - soon in The PIT: ImprovFM!

Started by Gian van Grunsven. Last reply by Gian van Grunsven Mar 8, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by Zohar Adner on May 14, 2008 at 9:07pm
Just in case you're available for dinner tomorrow (Thurs 5/15) we're meeting at Pongal at 7pm
110 Lex b/w 27th & 28th

You in? Let me know via message (at the top of the screen)
Comment by Ruthie Levikoff on September 7, 2008 at 10:53am
I'm new to Applied Improvisation. I've been doing improv performances for four years with a group (Full Circle Theater) and a facilitator, whose performances are Applied Improvisation. The workshops (not performances) I've led, however, have been to bring the new experience and fun of improvisation games to people who may not have done improv, or who haven't done a lot of improv. I'm now interested in focussing some workshops on the therapeutic aspect. I'm from Philly, so you all are the closest group to where I live.
Comment by Ruthie Levikoff on September 7, 2008 at 10:54am
Oops! "focusing" not "focussing." I neither sing nor cuss.
Comment by Hal Peller on September 15, 2008 at 12:34pm
AIN members are invited to sit in on my weekly improv workshops for free (shhh- keep it secret) just let me know ahead of time. I can only have 2-3 of you per Saturday because the workshop is kind of full. 5 Saturdays started 9/13 at the Player's Theatre in the Village - more info
Comment by Hal Peller on January 19, 2009 at 12:48pm
AIN members are invited to sit in on my weekly improv workshops for free (shhh- keep it secret) just let me know ahead of time. I can only have 2-3 of you per Saturday because the workshop is kind of full. 4 Saturdays starting 1/24/2009 at the Sage Theater, Times Square, New York - more info
Comment by Cyriel Kortleven on February 11, 2009 at 3:17am
Hello NY AIN members,
I know some of you personal (from the AIN conference in Chicago). I'm a Belgian AIN-member but I would also like to announce that I'll be back in the US and also New York this time and together with a friend from Seattle we're organizing an Inspiration Boost on April 3rd and 4th - for trainers, consultants and facilitators. It will be a mix of all kind of inspiration (sharing books, sites, movies, exercises, ...). You'll find more info on or drop me a line. I hope to meet some of you there in New York.
Belgian, inspiring wishes, Cyriel
Comment by Zohar Adner on February 11, 2009 at 6:27am
A bunch of us are going to see Denzil's 2/27 performance in Habeas Corpus:

Buy a ticket and join the fun
Comment by Ruthie Levikoff on April 7, 2009 at 5:43am
Even though I'm from Philly, I would love to join you all, but I can not do it on a Monday or Tues. evening. If you were to pick a Saturday or Sunday, I may be able to do that.
In any case, getting together between conferences sounds good. Good luck with it. I am a new AIN member, so I haven't attended a conference yet, but hope to this coming year.
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.
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.


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