"Your friendly neighborhood improv classes."
Astoria, NY is home to some of the most creative, talented and diverse people in the world! Our mission is to inspire creativity and foster artistic community interaction through improv.
Whether you're a performer, comedian, writer, artist, student, athlete, caretaker, teacher, doctor, super-hero or business professional, improvisation can be an essential tool to help you explore the limits of your imagination, strengthen your communication skills, heighten your awareness and trust your instincts.
We're committed to providing professional classes for all ages & levels of experience in safe, convenient, non-judgmental environments; taught by talented, inspiring instructors.
In this age of smart phones and social media, it's important that we continue to relate to real human beings in the moment. Improv pulls you out of the virtual world and drops you into a wondrous place of high-energy and immediate person-to-person interaction.
Plus, it's a lot of fun!
Thank you for visiting IMPROV ASTORIA.
Hope to see you soon.
Graham McCarty - Founder / Artistic Director
Graham is a New York based Actor / Director / Teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching and performing improv.
As a resident of Astoria (Queens, NY), he strongly believes in building community through the arts and is a proud supporter of many local arts organizations including Queens Council on the Arts, Long Island City Artists, Splendid Astoria, Salt Tree Arts, Astoria Park Alliance and The Astoria Performing Arts Center (as a director for their Playmaking series).
As an actor he has worked in many regional and community theaters across the country, including recent NY productions of The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph) with the Rodeph Shalom Theatre Company. He also writes and produces original shows with his wife (Actress / Musician) Ashley R. King.
Graham has a BFA degree in Performing Arts from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the PIT (People's Improv Theatre). He is also the Creative Director at Ripley-Grier Studios in Manhattan.
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