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Mon, May 13


Ripley-Grier Studios

CLASS: NYC Gay Improv

In this 6-week class, learn the principles of improv to create spontaneous characters and stories with other gay and queer men in a fun, supportive environment. All experience levels welcome. ($300)

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CLASS: NYC Gay Improv
CLASS: NYC Gay Improv

Time & Location

May 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ripley-Grier Studios, 939 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

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Video [WATCH]:  3 Reasons to Learn Improv

"NYC Gay Improv" is a six-week course where gay and queer men will feel comfortable and supported while learning the fundamental principles of improv. Together, you'll improvise in pairs and as a team to discover comedic patterns, play games, and heighten the fun. Experience the joy of creating spontaneously and learn how improv skills can enhance all aspects of your personal and professional life.

Immediacy: Get out of your head! Release the anxiety of "what happens next" and be in the moment.

Adaptability: Gain confidence navigating uncertain situations and pivot when facing change.

Playfulness: Be free to express your silly side and have more fun. You'll laugh as much as you learn in this class.

Friendship: Improv requires vulnerability and support that can bond classmates in meaningful ways. Plus, we often head to Rise after classes to hang (and take advantage of their 2-for-1 drink special). Improvise, then socialize!


Six Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

May 13

May 20

NO CLASS May 27 (Memorial Day)

June 3

June 10

June 17

June 24

Ripley-Grier Studios

939 8th Ave, NY

Instructor: Ryan Huban

Enrollment fee: $300


"I love this feeling when your brain goes free! You don't have to explain yourself to anybody in this class, you just show up and play together, which I love."

"I've seen growth in myself. I was in a coffee shop last week and I approached a guy who was coding and started a meaningful conversation with him. I was scared shitless because I don't like talking to anyone. This class helped me to start doing that, and not to feel awkward, but accept and own my quirkiness. Also, it's a really cool group! I appreciate you guys."

"I had just moved to New York and found this class. It's been really nice to meet new people and feel like I'm a part of something in this big city."

"This class was amazing. It really made me feel more confident in front of strangers. And especially people I didn't know. I was afraid everyone was going to judge me because I always have that in mind when I'm getting to know people. It just made me more confident. And the knowledge I gained in this improv class is just BEYOND. Thank you!"

"It's been a wonderful, wonderful experience. I want to get more into improv, now!"

"I had a great experience with everybody here. For me, this was way outside my comfort-zone, so it was really fun watching those who've had training in improv take the lead and be great leaders. But then, also watching those of us who are novices be able to grow incrementally, and do a great job... I enjoyed and appreciated that."


Take a risk, surprise yourself, and make new friends. Life is unscripted; get better at it!

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