Improv Foundations

June 18th thru August 6th

Wednesdays for 8 weeks
7pm – 10pm

No Experience Required. This is an open registration. Students will be accepted until class begins or class is full.

An Introduction to the world of  Improv. Learn games and exercises that will teach you the fundamental skills of improvisational acting and comedy. Learn to create a scene from a simple suggestion, and to play that scene within the games of Short Form Improv. Games played by many groups world wide, including Death By Improv, and similar in style to those from Whose Line Is It Anyway.

In 8-weeks you will be guided through the basic building blocks of improv comedy, skills that can be applied onstage in a comedy show or in many other areas of creative expression. Agreement. Spontaneity. Listening. Character. Environment. Trust. Support. Focus. Playfulness.

More advances students will have these fundamentals reinforced and built upon. The class is fluid in design and customized to meet the specific experience and skill levels of the students.


Tim-at-TBCTim is  a co-founder, co-director, and instructor with Death By Improv (since 2005). Tim has also been a performer in countless theater productions throughout central jersey, spanning back to when he was 9 years old.

Tim currently teaches improv and theater with the Middle School of the Arts program in Middlesex County College.

Death By Improv has been playing to playing to audiences in Central New Jersey since 2005, mainly hosted by the Main St. Theater Company in Parlin, NJ, but has also played in Edison, South Plainfield, Sayreville, and South Amboy. DBI has been selected participants at the Richmond Improv Festival (2008 and 2009), the Gainesville Improv Festival (2009 and 2010), the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (2011 and 2012), and The Boston Comedy Arts Festival (2013).

CLASS LOCATION: The Forum Theatre

“Blue Room” rehearsal room
314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840.
Easily accessible by car or NJ transit.

COST: $150 via PayPal
or $175 via Check at first class

To register, please fill out the form below, and click the PayPal button below to pay or choose the pay by check option below. Pay via PayPal to secure a spot in class, and save $10. Any questions? Email:

To Pay Via Check, please bring a check to your first session, payable to Michael Hochman, in the amount of $175. Please indicate “Improv Foundations” on the check Memo Line.

To Pay Via PAYPAL, click the button below. You will be redirected to PayPal and prompted to pay $150 to Michael Hochman for Improv Foundations.

REFUND POLICY: If for any reason, you must withdraw from the class after it has begun, DBI will not offer a refund. If you withdraw from the class at least one week prior to the start of class, you will be refunded $140, a full refund minus a $10 service fee If you withdraw from class within one week of the start date, you will receive a partial refund of $100.

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