Advanced Scenework and Games

Next Session TBD:
Once a Week
7pm to 10 pm

Previous Experience Required. DBI’s Improv Foundations or equivalent training. Email for approval of equivalent training.

In 8-weeks you will continue to explore scenework and short form games, as well as learn to play within a basic Long Form, a self contained 20-25 improv set inspired by a single suggestion. See how skills from one style of play fit with another style of play. Practice Scenework within both styles, receive more individualized feedback, and explore your personal growth as an improvisor.

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Hochman

Michael is a co-founder of Death By Improv, and has been performing improv comedy since 2004. In that time, Michael has trained at the following: In New Jersey, at Improv Jam, with Pete Capella and Mike O’Keefe; In NYC, at the Magnet Theater, with Armando Diaz and James Eason.; In Philadelphia, at the Philly Improv Theater with Alexis Simpson, Mark Bringhurst, Kristen Schier, Amie Roe, and Nathan Edmondson; 
Michael has also taken countless workshops at festivals with the likes of: Johnathan Pitts, Mark Sutton, Joe Bill, Karen Wight-Greenberg, Asaf Ronen, Zach Ward, Jill Bernard, Alex Marino, Topher Bellavia, and many others.

In addition to playing and teaching with Death By Improv, Michael is a member of the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) House Team, Mayor Karen, as well as an instructor with PHIT.

Death By Improv has been playing to playing to audiences in Central New Jersey since 2006, 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), and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (2011 and 2012).

CLASS LOCATION: The Forum Theater
314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840.
Easily accessible by car or NJ transit.

COST: $150 via PayPal / $160 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 $160. Please indicate “Advanced Scenework” 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 Advanced Scenework and Games.

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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