Experiments in Zoom-prov

Experiments in Zoom-prov with Elana Fishbein


Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).

Class Description

Let's face it, we're going to be improvising online for a while! In this 4-week elective, we'll play with ways to make our Zoom-prov more present, dynamic, energizing, and fun. With warm-ups, scene work exercises, and long form experiments optimizing elements of Zoom, we'll find new ways to connect and collaborate through the magic of the internet!

Instructor: Elana Fishbein

Elana Fishbein is an improv instructor, consultant, and performer based in New York City. She has designed curriculum and facilitated improv workshops for corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions all over the United States and beyond. Elana’s targeted, experiential sessions have helped thousands of students expand their ability to communicate, collaborate, empathize, and lead through radical respect and elevation each other’s ideas.

Elana is a teacher at the Magnet Theater in New York City. She can be seen performing with the Armando Diaz Experience, Magnet Theater TourCo, and her solo improv show, Pepita (Best of the Fest, San Diego Improv Festival). She has been featured at the Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Eau Claire, Edmonton, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Women in Comedy Festivals, among others. Her two-woman play, Sisters Three, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Elana has written and performed for The Truth Podcast (Radiotopia), Story Pirates Podcast (Gimlet), and appeared on BBC America’s Almost Royal, as well as in the original musical comedies Girl Camp and Nightfall on Miranga Island. She is a member of Story Pirates, a non-profit arts-in-education organization that takes stories written by kids and adapts them into hilarious sketches and songs. She is the co-creator of two professional development workshop series for teachers: “Beyond Winging It: Improv in the Classroom” and “Play.” Elana is featured in the documentary short, LMAO, about the therapeutic potential of laughter and comedy.

Elana holds an M.A. in Educational Theater from NYU and B.A. in Drama from Vassar College. Her favorite succulent is jade.

Check out her website: www.elanafishbein.com

Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  1. Sep 25, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  2. Oct 2, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  3. Oct 9, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  4. Oct 16, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
This class does not have a show/performance