Improv for Teens

Improv for Teens with Elana Fishbein

Sign UpClass Days: Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm ET
Begins: Nov 10, 2020
Ends: Dec 15, 2020
Price: $125

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

This online improv class for teens (ages 13-17) will focus on the essentials of improv: spontaneity, listening, agreement, and collaboration. Through games and exercises students will step outside their comfort zone, working together to create original characters and scenes, accessing new corners of their creativity! To optimize the experience, we recommend that students join with a computer or large tablet from a quiet workspace where they can get up and move around.

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*

  • Nov 10, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 17, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 24, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 1, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 8, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 15, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.