Improvolution is an improv school in NYC, founded in 2002 by Groundlings alumna Holly Mandel, who serves as the school’s Artistic Director. With her business partner Rebecca Stuard, who serves as the school’s Creative Director, they have over 30 years of improv experience which they bring to Improvolution.
Our classes are small, allowing us to have a more hands-on and personalized environment. All our instructors were trained by Holly herself. And our school carries on the tradition that Holly learned while studying and teaching at THE GROUNDLINGS in Los Angeles of character-based improv. We emphasize the "who" of scenes and games - the character and their opinions, behaviors, and emotional life. The best part is the character-based approach makes improv all the more accessible and fun because everyone can do it.