Grades 9-12

Teen Improv

Stretch your imagination, follow your impulses, and tickle your funny bone in this introductory improv course. Students will explore foundational acting techniques including stage presence, vocalization, characterization, and teamwork through short-form games and improvisations. Culminates in an open rehearsal for friends and family. All experience levels are welcome.

Class Begins

October 4, 2021

Your instructor

Todd Benzin

Todd is a Buffalo born and bred actor and improviser. In 2018, Todd was awarded the first-ever Artie for Outstanding Character Performance as Franz Liebkind in the Kavinoky Theatre’s THE PRODUCERS. He has also appeared at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Shea’s 710 Main, theIrish Classical Theatre, Road Less Traveled Productions, the New Phoenix, the Ujima Theatre, Subversive Theatre, Theatre of Youth, and MusicalFare, where he was nominated for two Arties for Supporting Actor in a Musical. He has also appeared on film in The American Side and as a voiceover artist in several video games. Todd is a Conservatory graduate from Toronto’s prestigious Second City and a member of improv duo BABUSHKA.


Classes meet at the Alleyway Theatre and will be held in one of our classrooms or rehearsal halls. Your instructor will let you know where to meet on the first day and what to bring.

October 4 - November 22, 2021

8 Mondays, 6-8pm