Electives and Workshops

We offer advanced improv and sketch classes as well as focused workshops for honing writing and performance skills. These are an opportunity to work specific comedy muscles over a single session or a few sessions.

Liz Noth Workshop - Classic Pairs


Classic Pairs 
In this workshop students will practice playing "classic pairs" to establish base reality. Students will play complimentary characters from literature, film and TV at the tops of scenes and use this framework to find game.

This workshop will take place Saturday, May 11th, 2-5PM at Dojo Comedy, 3503 Georgia Ave NW.


Instructor: Liz Noth

Instructor Bio:

Liz Noth is an actor and writer based in Brooklyn and originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Liz has appeared in Amazon's Red Oaks, and The Jim Gaffigan Show, as well as on the web for MTV, Above Average, Cosmo, HuffPo and IFC. You can see Liz performing around New York with indie improv teams Warren and Wicked City. At UCBny you can watch her with Megaplex, the Improvised Movie. liznoth.com

Workshop: Ground and Pound

Activate your scenes! In this workshop we will focus on finding a world for the fun to exist in as soon as possible and playing that world for all it's worth.

Next offering:  TBD

Instructor: Murphy McHugh


Workshop: Back In Time 3-Week Workshop

This workshop focuses on a medium-longform format called Back In Time, essentially longformizing the short form game Back In Time. As played, the formatic focus will be on making game-informed choices that create an inverted lineage of events. It'll be a fun challenge.

Next offering: TBD--if interested, email classes@dojocomedy.com!

Instructor: Murphy McHugh




Past Workshops

Numerous Instructors have come to Dojo Comedy to lead workshops including:

Improv Bootcamp with Kevin Mullaney

Satire Writing with Reductress' Sarah Pappalardo

Patterns and Games with Patrick Gantz

Emotional & Physical Commitment and Character Matching with Current Ex-Boyfriend

The Slacker with Matt Starr

Big Screen Improv with Kristina Martinez and Neil Baron

Solo Characters with Amanda Xeller

Mask with JC Calcerano

Alan Thicke 3-Week Workshop with JC Calcerano

Harpo and Zeppo with Abe Woycke

Improv in Motion with Ian Farley

Structured Monoscene with Ian Farley