Coaches

Michael Short

Starting out in improv in 1999, Michael Short writes bios in the third person. He's trained with the UCB, Magnet, Second City, and Annoyance in Brooklyn. Which is to say: he pulls from a lot of sources, and believes in using what you need in any one moment. Michael is experienced with everythi...
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Matt DeCoster

Are fear and resentment holding back your improv? Are you confused and frustrated by generic rules and half-hearted coaching? I overcame these problems and played on two long-running show at UCB: Monkeydick and Instant Cinema. Let me show you how I did it and save you years of trial-and-error ...
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Veronica Osorio

Hi! I'm a writer, performer, improviser and producer at UCB Theater. I've been taking classes since 2008 under amazing teachers like: Shannon O'Neill, Anthony King, Zach Woods, Curtis Gwinn, Neil Casey, Kevin Hines, Brian Faas, Abra Tabak, Ryan Karels, Lydia Hensler, Achilles Stamatelaky, Anthony...
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Ian O'Keeffe

I've been studying improv since 2003. At UCB since Jan 2, 2011. I was a member of my college short form troupe, and founder/teacher for the college long form troupe. I don't need to list the names because you haven't heard of them and they're bad college team names. I've taught classes in Albany....
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Andy Beckerman

Oh man! Here's the bona fides: been studying at UCB since 2009 under a mess of great teachers including Will and Kevin Hines, Curtis Gwinn, Gavin Speiller, Becky Drysdale and more. Also, I used to be a philosophy professor (no joke) so I have a teaching background. Things I'm good at teaching: gr...
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Nick Kanellis


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Amy Charowsky


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Anthony Sneed

Hey everyone! My name is Anthony Sneed, I'm originally from New Jersey, and I've been living in Brooklyn for 10 years. I started doing improv at UCB in 2012 and have most recently been seen in Shannon O'Neil's "Organic Harold" class. I'm on indie teams: FREED&SNEED, Skeletor, Raft, Mad Royalty...
Schedule updated almost 5 years ago

David Craig

I have flexible day/evening availability to coach your improv team. Formerly of the UCB Lloyd team, Never Never, I have studied with UCBNY teachers -- Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Fran Gillespie, Lydia Hensler, Abra Tabak, as well as UCBLA teachers -- Sean Conr...
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Phoebe Tyers

I'm on a Magnet Theater house team called The Music Industry. I'll coach your team on scene work, group work, form, game, developing characters, relationships, simplifying scenes and committing to the ideas. I'm good at seeing what a group needs to work on and choosing or creating a form tha...
Schedule updated almost 5 years ago