Benjamin Cohen

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Hey guys, I really love improv and I'd love to work with your group! I'm also a Screenwriting & Improv teacher at the NYFA and ESRA schools. I began studying Improv & Sketch at the UCB, Annoyance, and Reckless in 2012. I performed Improvised Movies with Reckless House Team (RIP), Bronson and I now perform with Playground (Reckless, The Tank, The PIT). I also co-produced and hosted the Cutthroat Improv: Like the Food Network Show (The PIT).

I love working on lots of things but especially: Physicality, Connectivity, Listening, Storytelling, and Getting the fucking fuck out of your head.

I have studied with Nicole Drespel, Anders Fors, Don Fanelli, Clara Morris, Patrick Williams, Kevin Hines, Christian Capozzoli, Terry Withers, Shaun Diston, Billy Merritt, Annie Donley, Morgan Phillips, Ray Cordova, Natasha Vaynblat, Matt Little, Brian Faas, Patrick Noth, Frank Garcia-Hejl, Brandon Gulya, Sue Smith, Kerry McGuire, Rachael Mason, Chris Kelly, Zhubin Parang, and Chris Gethard.

I've performed at UCB, Reckless, The Annoyance, The PIT, Baltimore Improv Group, and been accepted to SteelStacks Improv Festival (4x), The Iceland Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The DC Improv Festival, The Hartford Improv Comedy Festival, The Joshua Tree Improv Comedy Festival, The NYC Improv Festival (3x), and The UCB Del Close Marathon (3x).

I love coaching scene work at all levels and am familiar with the Harold, Montage, Spokane, Mono Scene, 4track, Let's Have a Ball, Improvised Movie (Action, Horror, Rom Com, Dystopia, Superhero, Film Noir), Rashomon, Improvised Jury Deliberation, and Improvised Play.

Somehow, I'm a member of the WGA-E and write TV Pilots that have been 2nd round at Austin Film Festival and NYTVF. I'm happy to coach individual scripts or writers' groups for narrative projects!

I have a dog named Sasha Malia Hussein Cohen and a Simba Tattoo.

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