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Improv 101

About the Class: This is an 8 week long class that will teach the fundamentals of long form Improv Comedy.  Topics covered include agreement with a scene partner, character creation, listening as a character and an actor, and exploring the worlds created in scenes.  The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned.  This class runs Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm on the dates 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, and 7/9.  The Class Show will be Saturday 7/13 at 5pm! 
About the teacher: Mike Andrews has been a proud performer with the Lancaster Improv Players since 2019.  In addition to being a member of two current LIP house teams, Mike is also a member of the Lancaster Touring Company.  In 2022, Mike completed the SAK Comedy Lab class curriculum at the Orlando, FL theatre where Wayne Brady got his start.   Mike enjoys sharing the joy of improv comedy with new audiences and students of the craft.



Improv 201:

About the Class: This 8-week long course focuses on the more advanced skills of long-form Improv. Students will learn skills which include game of a scene, second beats, heightening, and advanced character work.  This class does require Improv 101 as a prerequisite or director approval.  Class Schedule: This class runs on Mondays from 7pm-9:30pm. Those dates are 5/13, 5/20, (NO CLASS 5/27 for Memorial Day), 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1 and 7/8. There will be a class show on Saturday 7/13 at 5pm.
About the Teacher: Scott Harvey began attending early Lancaster Improv Players’ shows in 2015 before joining the troupe himself in 2018.  Scott was one of LIP’s first students and has since completed LIP’s full curriculum.  He coached LIP’s First Friday team “Minimum Rage/First Base” through both the pandemic and the Before Times.  Scott taught high school English for six years before becoming an instructional designer. 


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About Us

Lancaster Improv Players (LIP), founded in 2015, has performed throughout Pennsylvania.

LIP became an independent nonprofit organization in 2019. 

We opened up our first improv theater at 10 S. Prince Street in August 2019.

In May 2020, we moved nearby to our present location at 16 S Prince Street in Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

LIP teams perform on our stage weekly.

We offer an entertaining mix of long- and short-form, crafting an unforgettable experience for the audience!

LIP PerformersGiving Back

Lancaster Improv Players gives back in many ways, find out more:

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Support Us

Lancaster Improv Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in Pennsylvania. We are based out of our theater in Lancaster, PA. Please consider donating to support our work

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