For Students in Grades 8 - 12


Coached by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons



Over a period of eight, virtual, 90-minute rehearsals, the group will learn a variety of improv games, culminating in two live, virtual performances in the Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival. Teens will explore the basic elements of comedy improv such as building relationships, character development, listening and agreeing, within the framework of short-form improv, in the style of the popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Oh yeah, and they’re going to have a ton of FUN!


We are searching for performers in Grades 8 – 12 who are up for this unique challenge -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high-quality, virtual show  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Please consider your commitment to the troupe and show prior to your audition. As always, each troupe member is crucial to the success of the show. The experience will be exciting, fun, and valuable.



We are welcoming any student in Grades 8-12 to participate, no audition required. Please fill out and submit Registration Form by Wednesday, August 19. (For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form - Commitment Calendar. Please review and indicate conflicts on your registration form. Improv is such a team activity that this may have to affect your involvement.) You will receive an email/call confirming your registration.



The troupe will rehearse via Zoom on M/W, August 24 to September 16, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. A dress rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, September 17 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.   — see Commitment Calendar. You will be called to all rehearsals. Please indicate conflicts on your registration form. 



Both performances will be held live over Zoom:

  • September 19 @ 1:30 PM

  • September 20 @ 1:30 PM


  • $150 Commitment Fee for comedy/improv performance training to develop your talent in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  Includes a t-shirt fee.  A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.

  • Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.


Call 585-935-7173 (leave a message, and your call will be returned) or email