Fundamentals of Improv is the first step on your journey to learning the skills that serve as the foundation for an improv performer. In this course, students will focus on agreement, banishing fear, the elements of improv scene work and, most especially, teamwork. You will use these tools to play games like those seen on “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?.” The class will end with the students performing for friends and family in an improv show hosted by Rick on the main stage of the Ridgefield Theater Barn.

All you need to take this course is the desire to have fun and learn – you don’t need to be funny, nor do you need to prepare or memorize anything!

Improv is not only fun, but has many benefits: it helps with “thinking on your feet”, stage fright and assertiveness, and can add a dimension to acting. Rick has a knack for bringing this all to life in a low-stress, fun environment.

Rick Hodder has been studying, performing, and teaching improv for close to 20 years! He is a founding member and director of our in-house improv troupe “The Role In The Hay Players.” Rick studied and performed in ensembles at Gotham City Improv, in NYC. He has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade (started by SNL’s Amy Poehler) in NYC, and is currently studying improv at the Magnet Theater in NYC.


Classes: Sundays, 6-8pm, March 22nd – May 3rd (No Classes: April 5th or April 12th)
Performance: May 8th


Classes: Tuesdays, 7-9pm, March 24th – May 5th (No Class: April 28th)

Performance: May 8th