CLASSES: LONG FORM LEVEL 1
CLASSES: The Jam, Long Form Level 2
Keith has been improvising for 14 years. He’s been a part of numerous teams in the Rochester scene including Random Acts, Monstrosssity, and Two Fat Ladies. He has coached for the Long Form Harold League and is currently directing the hit troupe “Left For Dead.”
CLASSES: SHORT FORM
Megan Mack is an improviser, sketch comedy writer, and television and radio producer with WXXI. . She is a graduate of the Conservatory and Writing programs at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto, and has studied with Jimmy Carrane, Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, and T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi. Megan performs with the sketch comedy troupe Thank You Kiss and Canary in a Coalmine. She also has performed with the long form improv team Two Fat Ladies. She has coached Left for Dead, an improv team of performers ages 50+, since 2011. Her videos and shketch comedy can be seen on YouTube.
CLASSES: COMEDY SKETCH WRITING
John Forrest Thompson
Originally from Chicago, John is an improvisor, actor, director, teacher, and writer who trained at the Second City and iO Chicago Theaters. At the latter, he was a member of the long running house team Airbourne! and also performed regularly with the hit show Dirty Water by Wicked Good Productions. John has performed and taught improvisation at theaters and festivals all over the country including Boston’s Improv Asylum, the Del Close Marathon in New York City, the Toronto Improv Festival, and the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater. Locally, he is the co-founder and artistic director of the Focus Theater, Rochester’s only dedicated improv theater and training center, as well as the creator of the long-running Improv Plate at Johnny’s Irish Pub. John is also a member of the hit sketch comedy group Thank You Kiss, which has been praised as smart and “frequently laugh-out-loud funny with some even funnier ‘hell yes’ social commentary” (Democrat and Chronicle). He has most recently performed as Lieutenant Schrank in RAPA’s West Side Story, William Gillette in Blackfriars Theatre’s The Game’s Afoot, and Deke Slider in Blackfriars Theater’s original comedy The Flight Before Christmas. John has a B.S. in Elementary Special Education from SUNY Geneseo and is currently a Title 1 and arts integration teacher at Rochester’s Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts.
CLASSES: LONG FORM LEVEL 1 AND 3, INTRO TO IMPROV WORKSHOP