Behavior is a Game (in NYC)

Some of the most enjoyable scenic games to play are based in the emotional interplay of the characters. One player's behavior inspires an impulsive response in their partner. Patterns of behavior emerge and help form a game. Justifications bubble up from your unconscious to make sense of what's happening which leads to more ideas of how to play the game.

Observe your scene partner, call out their behavior, respond impulsively and let the circumstances tumble out to make a game.

For more information about what this class will be about, take a look at the following essays:

This one day workshop is well suited for both intermediate and advanced improvisors.

Maximum number of students for this workshop is 10. That's right: 10 students only. You will get lots of reps, lots of chances to actually try the things you will be learning.

Class Dates (1 class session):

  • Tue, Oct 3 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Magnet Training Center
22 W 32nd St, 10th fl
New York City, NY 10001


Kevin Mullaney, Instructor

Kevin has taught improvisation for 20 years, first for iO Theater, for the UCB Theatre in New York and and now for the Improv Resource Center in Chicago. He is the host of the Improv Resource Center Podcast and the webmaster of the Improv Resource Center. Since returning to Chicago, he has directed many shows both improvised and written including: One Act Roulette, #trending, Based on a True Story, Dear James Franco, Vampyre Hunter High, Space Warps, and A Swarm of Spoilers.

He is the former Artistic Director of the Chicago Improv Festival and of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, where he also served as the chief administrator of their training program. He directed numerous improv shows for the UCB Theater including “Tracers”, “Retraced”, “Individually Wrapped”, and “The Swarm in Slow Waltz Around Rage Mountain”. He is the creator of Cage-Match and the Annual 3 on 3 Tournament at UCB. He recently won the 2015 INNY award from Improvisation News for the best "Best Improv Comedy Instructor/Coach".

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