Arcade Academy

What students are saying:

“Creative approaches to the zoom performance window, and prepared practical tips in a few different categories.”

“I left the workshop feeling in a much better mood than when I came in, and I had a lot of fun and laughs during it as well.”

“I enjoyed [learning about] a different element to improv that we haven’t had to think about on our own before. I also enjoyed speaking about how space, movement and shape can impact the scene and your character in the format of Zoom.”

Online Comedy Workshops

Try new ways of performing comedy with interactive, online comedy workshops in improv and writing!

Playing Bold: Women's History Month Edition

Tuesday, March 16, 6-8PM ET

Mindy McHale’s popular online workshop is BACK with a special Women’s History Month edition excluisvely for women and femmes. If you’ve ever lingered on the back line, hesitated before making a move because you worried you couldn’t pull it off, let an entering character take over a scene, or simply felt mired in self-doubt while improvising, this is the workshop for you. Mindy McHale will lead you through exercises to help break your mental barriers and lose the limits you’ve consciously or subconsciously set for yourself; and guide a supportive and judgment-free discussion of what those limits are and where they come from, including discussion of how these struggles can be shaped by gender. Skills practiced will include following your gut, comfort being alone on stage, active silence, and handling freeze-ups.

Prerequisites: Basic improv experience. This workshop is available exclusively for women and femmes age 18 years or older.

Instructor: Mindy McHale
Registration: $25

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Participants will need access to a computer with a stable internet connection. The workshop will be conducted over Zoom, which requires creating a free account.


Arcade Comedy Theater offers workshops for beginner and advanced improvisers on a variety of subjects, inspiring performers to continue their education and approach the art of improv from different directions. Workshops have been taught by nationally-known improvisers and instructors, including Kevin McDonald, Laura Hall, Rick Hall, Jimmy Carrane, Paul Grondy, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer, Rob Belushi, Tim Stoltenberg, Susan Messing, Rachel Mason and more.