Teaching Pittsburgh Comedy for over 10 years!

About our Workshops

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.


Coming in September

Arcade Comedy Theater welcomes improv legends Blue Cavelle-Allette and Tashika Campbell for our first “Improv Master Class” event. They’ll be bringing their years of experience to Pittsburgh for a workshop specifically for BIPOC members of our comedy community. Registration is “pay as you wish.” 


Improv Master Class

Do you find that your scenes get stuck like a Corolla with no snow chains in a blizzard? Are you constantly breaking improv dishes on stage by accidentally dropping them? Are you starting to suspect that it’s not just your astrological signs that are keeping your relationships from progressing in a scene? Well, have we got the Master Class for you.

Join us for an improv intensive that will leave you excited to dive more deeply and confidently into your improv performances. In this workshop, we will work together in a brave and supportive space to create dynamic relationships, polish object work, and explore methods of pushing scenes forward. The intensive will culminate with a performance that evening at Arcade Comedy Theater. 

Arcade Comedy Theater is excited to present this Improv Master Class from two award-winning masterful teachers and performers, Blue Cavell-Allette and Tashika Campbell. This intensive workshop is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students with at least basic improv experience, and includes a performance with the instructors at Arcade Comedy Theater that evening. 

Saturday, September 23

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration is Pay As You Wish (suggested price $40)
Made possible through a grant from the
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts


About the Instructors

Blue Cavell-Allette
Based out of Charm City, Blue Cavell-Allette is a founding member of two critically acclaimed improv teams, Casually Dope and Cakewalk, and one of the founders of the From Another Mother Festival (F.A.M.) festival, a celebration of black improv. Winner of the 2021 Globehead (Bad Dog Theater, Toronto, CA), Blue has been invited to perform at theaters and festivals all over the world. She has had the honor to teach with a diverse array of communities, including The Improv College (Montreal), Bird City Improv (Baltimore), and Camp Utopia East. Blue, who is an advocate for the neurodivergent community, is passionate about adapting teaching techniques and finding solutions to empower and celebrate the individual performer. Blue is a professor of improv at her beloved HBCU, Morgan State University, and is currently a co-facilitator for the impactful Social Justice Fellowship with Woolymammoth and Strathmore.

Tashika Campbell

Tashika is a founding member of the award-winning team Cake Walk. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, she currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she got her start in Improv at the Baltimore Improv Group. A sought-after facilitator, Tashika has taught with Bird City Improv, ImprovMKE, Queen City Improv, Highwire Improv, Camp Improv Utopia, and more. She has performed at festivals across the northeast and globally and is the co-founder and festival coordinator of F.A.M Fest (From Another Mother Festival), which is dedicated to highlighting the artistic talents of Black performers.