Arcade Academy

Diversity Scholarship

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!

Basics of Improvising Online

Tuesday, May 19, 6-8PM ET

A crash course in the basics of improvising online.

Taught by Robin Hitchcock

Short Form Game Lab

Saturday, May 23, 3-5PM ET

Explore the inventive possibilities of short form improv.

Taught by Matt Hartman

BYOB (Bring your own brick)

Sunday, May 24, 3-5PM ET

New ways to build and discover scenes in the moment.

Taught by Jocelyn Hillen

Guessing Games

Saturday, May 30, 3-5PM ET

Turn classic improv guessing games into elevated, hilarious scenes.

Taught by Kevin O’Brien and Matt Solter

The Bat

Thursday, May 28, 6-8PM ET

Learn the fundamentals of an improvised radio play.

Taught by Nick Jaramillo

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.