Calling All Teenage NYC Lady Pirates in Need of Improv Classes

If you’re a girl between the ages of 13 and 18, I invite you to register! (Only two spots remain)

Anne Bonny: Improv for Teen Girls 

Instructor: Ayun Halliday

6 Saturdays from 2-4

Jan 24, 31

Feb 7, 21, 28, 

March 7

(no class February 14)


$120 for the session (payable (as friends and family) by paypal to or with a check by the first session)

 39 Ainslie Street

Williamsburg, Brooklyn



We’ll become conversant in the philosophy and structure of long form improv, play games with abandon, commit to highly physical performance, and spend time brainstorming specifics that expand our choices onstage.

Improv is excellent training for actors, comedians, teachers, and anyone who interacts with the public. Don’t fret that you’re not funny enough. This isn’t about schtick and one-liners. It’s about life, and truthful observations thereof. The truth is funny enough!

This girls-only environment ensures that we’ll have all the space and stage time we need to grow, become confident, and gleefully leap outside our comfort zones.

The name of this class is Anne Bonny, after a fearless lady pirate who talked her way out of a hanging by improvising an imaginary pregnancy.

Just to keep things interesting each class will have a theme. The theme of this Saturday’s class is food.

Please contact ayun.halliday(AT) with questions, or to reserve a spot. This class is open to both homeschoolers and students who attend school. (Please note that that email address is different from the one on the receiving end of paypal.)

Yes, and…

Ayun Halliday studied improv with the legendary Del Close, as one of the No Fun Mud Piranhas, Northwestern University’s first Harold team. Improv informed her work with the NeoFuturists, and remains one of the funnest, scariest thing she knows. Lately she’s been working with a brand new improv group whose name was such a stupid inside joke, they have to change it before they can permit themselves to reappear in public. Ayun spent six years working with teenagers as the Domain Director of Beam Camp, and as the director of Yeast Nation and The Mermaid’s Legs. She lives in Brooklyn, where she shares a single closet with her playwright / improviser husband, Greg Kotis, and their two teenage children. 


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