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Operation Improv

March 21 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Eastern

Art Form

Improv Comedy



Program Type


In this 6 week, in person class you will learn skills that go beyond the stage. If you are looking to become a better listener, improve public speaking skills, build self confidence, explore your creative side, meet new people, start your path to becoming a performing improviser, or simply have fun for two hours a week – we got your back! This class is for everyone and will introduce you to the building blocks of improv in a fun, supportive, and welcoming environment.

This is a six-week class and will meet on Thursdays: March 21, 28, April, 4, 11, 18, and 25. (Skip March 30).

About the Instructor

Mike Marbach (he/him) is a Philly native and the founder / Executive Director of Crossroads Comedy Theater. Mike has been studying, performing, and teaching improv since 2005. He has taken classes with iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, and the UCB Theater in NY as well as numerous workshops from improv instructors from across the country. Mike worked with Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) from 2009 until it’s closing in 2020 due to COVID-19. In those years Mike served as Education Director and Artistic Director as well as director, performer, and instructor. During the pandemic, Mike moved to Indianapolis to be with family and started Crossroads Comedy Theater. Though he is currently living in Indianapolis, Mike oversees Crossroads shows and classes in Philly and travels back and forth when the stars align. Mike is the director / creator of long running Crossroads shows including Study Hall: Comedy Inspired By Lectures and Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Movie and the host of various podcasts for the Crossroads Podcast Network. When not doing Crossroads things Mike likes to watch tv / movies, go bowling, or work on a new celebrity impression.

This class is produced in partnership with Crossroads Comedy Theater.

719 E. St. Clair St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 United States
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