Improv 201 with Matt Candio

Sunday, September 8 · view days & times
Price: $159 | $139 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Banko Gallery

Sundays, September 8 - October 27 | 5-7:30 p.m.

Graduation Show: TBD. at SteelStacks
Graduation shows are subject to change dates/times.

Improv 201 builds on the basic principles of improv and helps you make strong comedic choices, taking you from learning the ‘game’ of the scene to The Harold, the longform improv structure invented by Del Close and used to train improvisers all over the country. Completing this course allows you to audition for the Improv Comedy Power Hour!

Pre-requisite for Improv 201: Students are expected to have completed ArtsQuest's Improv 101 before beginning this class. If you have not taken Improv 101 with ArtsQuest but have other experience (Upright Citizen's Brigade, Philly Improv Theater, etc) and want to enroll in 201, please contact Programming Director Ryan Hill at

If you enroll in 201 without having completed 101 or received approval to enroll, you may be removed from the class at the discretion of the instructor and/or administration.

If you’d like to take this class but do not have the means, we encourage you to apply for an ArtsQuest Comedy Class Scholarship.

Students must be 18 or older by the first day of class. Instructor may change based on availability.

Matt Candio is a Lehigh Valley-based comedian performing since 2010. He has studied at Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC), Magnet Theater (NYC), and The Second City (Chicago). He is also an improv instructor for the ArtsQuest Comedy Program, a member of the ArtsQuest Comedy Committee, and the coach of the current Improv Comedy Power Hour team Big Check.

Matt performs with We’re Good, You’re Great every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at the ArtsQuest Center. If you’re in NYC, catch him with Us, Tonya and Dark Sneak Love Action every 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Peoples Improv Theater.

Venue Information
Banko Gallery
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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