Improv 101


WHERE: Artaluma, in downtown Petaluma, CA

WHEN: Beginning January 23, 2023, 6-week sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)

CLASS LENGTH: 2 hours (12 hours total)

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 15



January 23 – February 27
Mondays, 4 – 5:30 PM

January 23 – February 27
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Experience the transformative nature of group play. Cheryl draws on Viola Spolin’s theater game tradition, using techniques she learned working with Gary Austin (LA, Groundlings) and Michael Gellman (Chicago, Second City).

Have fun with original exercises that guide you in this experience of pure spontaneity, creativity, and collaboration. Learn to trust your impulses, to find ease in not knowing, and to collaborate with others in the creation of moment-to-moment theater pieces.

No experience necessary

Cheryl King’s improvisation classes are well-known to students across the US – from NYC to LA. She assisted Gary Austin (founder of the Groundlings, LA) in his workshops for most of the early 2000’s and has experience in both long and short-form improv. Her teaching style reflects her acting and playwriting experience.

“Cheryl is an incredible director/acting coach. She is able to pull a performance out of you that you never even knew was in you.” 

Jeffrey Bigger

VP, Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Ft. Collins, CO

“Cheryl is a master. A master coach, master director, master storyteller. She’s even a master at being human and understanding human behavior.” 

Marlene Nichols

Co-producer , L.A. based storytelling show STRONG WORDS