Writing class


Improv to Sketch Workshop

Instructor Chris Aurilio of the Peoples Improv Theater helps you use the art of improv as a tool to create great sketch comedy. Two 3-hour sessions.

April 22-23 register now
  • April 22-23, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. each day
  • Tuition: $195
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
  • Workshop Package Deals


This class puts the writer's room on its feet and the improv team's pen to paper! Improv to Sketch is about using the art of improv as a tool to create great sketch comedy. Students will generate a variety of new, written sketch material by taking what works from the scenes and re-improvising them. From there, we write out our most exciting, funniest ideas! Students will leave this class with the tools necessary to create improvised, group sketch comedy from scratch.


The Peoples Improv Theater is offering three different writing workshops from April 21-23, with instructor Chris Aurilio. If you'd like to register for multiple workshops at the same time, you can get a $10 discount per workshop. The full slate:


Chris Aurillo

Chris Aurilio is a writer/director/producer based in New York City. Chris is the co-creator and director of the original pilot Death Lives. He has written and produced live comedy shows since 2008 at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), where he also teaches sketch comedy writing and acting. Chris founded the sketch group The Foolhardy Manor, regularly performing and producing sketch, including the short film BirdmAnnie. In 2014, Chris began performing his evolving character and sketch show, Aurilishow. He is also a producing member of PulpRiot, a production company responsible for live comedy shows and multimedia projects. Chris has written/produced and directed several short films online, including Haunted Cabin: Die-Fi shot at the Haunted Cabin YouTube Space NY Exclusive Set. He holds a master's degree in theater studies from Montclair State University and has created several original plays and children's theater shows.