September 7
Improv with Kaneez Workshop
3 hour beginning improv workshop with guest instructor Kaneez Surka.
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About the Class

Price: $70

When: Saturday, September 7, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Graduation Show: None

Prerequisite: None

Please Note: All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.

Spotlight: Kaneez Surka’s "Improv With Kaneez" workshop is an extensive insight into the world of improv comedy where she incorporates basic improv tactics into well-crafted team building exercises and fun games to enhance productivity and focus. The workshop will be conducted over a 3-hour session engaging in fun interactive exercises that promote healthy leadership qualities and the ability to think outside the box. Having trained at two of New York’s finest improv schools - the Magnet Theater and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Manhattan - Kaneez went on to build an improv scene in India and is lovingly known as the Improv Queen. Having taught improv to hundreds of people around India she also remains the proud creator of India’s only improv format shows - ‘Improv All Stars’ and ‘Something from Nothing’ on Amazon Prime. She is the leading Improv trainer and artist in the Indian comedy circuit and now wants to expand into the USA. Improvisation is essentially "on the spot" or spontaneous moment of sudden inventiveness that can just come to mind, body and spirit as an inspiration. In Improv nothing is prepared, rehearsed or premeditated and that is an enormous encouragement to creativity. Learning to trust your intuition, and the people around you resulting in the invention of new thought patterns, new practices, new structures or symbols are all part of the improv experience.  


About the Instructor

Kaneez Surka

Kaneez Surka is a stand-up comedian, show creator/producer, comedic actress and improviser. She has produced and performed in her Netflix Special, "Ladies Up," Netflix's "Comedy Premium League" as well as Amazon Prime Video's improv specials "Something From Nothing" and "Improv All Stars - Games Night." Kaneez is a pioneer in the Indian comedy scene and has established herself as an integral part of the industry. She has been a judge on the comedy reality show "Comicstaan" Season 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime Video and "Queens of Comedy" on TLC. On YouTube Kaneez started the first of its kind in India -a comedy panel game show called "The General Fun Game Show," which has featured popular comics. She has also performed as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and New York Comedy Festival. Kaneez now lives in New York and is now planning her North America Tour for her Indian diaspora fanbase.