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Pan Theater Improv Blog and Articles

Rules of Improv Part I

Rules of Improv Part II

How to be a Better Improviser

CROW: building blocks of scenes

Teaching and Directing Improv

Improv mistakes and opportunities

Forget the Alphabet

What’s talent

Kizz the Lizard

Character Work

Video of Character Exercises

Theater Games

Meisner Technique

I like Ramen or

Ten Ways to Get Better at Improv

A Comedy Improv Primer

An Improv Scene Simplified

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Pan Theater is the San Francisco Bay Area’s favorite improv hot spot offering you top notch improv comedy shows and improv classes.

If you are looking to try improv you should know that we’re the East Bay’s oldest improv theater and the East Bay’s second largest theater school. Pan has been bringing improv goodness to the Bay Area since 2002.  Pan is one block from BART in Oakland’s funky Uptown at 2135 Broadway in Oakland.

Shows Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and 9pm. Tickets $10.

Improv Nerd Worskhop

Pan Improv Classes:

Theater Games Improv Classes

 Improv from the Heart

Camp Improv - Teen Improv Classes

Meisner Technique Acting Classes