Arcade Academy



Arcade Comedy Theater offers workshops for beginner and advanced improvisers on a variety of subjects, inspiring performers to continue their education and approach the art of improv from different directions. Workshops have been taught by nationally-known improvisers and instructors, including Kevin McDonald, Laura Hall, Rick Hall, Jimmy Carrane, Paul Grondy, Chris Trew, Tami Nelson, Rob Belushi, Tim Stoltenberg, Susan Messing, Rachel Mason and more.


Workshop Schedule



Using the Full Stage

Improv is performance, but, too often, our scenework ends up being two people on stage standing in one place and talking. Learn how to better engage audiences by creating dynamic stage pictures through your movement on stage and through your use of the space. In this workshop, we will focus on creating strong scenes that use the visuals of performance to the fullest. We will focus on performance fundamentals as well as how to unlock unexpected stage pictures and choices in your scenes.

Saturday, May 19

2:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration $50 ($40 before 5/14)


Johnna Scrabis is Brooklyn-based comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade teacher, where she has also been an improviser on a UCB house improv team since 2012. In addition to teaching and performing, Johnna is a comedy writer who has contributed to CollegeHumor and BRIC TV. In 2018, her feature film was selected as a finalist for the IFP Made In NY Fellowship. Johnna is also a co-founder of Hot Metal Arts Collective, a theater company named after a nice bridge in her hometown of Pittsburgh.

Johnna Scrabis