The BNW Student Union

Since 1958, the Brave New Workshop has engaged brave audiences with our groundbreaking original satirical sketch and improvisational comedy. Our founder, Dudley Riggs, is considered one of the originators of the performance art form of improvisation in the United States, and through the Brave New Workshop Student Union, we hope to bring improv to everyone, helping people around the world experience the joyful, life-changing practice of improvisation.


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Creative Safety

Improvisation is a creative process that demands an open mind, a supportive atmosphere and a commitment to “acceptance of ideas.” To ensure success for each of our students, we create a playful environment and a ‘creative gymnasium’ that is totally safe and supportive for everyone that attends our classes.[/lvca_tab][lvca_tab tab_title=”OUR INSTRUCTORS”]why_tab_instructors2

Our Instructors

Each of the Student Union instructors has years of professional improv and teaching experience, as well as a life-long love of this art form and strives to help each individual student find their creative gifts.[/lvca_tab][lvca_tab tab_title=”CRITICAL MASS”]

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With over 250 students coming through our doors each week, you will have the opportunity to meet new people who are all here on the same mission – to bring the life-changing joy of improv into their lives. This leads to great networking and a place to meet others.[/lvca_tab][lvca_tab tab_title=”OUR HISTORY”]

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The Student Union is the educational arm of the Brave New Workshop, the nation’s oldest satirical sketch comedy and improvisational theater.[/lvca_tab][lvca_tab tab_title=”CLASS OFFERINGS”]

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From our Everyday Improv to our youth program to our seniors classes, our community outreach workshops to our graduate classes, we offer improv classes that meet every student’s needs.[/lvca_tab][/lvca_tabs]