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Improv to Script is a workshop for writers, directors, actors, improvisors and anyone looking to create scripted material.  Using techniques developed by improvisors and writers from early Viola Spolin through Jeffrey Sweet, Dan Castellaneta, Christopher Guest, Catherine Butterfield, we explore the use of improvisation as one of the tools to create and heighten scripted work. Using your written pages, ideas or scenarios we will read your script as written and improvise in support of character and story development as requested. The result is scripted material – full plays, short plays, screen plays, teleplays, sketches – many of which have gone from this workshop to production.


Led by Kristine Niven, Artistic Co-Director Emerita, ANDTheatre Company, Director of AND’s Improv-to-Script Summer Salt Retreat, former Administrative Director of Second City Training Center-NY.


Further information or to register, Email us at 


This is a zoom workshop meeting weekly, Mondays, 6p-8pEastern, in 4-week sessions to best serve participants.  Cost is $60 for each 4-weeks. For a convenient payment method, check here!

Master Workshop


Improv-to-Script Master Workshop meets regularly with the goal of using improv to create or heighten scripted material. It’s not a class, it’s a group of high-quality people (writers, directors, actors & improvisers) getting together to jam improvisationally for each other’s benefit.


The result is scripted material – full plays, short plays, screen plays, teleplays, sketches, you know, scenes with dialogue. Confrontations, negotiations, drama. OK, a laugh or two might be involved, but pieces with characters and stories and stakes.  Led by prominent playwright, Jeffrey Sweet, this workshop is by invitation only. 


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