Private Advanced Character Class with Mike O’Keeffe

Online & On-site Learning

30 - 45 minute lessons

Ages: 12+

Instructor: Mike O’Keeffe

Did you ever watch an improv or sketch comedy show and think, “How the heck did they come up with that amazing character?” By having a conversation, that’s how! In a comedy scene or a comedic conversation, when all eyes are focused on you do you know what to say next? Learn from someone who has been doing THIS TYPE of comedy for 25 years!

Taught by accomplished improviser, Mike O’Keeffe, this one-on-one advanced character class, will deepen students’ improv skills, focusing primarily on characters and relationships. Focused study on building honest and believable characters through believable conversation. Class exercises are geared toward gaining confidence, making bold creative choices, and developing students’ own voices as improvisers.

  • 30 minute lesson – $40
  • 45 minute lesson – $55

For registration and more information, please contact Rachel Repole at 

Not eligible for discounts

Due to changing guidance and the unknown variables of the COVID-19 variants, masks wearing will be required for all onsite participants and staff of the Basie Academy of the Arts.

*CDC / state guidance subject to change.

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