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THE IMPROBABLE WORKSHOP

A unique class for theatre artists  


There is no audition; 

 There are no call backs. 

 There is no exorbitant fee; No exclusivity. 

 There is no need to prepare a monologue. 

 There is no need for headshots or resumes. 

 There is no need for an Equity card. 

 There is definitely no correct type, size or age. 

 We have no glorified teachers; 

 We work together to inspire imagination, courage, 

 and artistic spirit In the pursuit of great work. 

 Leave the “business” of theatre at the door; 

 This workshop is for all who wish to create; 

 For all who wish to collaborate. 

 This Improbable Workshop is for all.


WHAT:  Lead by Improbable Stage Company Artistic Director, Stacy Donovan, this workshop is centered in movement work.   That written, non-dancers should not be discouraged; this is not a dance class.   All artists benefit from becoming more in tune with their bodies.   We will use a variety of methods and techniques to create “mini works” of performance art in each workshop.

COST:  FREE:  Donations to the Improbable Stage Company are gratefully accepted after class.


WHERE: Ripley Grier Studios

520 Eighth Avenue - Between 36th & 37th Streets

939 Eighth Avenue - Between 56th & 57th Streets

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED; SPACE IS LIMITED.

To make a reservation, please email Artistic Director, Stacy Donovan stacy@improbablestage.org


Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm 

Saturday, October 14th from 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, November 14th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, December 9th from 10:00am - 12:30pm

Saturday, January 13th from 10:00am - 12:30pm

Saturday, February 17th from 10:00am - 12:30pm

Saturday, March 17th from 10:00am - 12:30pm

Saturday, April 14th from 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, May 15th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, June 16th from 10:00am - 12:30pm 


What artists are saying about Artistic Director, Stacy Donovan, and Improbable Stage:

Read a blog about our workshops, by Catherine Restivo, The Power of Human Touch


"I have taken only one workshop and it was on a whim. I am in my sixth decade and have been acting for a long time. The idea of this company and the workshop sounded intriguing to me and I decided to attend - figuring I would probably be the oldest person there. Perhaps I was the oldest but that didn't matter. At all. What mattered - beautifully expressed by the Artistic Director, Stacy Donovan - was that we were there to open our hearts and imaginations to what first inspired us to act. To take a leap (sometimes a literal leap!) and play and react and listen. There was no judgment only encouragement to open oneself, to trust, and to explore. I had a marvelous time and did, in fact, feel that I had reconnected to the source of being a Player, an Actor. For that I will be forever grateful. I have been working and unable to attend another workshop but will do so soon. I hope that the Improbable Stage Company will continue to thrive and offer these workshops...they are a real gift!" 

~ Joyce Cohen


"In an industry full of stereotypes, pressure and expectations, Stacy is remarkably open and supportive in her approach to the development of an actor's skills and talent, which leads to the unique and fresh theatrical experiences created by her company."  ~ Darren Katz


"Stacy encourages all her students while pushing them past their own limitations. Workshops are fun, engaging, and a wonderful learning experience."  ~ Briana Gibson


“Stacy Donovan is much more than a director. She is a muse; a conduit for creation. Stacy invites and fosters such a depth of openness, a tenacity of freedom, a willing bravery, that to work with her is to work with ones best self. Under Stacy's guidance I have discovered the artist and the human being I know I can be.” 

~ Akeem Baisden-Folkes