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Since 1970 we’ve been teaching  in-person (and now virtually) how to think faster, be creative, and build confidence in the moment. Learn to perform at your best, onstage and in life. Discover why successful people from all walks of life value our proven approach to the life skills of improvisation.


Conquer your fears

Unleash Your Creativity

Be Ready For Anything

We get it

You want to be confident and perform your best, so consider this:

Players Workshop has taught over 10,000 students to perform fearlessly and in the moment.

Alumni include: Bill Murray, Amy Sedaris, Bonnie Hunt, Matt Walsh, Bob Odenkirk, creators, entrepreneurs, educators, writers, humanitarians, parents, students and hundreds more.

​We’re the original school of improvisation with over 50 years of experience.

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Just wanted to let you know I booked a national commercial and I really think it’s partly due to the freedom of play I’ve been tapping into in your class. My auditions are feeling so much looser. I’m letting go, trusting that I don’t have to always plan a thing. I can just let the thing happen cause something always happens…I’m starting to feel a new sense of freedom in the work and I’m so damn excited to see where this takes me. I’m more open and less afraid to just be in the moment.

—Julienne, 2021 Student

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Our classes

In Person & Virtual Classes

Learn how to play fearlessly, listen fully, and live more in each moment… on stage and in life. New In Person & Virtual are starting October 18th. Class sizes are limited.

Corporate Workshops

Build on basic team skills by learning advanced brainstorming techniques, presentation skills, writing techniques and valuable team building tools for life.

Masters Workshop

In-Person - Audition Insights with David Murphy - Saturday, May 21

David Murphy has been a casting director for films, tv, and commercials in Chicago for over 20 years. In this day long workshop, David will share everything you need to go from “being seen” to “being booked.”

In this workshop you will get at least five opportunities to get feedback on the most common kinds of auditions:

  • Personality auditions

  • MOS scenes

  • One-liner auditions - Standalone and within a scene.

  • Sole character auditions

  • 2 Person scenes

  • There will also be Q & A regarding the business and casting in general. (Both in office and self-taping will be discussed.)

THe way of players

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Classes are safe, fun and will teach you skills you’ll use throughout your life that can’t be found anywhere else.

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Learn New Skills

Our classes will teach you how to think on your feet, be confident, react on the fly, and live in the moment.

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Never Be Nervous Again

Apply your improv tools to life and work: be present, comfortable and authentic in any situation.

Stay updated on upcoming classes, workshops, & get your free download of:
The Answer Is Always Yes, and! Five Fearless Ways to Perform at Your Best

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