The Playground Training Center is dedicated to helping comedians grow as performers, writers, directors, producers, and individuals. We are committed to helping our students find their voice, promote their strengths, and build their confidence – all through exploration and discovery. We aim to effectively teach the core techniques of comedy in a supportive, guided environment.

Each term includes a variety of classes for multiple ages and experience levels from beginners to professionals.

Current Classes

Creating Forms On The Fly

Every show can be a memorable event if you just create it at the top! Learn techniques to make a every show a theatrical event that the audience will never forget. Using techniques involving heavy focus and pure creativity students will create new formats based on the suggestion all in the moment.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Jeff Quintana has been improvising since 2003. He has trained and performed at some of the biggest comedy theaters including iO Chicago, The Magnet Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NYC, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Annoyance Theatre, and more. Jeff is well known for his direct approach to teaching and Performing. A Founder and former Artisitic Director of Villain Theater in Miami, Fl, Jeff developed a system for performers to create formats on the fly called String Theory. Over time he developed a style of improvisation that was quickly accessible to any audience and that also enables performers to get to the meat of scenes quickly. Follow Your Fear and grow.

Instructor: Jeff Quintana

Class Size: 16 Students

Cost: $35 (early bird)

Prerequisites: some improv experience

Start Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM