Improv Master Class with Christina Gausas

Learn an approach to strong scenic improvisation with a theatrical flair so you can create funnier and more moving performances. Students will practice playing for truth moment to moment, honestly acting and reacting to every offer your scene partner makes on stage, and imaging scenes with a deeper reality.

Dates: Sunday, June 5, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (get map)
Instructor: Christina Gausas (bio)
Cost: $50 until 5/29/2011, $60 afterwards
Pre-requisites: PHIT Improv 201 (old PHIT Level 2) or equivalent


If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for space in this workshop (or a possible added workshop), please email with the subject “CHRISTINA GAUSAS DUOFEST WORKSHOP WAITLIST” and include your name and phone number in the body of the email.



Christina Gausas is an actress, improviser, and writer who originally hails from Philadelphia, PA. She currently performs with Scott Adsit (30 Rock) in their fully improvised two-person show, “Adsit & Gausas”. TimeOut New York magazine recently profiled the duo’s “high stakes improv” show, calling them “two of the most talented improvisers in New York City”. Christina created the long-form show “Let’s Have a Ball” which plays on Saturdays nights at UCB NY.

She has appeared on 30 Rock, Important Things w/Demetri Martin, Delocated, Late Night w/Conan O’Brien, VH-1, and The Al Franken Show. Christina wrote and produced an independent pilot entitled “The Department” which was a finalist in the New York Television Festival 2008, with lead actor Nick Offerman winning the Best Actor Award for the Festival.

Christina was named one of “The 10 Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of” by New York Magazine. Their show, “Dorff and Gausas” was described as “brainy, off-the-cuff interplay that recalls the heyday of Nichols & May.”