10,000 Hours Improv


Practice Sessions Returning Soon


What is 10,000 Hours?

10,000 Hours is a Peoples Improv Theatre (PIT) supported program created by PIT house team member, Julia Morales (www.callmejules.com). It is designed for improv students of all levels interested in organized and budget-friendly practice groups. This program is an amazing opportunity to meet new friends, form indie teams, and to become more familiar with faces around the improv community.

The practice sessions are inexpensive because experienced coaches from all over the New York area donate their time to coach. Each practice session allows students more time to work on the skills that they are learning in their classes as well as challenge themselves by working with students of different skill levels. 10,000 Hours practice sessions are NOT classes.


The Coach’s Spotlight highlights projects that our 10K coaches are working on. You can also suggest a coach for us to highlight because of amazing work you’ve experienced from them in practice sessions.

Email improv10000hrs@gmail.com to submit your suggestion.

Thank You

The PIT, Kevin Laibson (PIT Artistic Director), Ali Farahnakian (PIT & Simple Studios owner), Simple Studios, Tori Piersanti (Simple Studios General Manager), Erick Hellwig (Former Simple Studios General Manager) and Jeff Lepine, Keith Huang and Toby Knops (former PIT Artistic Directors), Former Facebook Admins: Christine Pynn, Destiny Rivera, Justin Perez, Former 10K Jam Jam Hosts: Sasha Capelli, Eitan Levine, Shaina Stigler, Current and Former 10K Show Techs: Chris Caron, Anna Carey, Kerstin Porter, Anthony Velez, Maritza Montanez, Tyler Monier-Williams, Dana Krashin, Chris O’Neil, Michelle Thomas, Kelly Rockwell, Current and Former Monitors: Shenovia Large, Jon Blue, Liana Afuni, Henry Cruz, Jodi Jett, Nikki Plyem, Christine Piniero, Steve Ling, Amelia Bienstock, Matt Proctor, Olivia Wardwell, Hayley Raphael, Rachel Goodman, Ralf Jean-Pierre, James Smith III, Martha Cipolla, Ronny Pascale, to Gabe Capone (Ladies & Gentleman, Angel Bacon) and his wife Kate Capone for creating an amazing 10,000 Hours logo and donating several t-shirts to the program and of course to our awesome Coaches, listed on the Coaches page. This program couldn’t exist without all of your help and time.