Wednesday Drop-in

Improv is a great way to lower your stress, clear your head and just have fun. You don't need to be a fast thinker to do improv; doing improv will help you think fast!

The Drop-in will give you a fun introduction to improv or if you have done some improv before--come get a great workout and refresher on the essential ingredients. Each week we'll cover a key principle of improv with a focus on fun and on growing your skills. 

Don't miss out on all the laughs, good feedback and creative skills that you can use every day. Go with your gut and grab your spot now!

WHO: Adults18+ | 16 students max

WHEN: Wed 7:30-9:30p (ongoing)

WHERE: West End Studio Theatre, San Rafael-map HERE.

COST: $15

RSVP to and pay cash at the door OR

COACH: Drew Merit


Improv Level Up

These workouts are for improvisers who want to focus on developing their play with like-minded, experienced improvisers. We cover character, scene-starts, space-object work, where work and more. Workouts will also allow students to focus on personal, performance goals.

WHO: Adults18+ | 12 students max

WHEN: Coming soon

COST: $20


COACH: Drew Merit



Drew Merit is a performer, illustrator, and teaching artist. He's the co-founder and an original cast-member of Secret Improv Society, now in it's 9th year (winner of SF Magazine's Best Comedy in 2016). Drew's credits include numerous performances at BATS Improv (mainstage), Big City Improv, The Reactors, and 5-speed Overdrive. Drew developed an improvised murder mystery format that has become a consistently sold-out show at BATS Improv. He's currently developing an Improvised News Drama for Video.

Drew loves theatrical improvisation--improvisation that is free to go deeper than jokes and explore emotions and themes that are grounded in human truth.

He has taught applied improvisation and used improv-based training at Google, Barclays Global Investors, UCSF Medical School, Stanford University, Kaiser, and Hastings School of Law.

Drew's approach to teaching improv is built on positive feedback. Even though the rules of improv are made to be broken, it's nice to know what they are--sometimes they can be very helpful. And, of course, it's important to get out of the way and let you make your own discoveries about your creative process and your creative self.