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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. For information about improv classes within the New York area, please contact 10,000 Hours at improv10000hrs@gmail.com.

All 10,000 Hours practice sessions are held at Simple Studios (134 W 29th St between 6th and 7th, 2nd Floor). If you are interested in signing up for a practice session, please send an email to improv10000hrs@gmail.com and someone will respond to your request.
What Is This Program About?
Thank You...
The PIT, Keith Huang (PIT Artistic Director), Toby Knops (PIT Artistic Director), Ali Farahnakian (PIT & Simple Studios owner), Simple Studios, Erick Hellwig (Simple Studios General Manager), Jeff Lepine (former PIT Artistic Director)

Facebook Admins (current and former) --- Christine Pynn, Destiny Rivera, Justin Perez

Monitors (current and former) -- Jon Blue, Liana Afuni, Henry Cruz, Michelle Thomas, 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

Coaches (current and former) -- Chris Roberti, Rob Stern, Lorraine Cink, Meg Griffiths, Micah Sherman, Bob Kulhan, David Kimball-Stanley, Ariel Karlin, Keisha Zollar, Jeff Lepine, Rich Hollman, Dewey Caddell, Oscar Montoya, Patrick Cucuta, Jamie Cummings, Ben Masten, James Rich, Danielia Donohue, Nate Williams, Brad Anderson, Erin Singleton, Lucas Hazlett, Elizabeth Quinn, Steve Siddell, Jason Specland, Erick Hellwig, Jonathan Desley, Tanisha Long, Dan Hodapp, Phil Magbitang, Chris O'Brien, Ashley Ward, Lorie Steele, Alex Farlow, Margaret Lyons, Natasha Rothwell, Aaron Eisenberg, Michelle Thomas, Alexis Saarela, Colin Longstaff, Christine DeNoon, Michael Newman, David Carl, Gary DeNoia, Tommy Galan, Kathryn Dunn, Ryan Stadler, Andrew Fafoutakis, Mike Brown, Lindsey Caplan, Rachel Rosenthal, Nicole Pasquale, Garrett Willingham

10K Show Techs (current and former) -- Anna Carey, Kerstin Porter, Anthony Velez, Maritza Montanez, Tyler Monier-Williams, Dana Krashin, Chris O'Neil, Michelle Thomas, Kelly Rockwell 

10K Jam Jam Hosts (former) -- Sasha Capelli, Eitan Levine, Shaina Stigler

Special Thanks 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 to everyone who has been a cheerleader for the 10,000 Hours program. Your enthusiasm and help has made this program what it is today. Thank you to all of you for your love and support.
Welcome to 10,000 Hours


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.