top of page

Chris Alvarado


Improv Beyond Laughs

Chris Alvarado Improv Workshops provide an encouraging environment where players can experiment and explore all aspects of improvisation.

Improvisation can take many forms and can be used to convey a wide range of emotions and experiences. While humor is certainly an important aspect of improv, it's not the only one, and focusing solely on getting laughs can often lead to missed opportunities for deeper connections with your scene partner and the audience.




6-Week Class (In-person)



Join my highly anticipated 6-Week Class, starting June 1st! This class offers a blend of fun and meaningful work, with curated exercises inspired by years of experimentation and innovation in my workshops. Every week, we will explore and experiment with different elements of performance and improvisation. This class has been the most fulfilling experience of my career, and I am excited to share it with you. Spots are limited, so secure yours today!

Thursdays  June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and July 6.

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Pacific Time


Cost: $350

Location: Santa Monica Playhouse

Class size is limited.



Jaymie P.

Chris is the only coach with whom I've worked who genuinely cares about the success of the ensemble. He's professional and exudes a contagious passion for the work. My favorite thing about working with Chris is his openness to the group's artistic vision and the fact that rehearsals always feel like a creative collaboration.

Josey O.

“What makes Chris special is his openness to experimentation and his skill at finding real depth in scene work. As a performer, I feel comfortable trying out something new on stage when Chris is coaching.”

Garrett R.

Chris's approach helped me develop the improv superpowers that are specific to me, and his workshops provide a space to try new things, make weird choices, and find creative ways to avoid the pitfalls of bad scenes. His passion "in the lab" is contagious, his feedback is constructive, and most importantly, you'll leave each workshop a better improviser than you went in.

Cat C.

I’ve done multiple classes with Chris and have LOVED them all. Chris is always supportive and makes me feel like a rockstar. The improv skills I’ve learned have helped my confidence as well as my writing and creativity.

Marcus R.

I was blown away by Chris' passion and encouragement. Not only does he have a wealth of knowledge and experience, but he made sure that every student felt comfortable and confident on stage. He created a fun and supportive environment where everyone could let loose and have a great time.

Stephanie S.

Chris Alvarado is hands-down the best improv teacher I’ve had the pleasure to work with. He is refreshingly “real” and gives it to you straight, not common among many teachers. The result is more fun, deeper play, and a lot more satisfaction. He reminds you what is possible with this incredible work and he encourages you to fully immerse yourself in it - slowly, “taking care of yourself first,” to experience the truest rewards of the form - the joy of surrendering the need to “perform” and discovering what happens in this moment together. 


Contact Us or Register for Class!


Thanks for reaching out!

bottom of page