Teen Improv Troupe

The teen improv troupe aka “The Teenyboppers” has been bringing laughter to the community since Spring 2019.

Improv is a fun, fast-paced art form that requires the actor to think outside of the box. It demands focus, a willingness to listen and engage, and tells a story without the safety net of a script.

Troupe members explore and develop their improv, storytelling, acting, and teamwork skills in a safe, supportive environment. They work on acting exercises, short-form improv games, as well as long-form improv activities.

Our Education & Community Engagement Department introduced the Teen Improv Troupe as a way to create additional performance opportunities for teens. The long-term goal is for this group to be ambassadors of the theatre and bring laughter to the community.

Director Charley Riggs is pleased to announce the summer 2022 cast!
  • Casey Berkery, Guest Teaching Artist

Kiley Berkery, Carami Crisler, Ava Dillhyon, Haylee Fadley, Allie Hunter, Evie Hunter, Delaney Lockwood, Nikolas Messer, Tyler Pietryka, Hannah Randi, Maddison Rivera, Michael Snyder, Riley Vance, Gianna Weerasooriya, Zachary Wroblewski

Charley Riggs

Charley Riggs

Teen Improv Troupe Director

Charley Riggs began his theater studies at SUNY Purchase. He received his masters in theater from the Actor’s Studio M.F.A. program at the New School in NY studying with Arthur Penn, Lee Grant and John Strasberg. During that time, he became one of the founding members of the New York City theater group Fresh Bread Productions. With numerous Theater and Television credits; a former associate producer for 17 years at Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ and the ‘The Christmas Spectacular w/ the Rockettes’ at Radio City Music Hall. He has taught at Columbia University, School of Visual Arts and Horace Greely High School.