Benjamin Cohen

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Hey everyone, I really love improv and I'd love to work with your group! I love working on lots of things but especially: Physicality, Connectivity, Listening, Storytelling, and Getting the fucking fuck out of your head.

I'm also a Screenwriting & Improv teacher at the NYFA and ESRA schools. I began studying Improv & Sketch at the UCB, Annoyance, and Reckless in 2012. I performed with house team Bronson (Reckless), Playground (Reckless, The Tank), and co-hosted Cutthroat Improv: Based on the Food Network Show (The PIT).

I studied with Nicole Drespel, Anders Fors, Terry Withers, Don Fanelli, Clara Morris, Patrick Williams, Kevin Hines, Shaun Diston, Billy Merritt, Annie Donley, Morgan Phillips, Ray Cordova, Natasha Vaynblat, Matt Little, Brian Faas, Patrick Noth, Frank Garcia-Hejl, Kerry McGuire, Rachael Mason, Chris Kelly, Zhubin Parang, and Chris Gethard.

I've performed at UCB, Reckless, The Annoyance, The PIT, Baltimore Improv Group, and been accepted to SteelStacks Improv Festival (4x), The Iceland Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The DC Improv Festival, The Hartford Improv Comedy Festival, The Joshua Tree Improv Comedy Festival, The NYC Improv Festival (3x), and The UCB Del Close Marathon (3x).

I love coaching scene work at all levels and am familiar with the Harold, Montage, Spokane, Mono Scene, 4track, Let's Have a Ball, Improvised Movie (all genre), Rashomon, Improvised Jury Deliberation, and Improvised Play.

Somehow, I'm a member of the WGA-E and write TV Pilots that have been 2nd round at Austin Film Festival and NYTVF. I'm happy to coach individual scripts or writers' groups for narrative projects!

Oh also I have a dog named Sasha Malia Hussein Cohen and a Simba Tattoo.

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