Kevin Laibson

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Former artistic director @ The PIT.

Improviser for 17 years, coach for 10.

Ran SIDECOACH, acclaimed live-coached improv experiment, for 2 years at The PIT, following short runs at various downtown theaters including Paradise Factory and LaMama.

Worked for several years with Paul Sills (founder of Second City, Del Close's boss) learning and performing Spolin-based improvisation and story theater.

Developed improv curriculum for NYFA and NYFA Musical Theater. Headlined and taught workshops at Denver Improv Festival alongside SNL's Paul Brittain. Featured on Improv Noise podcast.

Studied at New Actors Workshop with Paul Sills, Mike Nichols, George Morrison, Rex Knowles, Sherry Landrum. Trained at Second City Faculty Training program.

Workshops taught on the following: Spacework/object work, acting for improvisers, Spolin basics, Spolin/Meisner extrapolation, Story theater, Calvinball form, Chaos & Order (with Chris Booth), Do Less workshop, Non-musical improv for musical theater performers, improvisation through text, Freedom From Comedy.

Sorry this is so cold and business-like - I will update it to add some personality later, if that's what you're looking for. More info about my work is at


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