The Peoples Improv Theater


The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy. The PIT strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment. The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows spanning everything from improv, sketch, theater, storytelling, stand up, solo performance, etc. seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training.

The PIT was founded by Ali Reza Farahnakian in 2002, in a small blackbox theater located at 154 W. 29th Street. After outgrowing its original home, The PIT moved to 123 E. 24th Street on December 31, 2010, opening up the PIT Striker & PIT Underground theaters. In 2015, the original PIT theater on W. 29th Street was renamed The PIT Loft and officially became the third theater at The PIT.

Productions (8)
Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis and Clark
Oct 2018 — Nov 2018
Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So Planetary Musical
Sep 2018 — Dec 2018
Sex Object
Aug 2018 — Aug 2018
The Exposed Bone Workshop...
Apr 2018 — Jun 2018
Aliens Coming
Aug 2017 — Sep 2017
A History of Servitude
Feb 2017 — Mar 2017
Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of 'Our Town'
Dec 2016 — Feb 2017
Room 4
Sep 2016 — Dec 2016