About the company

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 (9)

Closed Bug Play NYC: Gramercy
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In this new theater piece for young audiences, an unlikely hero, through a bit of magic, shrinks down to the size of a bug and learns big lessons about life, our planet, caring for others, and saving the bees.

80 13 reviews

The Peoples Improv Theater presents a family-friendly musical comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history, in its story of the demoted planet Pluto's quest of…

71 40 reviews

Will Lewis and Clark survive their journey and become American heroes, or will it all just be a waste of time? The creators of this comic musical actually have no idea. It was very poorly researched.

Closed Sex Object NYC: Chelsea
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Penal Colony presents the American premiere of this new Australian play, a pitch black comedy about sex, technology, and privacy in the digital age.

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