Elective Classes

Summer Electives

Stage Pictures and Spacework         Instructor -Crystal Haralambou
June 7,14,21  6:45-8:30 pm   $75

Side Support Like a Mother              Instructor -Darryl Knapp
July 19,26, Aug 2  $75

Drop In Classes

Our Drop In Classes will resume in August 2018. Thank you to all who have come out to play.



Storytelling B 2018No matter who you are or where you come, there’s one thing each and every one of us has in common: We all have a story to tell. The truth is that we’re hard-wired for human connection, and the act of sharing our stories—and listening to others—is exactly how we do that. This six-week workshop will delve into the most important components of rich, authentic storytelling. We’ll explore how to:

  • Identify your stories and uncover which ones to tell.
  • Construct cohesive stories that are also emotionally impactful.
  • Find your voice (literally) and command a stage.
  • Use your stories to connect and resonate with an audience.

This workshop culminates with an end-of-session performance to celebrate what we’ve learned. What’s your story? We want to help you tell it.

6 Week Course Offsite at
The Bryan Glazer Family JCC
522 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Mondays, October 1,8,15,22,29 November 5   7-9pm

Student Showcase on Nov 10 7pm at The Box Improv Studio
Showcase Location-The Box Theater Improv Studio 2240 University Square Mall, (Near Burlington)

Watch this video to see where The Box Improv Studio is located and where you should park.

Michael Soviero is a trained actor who hails from New York City. After years of doing stand-up comedy and theatrical performances, he stumbled upon storytelling and was immediately hooked. He quickly made a name for himself by winning multiple storytelling events at The Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization and competition platform. He went on to perform on their Los Angeles stages and eventually became a teacher, leading Moth-based storytelling workshops before moving to Tampa in 2014. Since then, he’s taken an active role in The Box Theater as a member of the Dear Aunt Gertrude improv team and as an improv teacher. Michael is also a lover of comic books and has helped Double Take reboot their Night of the Living Dead series. He credits his grandfather for sparking his passion for storytelling. Today, Michael is creating new stories with his beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters, Angelina and Giada.
Marianne Hayes Svoiero is a longtime freelance writer, storyteller and devoted bookworm. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida, she moved to New York City and eventually pursued a Master’s in Education. She spent years as a public school teacher in Brooklyn, working with children on the autism spectrum while simultaneously publishing her stories as a freelancer. Marianne eventually made the leap to full-time writer in 2014. Since then, her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Yoga Journal, Alanis.com and more. Her work is a hybrid mix of news and feature articles, personal essays and poetry.  She also leads storytelling workshops at her local senior center, helping residents find their voice and share their truth. Marianne’s greatest source of love and joy are her husband, two young daughters and not-so-young dachshundne Hayes