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Enrollment Now Open For Improv Level One

Communicate. Collaborate. Play. Is For All Adults Regardless of Experience

HENDERSONVILLE, November 28, 2022 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Enrollment is now open for an adult improvisation acting class at Hendersonville Theatre (HT). Classes will be taught by professional improvisation actor and comedian Emily Swindal. Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for 8 weeks starting January 3, with the exception of the evening of February 7. The class will conclude on February 28 with a public showcase of the students' work.

Improv Level One: Communicate. Collaborate. Play. is for anyone over 18. Tuition is $180. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. To register for the class, please visit or call the Box Office at (828) 692-1082.

Emily Swindal lived in New York City for 8 years as an actor and improv comedian before relocating to Hendersonville during the pandemic. Swindal studied and performed improv and sketch comedy writing at New York City’s Magnet Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Swindal has performed with an assortment of improv teams. Some of her past instructors include Elana Fishbein, Peter McNerney, Ross Taylor, Michael Lutton, and Nicole Drespel. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory.

Swindal's teaching motto is “growth only happens when you are willing to step outside your comfort zone.” In this class, actors will work at getting comfortable onstage and stepping into bravery while having fun doing it. The class will teach students to have compassion for themselves and their classmates as performers as they learn the fundamentals of improvisation and develop support and spontaneity.

One of the missions of HT is to provide arts education that promotes life-long learning, in a way that inspires, nurtures, enriches, and empowers.

Hendersonville Theater has made masks optional for students, but volunteers, staff and performers are fully vaccinated. No proof of vaccination is required to attend a class.

Since 1966, Hendersonville Theatre has provided an inviting and nurturing environment for live theatre, as well as high-quality, affordable entertainment for the residents of Hendersonville and surrounding areas. Hendersonville Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking behind and in front of the theater.

Hendersonville Theatre is located at 229 South Washington Street. For more information contact us at 828-692-1082 or online at


Photo caption: Emily Swindal