Improv for Actors with Missy Moreno

Start your New Year off by taking a risk and pushing your career to the next level!

Explore and incorporate the bold and brave concepts of ‘improv’ (comedy or dramatic) to help you find your own unique actor voice like never before! Let the foundations and skills of improvisation keep your scripted work and artistic mind fresh for any type of opportunities that may come your way. In this workshop, Missy will give you individual guidance to help you discover new character strengths within yourself with practical applications that you can take into professional commercial, film/TV, voice-over, stage auditions and performances to unleash a new fresh YOU.

“Missy comes with a wonderful bundle of energy that she brings it out in you. She creates an entertaining and open atmosphere to help you get through your blocks and have fun. More so, she helped me confront the dreaded scene situation, dropping a line, and help me move through with gusto and not let it go to my head. Overall I had a great time and would do it again when my schedule opens.”

—Mike Ardent, actor and Improv Class former student

Dates: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Cost: $250



Missy Moreno, a professional actor/ singer/improviser is available to teach any level of improviser/actor in the areas of improvisation (advanced /beginner/ long form / short form), solo improv, musical improv as well as comedy sketch writing.

Missy has a B.A. in Acting from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and upon graduation relocated to Chicago IL for the pursuit and study of comedy. Missy has worked for the legendary Second City in Chicago’s Training Center’s “Infinite Sundaes” where she graduated from both the Second City Musical Improvisation Conservatory (Mike Descoteaux, Erica Elam, Steph McCullough) and the Improvisation Conservatory (Norm Holly, Tim O’Malley) . She also trained at The Annoyance with Mick Napier (founder) and improv guru Susan Messing, as well as performing upon their MainStage of Chicago’s longest running musical, “Co-Ed Prison Sluts”. Missy trained with iO (formerly improv Olympic) with Craig Ulihir and was part of “Storytown”, an interactive improvised children’s musical. Workshops: Upright Citizens Brigade NYC (Kevin Mulaney), The Magnet Theater NYC (TJ Mannix) , Laura Hall of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” with whom she has also opened for. Missy is the co-founder of “Reset List” an improv rock band and co-founder of “babyGRAND” (with PGH actor Connor McCanlus). “babyGRAND” has been seen at Arcade Comedy Theater, Chicago Music Improv Festival, New York Music Improv Festival, DuoFest in Philly, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, 2nd Best Festival in Richmond and several late-night Cabaret at Theater Square shows. She has created a solo act “Lisa Mizzelli: the Legend that Never Was” which has featured at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, the No-Name Players “SWAN DAY” and Chicago Music Improv Festival 2016.

Currently based in Pittsburgh, Missy writes and produces written shows as well as various improvisational acts at the Arcade Comedy Theater and also created the Arcade’s first ever music improv house team “The High Scores”. She was part of Bricolage’s most recent immersive show “Welcome to Here” and has also worked for Pittsburgh Musical Theater, City Theatre, The REP, The Strand Theater and CLO Gallery of Heroes.

She is also the Improvisation instructor at the CLO Academy of Performing Arts for pre-professional students. Find more of her work at