Steve Kleinedler (instructor)
Steve Kleinedler has been improvising on and off for the past 30 years and consistently since 2000. He graduated from the Players Workshop of Second City in 1987 and from ImprovBoston in 2002. He’s taken workshops and classes from Del Close & Charna Helpern, Martin deMaat, Amy Poehler, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Will Luera, and countless others. He taught at ImprovBoston from 2003-2011, and has taught at PHIT since his move to Philadelphia in 2011. He’s taught workshops in Boston, Detroit (DIV), Providence (PIF), Philadelphia, Chapel Hill (NCCAF), and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 1985 he cofounded the improv troupe Spontaneous Art at Michigan State University. In 1991 he was one of the founders of the still-running Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago. He was a member of the video sketch comedy group Abneria in the late 1990s in Boston. He performed with ImprovBoston from 2001-2011 in Micetro, with the Harold team Marjean, and in many other shows including Directions…. With Steve & Harry and The Dream Show. In Philadelphia, he’s a member of Half-Life and Chaperone, among several other groups. He’s appeared in numerous festivals, including Boston, the Del Close Marathon, Providence, Detroit, Toronto, San Juan, Carrboro NC, and Baltimore.
In the period between 2003-2011, for ImprovBoston he directed the Improv Boston Family Show, the sketch team The Ruckus, the improvised Shakespearean show The Robert Cycle, the Memento-inspired BacksStory, among many others. He also directed Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead and Durang/Durang for Bad Habit Productions. As a director, he’s collaborated with playwright David Mogolov on five one-person one-act shows, one of which has played at the New York City Fringe Festival, and two at the New York City Frigid Festival. At PHIT, he directed house team Hot Dish, as well as PHIT fringe shows twenty-four, BackStory, and Page One (which he currently directs as part of The Dynamite Series @ PHIT). He also manages and hosts The Dean’s List.