Presents “Life will never be the same again”

with Actor, Improv and Empowerment Coach Leif Riddell

Public and Private School SEL Programs Available after consultation.

Playhouse Location

In Person Indoor/Outdoor, and Virtual Private Groups or One on One Classes Available

Kings Bay Y 3495  Brooklyn NY 11229

Email Lipleif@gmail.com

Improv/Intro To Acting Classes 

Every Tuesday 6pm -7pm Ages 9- 19 years old

How to Audition for TV, Film, and Commercials, On Camera

Every Tuesday 7pm-8pm

This class is also geared towards those that want to start Auditioning for TV,FILM, AND COMMERCIALS

and for Auditioning for All Specialty Drama schools


Due to the Current Covid 19 pandemic our Gerritsen Beach, and Aviator Sports and Events Center Locations are temporarily closed until further notice. We will be making updates ASAP.  

Our Kings Bay Y Location (see Above ) is open for Indoor and outdoor classes. We are offering Safe, Fun, Outdoor Improv. & Acting Classes. We also offer Indoor/OutDoor Private Groups of 4 or more. So bring your own group and have some fun outdoors.


Aviator Sports and Events Center Location

Temporarily Closed

Due to Covid 19 Pandemic




Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234 #(718) 440-3358                                          https://g.page/AviatorSports?share

Register here for Classes




Aviator Sports and Events Center and The Kings Bay Y has partnered with Leif’s Improv & Acting Playhouse to introduce acting and improv classes.

Creator, founder, and director Leif Riddell is a professional working actor, SEL Specialist, Professional Improv instructor, writer, director, and personal life coach with over 20 years in the film, TV, and entertainment industry, and in the New York City Public and Private school system. 

The Playhouse and Inspiration &Empowerment Center offer a variety of ongoing or seasonal classes in improvisation, Improv Social Emotional Learning, acting, on camera training, scene study, audition / cold reading process, vocals, and movement.

The Playhouse encourages and allows students to explore and take chances with their acting and performing. The Playhouse uses improvisational exercises and games to help students discover and develop their creative skills. While building confidence and self-esteem, Leif and other specialists will walk students through all the outstanding techniques that will help enable them to feel more powerful and comfortable.

Improv./ Intro to Acting Classes: 

In a Fun, Safe and Creative Environment Students are introduced to Leif’s Unique and Proven Approach of Using Improvisational Games and Exercises to create characters and scenes at the moment. Alongside Creating and Developing Characters students learn Emotional work, Vocal projection, Objects, Physical comedy, Status, and most important the “Yes and” Technique.  As they go thru this process they will build confidence and self-esteem, over come fears, stress, and worry, as they discover and develop their creative talents. This is a fun filled class for Actors, Writers, Directors of all ages and levels.

Audition/Cold Reading Classes:

This advanced class focuses on the Audition and Cold Reading Process. Students will be taught and coached on Leif’s Unique Sight Reading Technique. Leif’s step-by-step process prepares students on how to quickly breakdown the scene get off the page and create what is needed to book a job in this highly competitive business. Leif’s proven approach will help students prepare for Auditioning In the Film, TV, and Entertainment industry. This class is a must for those that want to start Auditioning for Films, TV, and Theater.

Adult Improv Therapy Class:

Adult  Improv. Therapy is a laugh a minute class that will make you an instant Improv. addict, and have you feeling better after each one you take. Leif’s Proven techniques bring out the very best in each and every one that participates.  In a fun, safe, environment, you will be coached and shown ways to improve your social interactions with people, how to adjust and take action in high pressure situations, improve your public speaking and listening skills, and empower and awaken your true self.  This fun and highly educational class, helps you with breaking down any inhibition you may have, and allows you to tap into your creative insight.  By the time you finish classes you will become more empowered, confident, creative, and closer to the person you always wanted to be. This is a must class for Adults that are looking to add more excitement, wisdom, and humor into their lives. Warning: This class can change your life! See for yourself.

Commercial / On Camera Acting:

This class uses Leif’s Unique Process and Approach to On Camera and Commercial acting. In each class we create, break down, and better understand Commercial copy. We then use that copy for the students to act on camera. They will be coached on all areas of acting on camera. From Close up shots, to the Master and the two shot, students will fully understand all aspects of being on camera. This process helps prepare the Actor for Commercial Auditioning and On Camera Hosting. A must for anybody looking to do Commercial or On Camera Acting.


Dates: Tuesdays 6:pm-7:pm Kings Bay Y

Thursdays 6pm-7pm Gerritsen Beach/ Marine Park (Temporarily Closed)

Age: 5yr olds & and up



Dates: Tuesday 7:pm-8:pm Kings Bay Y

Thursday 6:30pm Gerritsen Beach   (Temporarily closed)

Saturday 12pm-1:pm Aviator Sports & Events Center

(Temporarily closed)

Age: 5yr olds and up

Dates: TBD:  Kings Bay Y

Contact us about these classes.

Age: 18 + Over

  • Classes must be taken consecutively.
  • Each Student is allowed one make-up class per 8 weeks.

Virtual Private Sessions

$90 1 hour 

5 sessions for $400

Private Group Rates available

Public and Private School SEL Programs Available after consultation.