New York improviser: Michael Serpe

Michael Serpe

Michael Serpe is an actor, singer, improviser and blood donor from upstate New York. Since starting classes at the Magnet in 2013 he has been lucky enough to study improv with Nick Kanellis, Chet Siegel, Rick Andrews, Louis Kornfeld, Megan Gray, Michael Lutton, Frank Spitznagel, Douglas Widick, and Kaila Mullady. In 2014, he joined his first team: You Are Not Alone, which creates scenes from real life essays on depression. You can also catch him all across the city with his badass indie team, Ghosted!

Growing up in the theatre, not only did he learn how to act, sing and (sorta) dance, but also how to read Morse Code, play the accordion and bodhrán, and how to escape from a straitjacket. He then promptly forgot most of those skills immediately after their respective gigs ended (except the straitjacket, because you never know.) Michael is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and studied under Fightmaster Richard Ryan (The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes) and choreographs and teaches stage combat in theatres throughout the tri-state area for beer and pizza money. Or even just beer and pizza. He's easy that way.