Hal Peller has been a facilitator of Spolin Improvisation since 1981. Hal is currently facilitating Improvisation Workshops in New York City. His improvisation workshops were nominated for an INNY Award, ‘Best Improvisation Workshop.’ He has also coached the Harold Team, ' Eskimo Dance,’ for which he was also nominated for "Best Coach." Hal has directed the Little Britches (an all-women comedy group) and Brooklyn Improv Group (BIG). He directed “The Fine Young Comedians,” a teen sketch comedy group that performed at Stand-Up New York and featured on ABC FAMILY TV.
Hal facilitated workshops at the Broadway Theater Institute including “Improvisation for the Theater,” “Theater Games for Non-Actors,” “Theater Games for Teachers (Staff Development),” and “Corporate Management Training.” Hal coaches stand-up comedians and theater companies throughout the world.
Hal's corporate work includes Fortune 500 companies such as NEC, GE Financial Services, Insight Solutions for Business and the Pulte Group. Also, international companies such as Petronas Energy, and Asian Aviation Center of Excellence in Malaysia; GIC Private Limited and Neo edge in Singapore.
Hal studied with Paul Sills, David Shepherd, Del Close and Martin Harvey Friedberg of Chicago’s Second City Theater. Hal di d stand-up comedy in the 1970’s, then in the 1980’s became the founding Artistic Director and cast member of the “Port Authority Theater Ensemble”, a New York improv group with performances throughout NYC and 8 summers in Cape May, NJ.