Originally from upstate New York, Justin is a graduate of Binghamton High School’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from SUNY New Paltz.
During his ten years in New York City, he primarily studied and performed at The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and The Magnet Theater. For two years, Justin taught and coached improv at The PIT while performing weekly on a PIT house team, The Wilhelm. He co-created and co-hosted a podcast about improvisation entitled “Improvised New York” with Elizabeth Quinn.
In 2010, Justin co-founded Steel City Improv Theater (The SCIT) with his wife, Kasey Daley. Since then, they have taught of over 2000 people improvisation and have conducted workshops for organizations such as THE UNIVERSITY of PITTSBURGH, BAYER, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY and KRAFT HEINZ. He is currently the Education Director of Steel City Improv Theater Training Program and Lead Facilitator for SCIT Corporate Training.
Garrett Titlebaum: It’s Nice To See He’s WorkingEpisode 143 Our co-founder, Justin Zell, sat down with his former student, Garrett Titlbaum on his podcast: It’s