PHIT StudentThe last of the winter session classes takes place this week and Spring classes are hot on its heels. Below you’ll find some highlights of the Spring 2014 Session as well as some more great news for students!

Early discount period ends Friday, 3/7! Sign up before then to save $50 off the full registration price!

For you beginners we have several Improv 101 classes starting, so hopefully one of them fits your schedule. Great new instructors like Mayor Karen’s Rob Gentile are joining the instructor ranks and PHIT favorites like Jessica Snow return after a session off. Hopefully there’s a class that fits your schedule. Sign up before Friday and you’ll save $50 off the full enrollment cost!

Our Winter 2014 Session students have been super eager to continue and we, of course, are happy to oblige! We love knowledge hungry students. We’ve had to add a daytime Improv 201 to our three already sold-out 201 classes as well as added another Improv 301 due to demand. The talent coming up through the PHIT training center right now is fantastic.

New sketch instructor, Sean Landis, received a great welcome for his first class: It’s SOLD OUT! Have no fear prospective sketch writing students, there are still spots available in two sketch writing classes. One taught by Dog Mountain Head Writer, Joe Moore and one with PHIT Sketch Producer Brian Kelly.

Comedian, Aaron Hertzog will be leading this workshop that will help you get started in the world of stand-up comedy from absolute beginner advice on stage presence to helping you craft your act. If you’ve been looking to get into stand-up, or already do it and are looking to hone your craft a bit more, this workshop is for you.

Two fantastic electives with two of the best improvisers in Philadelphia! Jess Ross will go through many different scene techniques and help you loosen up and have more fun on stage in her Improvised Scene Study elective. Kristen Schier’s Clowning elective has been talked about for a while, so I’m bumping it up to the Spring session. As she puts it, “It is not essential to have previous experience of this particular way of working but it is necessary to come prepared to fail, make mistakes and laugh at yourself…for it is only by accepting our ridiculousness that we will find and enjoy performing our clowns! All students will receive a complimentary red nose.” A red nose!

On May 10th-11th Kevin McDonald of Kids In the Hall fame will return to PHIT to teach his very popular Improv to Sketch Master Class. The class will be run over two days and will teach you the process through which he and his KITH brethren created the iconic show. Another bit of good news- the aforementioned payment plan is available for this weekend workshop! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

With the special guest just announced (and the possibility of more), returning workshops, new electives, practice groups and of course comedy shows now happening at the theater 5 days a week(!) there really is something for everyone at PHIT this Spring. Head on over to our enroll now page and see all that we have to offer. Hope to see you around the theater soon!


Have questions? Send an email to classes@phillyimprovtheater.com

Mike Marbach
PHIT Education Director

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