Classes

Below is a list of all our classes, electives, master classes, intensives and one-day workshops currently enrolling. If you are looking for the current session schedule click here.

FREE INTRO CLASSES     INTENSIVES     SKETCH WRITING CLASSES
IMPROV CLASSES     STAND-UP COMEDY    ACTING CLASSES     ELECTIVES     ONE DAY WORKSHOPS


FREE INTRO CLASSES!
LEARN SOME BASICS, MEET NEW PEOPLE, HAVE FUN!

If you are considering a class with PHIT but not sure about committing to an eight-week session before having the chance to see what our instructors, classes, and students are like we encourage you to sign up for one of our FREE Intro to Workshops below. These two-hour sessions will give you a sense of who, what, where, and how in our approach to creating talented and funny improvisers/comedians/humans.

FREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Whitney Harris
Day:
 Wednesday
Date: 
3/15/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Rob O’Neill
Day: 
Thursday
Date: 
3/16/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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INTENSIVES! 8 WEEKS OF CLASS IN JUST A FEW DAYS!

PHIT Improv intensives give you the benefit of going through an entire PHIT level in a very short amount of time. A class that would normally meet once a week for eight weeks is condensed into meeting just a few days in one week! We also occasionally offer a full program intensive where you complete Improv levels 101 – 401 in just one month! Each intensive includes a pass for free admission to PHIT shows and access to improv practice groups, and a class graduation show.

IMPROV 101 INTENSIVE
Instructor: 
Kevin Pettit
Day: 
Tuesday – Friday
Dates: 
5/16 – 5/19
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch 2pm – 3pm)
SAVE $50 THROUGH 4/2/2017!
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LEARN TO WRITE COMEDY SKETCHES! EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE!

This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past.  Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, learn about different sketch formats, and write and workshop their own material.  The focus in Level 1 is on developing each student’s individual voice and comic sensibility.  The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.

SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Jolie Darrow
Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
3/19 through 5/7
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25!
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JacquieBakerSmallSKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
 Jacquie Baker
Day:
Mondays
Dates:
3/20 through 5/8
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Joe Moore
Day:
Mondays
Dates: 3/20 through 5/8
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Jack O’Keeffe
Day: 
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/22 through 5/10
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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MatthewSchmidSmallSKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor: 
Matthew Schmid
Day:
Fridays
Dates: 
3/24 through 5/12
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Brian Kelly
Day:
Saturdays
Dates: 
3/25 through 5/13
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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JacquieBakerSmallSKETCH WRITING 201
Instructor:
Jacquie Baker
Day: 
Thursdays
Dates: 
3/23 through 5/11
Time:
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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MatthewSchmidSmallSKETCH WRITING 201
Instructor: 
Matthew Schmid
Day: 
Saturdays
Dates: 3/25 through 5/13
Time: 
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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LEARN TO IMPROVISE! HAVE FUN AND MEET NEW PEOPLE!

Students will learn the basic improv concept of “Yes, and..” and discover how a scene can be created through agreement. They will also learn important basic improv skills like: creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects and environment work. Students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner. ​

FrankFarrellSmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Frank Farrell
Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
3/19 through 5/7
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: Whitney Harris
Day: Sundays
Dates: 3/19 through 5/7
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
5 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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Molly_Scullion_SmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Molly Scullion
Day: Mondays
Dates: 3/20 through 5/8
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
10 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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Molly_Scullion_SmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Molly Scullion
Day: Mondays
Dates: 3/20 through 5/8
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
10 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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RobAlesianiSmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Rob Alesiani
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 3/21 through 5/9
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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rachelsemigransmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Rachel Semigran
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 3/22 through 5/10
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
10 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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robertONeillSmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Rob O’Neill
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 3/23 through 5/11
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25 NOW!
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IMPROV 101DavidDonnellaSmall
Instructor:
 David Donnella
Day: Fridays
Dates: 3/24 through 5/12
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Jessica Snow
Day: 
Saturdays
Dates:
3/25 through 5/13
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Erin Pitts
Day: Sundays
Dates:
3/19 through 5/7
Time:
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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RalphSmallIMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Ralph Andracchio
Day: 
Tuesdays
Dates: 
3/21 through 5/9
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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IMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Caitlin Weigel
Day: 
Wednesdays
Dates: 
3/22 through 5/10
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1 SPOT LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201
Instructor: 
David Donnella
Day: 
Saturdays
Dates: 
3/25 through 5/13
Time: 
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
3 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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NickGilletteSmallIMPROV 301
Instructor:
Nick Gillette
Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
3/19 through 5/7
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Steve Kleinedler
Day: 
Tuesdays
Dates: 
3/21 through 5/9
Time: 
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
4 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Mike Marbach
Day: 
Thursdays
Dates:
3/23 through 5/11
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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KristenSchier_smallIMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Kristen Schier
Day: 
Saturdays
Dates:
3/25 through 5/12
Time:
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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KristenSchier_smallIMPROV 401
Instructor: 
Kristen Schier
Day:
 Sunday
Dates: 
3/19 through 5/7
Time: 
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1  SPOT LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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NickGilletteSmallIMPROV 401
Instructor: 
Nick Gillette
Day: 
Mondays
Dates: 
3/20 through 5/8
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
9 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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ACTING CLASSES!

In this class, students will explore basic acting skills fundamental to performance. Some concepts to be examined are action, objectives, tactics, and script analysis. This class will culminate in an exploration and showing of two contrasting monologues. Viewing of theatrical performances in Philadelphia followed by a discussion will also be a part of this class.

ACTING 101
Instructor:
 Amy Frear
Day: Mondays
Dates: 3/27 through 5/15
Time: 
8:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
5 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $25!
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STAND-UP CLASSES!

This class will give you a basic, usable understanding of how to begin crafting a stand-up comedy act, from absolute beginner advice on stage presence to different approaches to generating material. Students will learn how to take their thoughts, experiences, and observations about life and blend them with their own unique sense of humor and personality to begin creating a routine.

nicole_yates_smallSTAND-UP 101
Instructor: 
Nicole Yates
Day:
Mondays
Dates: 
4/10 through 5/15
Time:
 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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ELECTIVES! LEARN A FORM OR SHARPEN A SKILL!

IMPROVISED TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
CONSERVATORY CLASS
Instructor: 
Kristen Schier
Day: Sundays
Dates: 
2/12 through 4/2
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
MARCH IMRPOV CONSERVATORY
Instructor:
Fred Brown
Day: 
Wednesdays
Dates: 
3/15 through 5/3
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS! TRAIN WITH SOMEONE NEW!

THE KNITTY GRITTY OF ITTY
Instructor:
Caitlin Weigel
Day:
Saturday
Date: 
3/18/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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