Improv Classes

FREE INTRO WORKSHOPS     INTENSIVES     IMPROV 101     IMPROV 201     IMPROV 301
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FREE INTRO WORKSHOPS

Improv Class 1Improv 001 – Free Intro to Improv

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 to attend our one of our FREE Intro to Improv 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.

DavidDonnellaSmallFREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
David Donnella
Day: 
Friday
Date:
 9/30/2016
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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sheilamaster_smallFREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Sheila Master
Day: 
Saturday
Date:
10/1/2016
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Molly_Scullion_SmallFREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Molly Scullion
Day: 
Sunday
Date:
 10/2/2016
Time:
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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 FredBrown_SmallFREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Fred Brown
Day: 
Monday
Date: 
10/3/2016
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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IMPROV INTENSIVES

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
“Intro to Improvised Scenework”

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. 

Improv Class 2

8 WEEK CLASSES INCLUDE
STUDENT PASS FOR FREE SHOWS AT PHIT!
ACCESS TO IMPROV PRACTICE GROUPS!
GRADUATION SHOW FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
AND MORE!

SheilaMasterIMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Sheila Master
Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
10/16 through 12/4
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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FrankFarrellSmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Frank Farrell
Day: Sundays
Dates: 10/16 through 12/4
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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8 SPOTS LEFT!
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FredBrown_SmallIMPROV FOR ACTORS
Instructor: 
Fred Brown
Day: 
Mondays
Dates: 
10/17 through 12/5
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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CaitlinWeigel_color(small)IMPROV 101
Instructor: Caitlin Weigel
Day: Mondays
Dates: 10/17 through 12/5
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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rachelsemigransmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Rachel Semigran
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 10/18 through 12/6
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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5 SPOTS LEFT!
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BrianRumble_colorsmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Brian Rumble
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 10/19 through 12/7
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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6 SPOTS LEFT!
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robertONeillSmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Rob O’Neill
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 10/20 through 12/8
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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1 SPOT LEFT!
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DavidDonnellaSmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: David Donnella
Day: Fridays
Dates: 10/21 through 12/9
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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8 SPOTS LEFT!
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Molly_Scullion_SmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Molly Scullion
Day: Saturdays
Dates: 10/22 through 12/10
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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10 SPOTS LEFT!
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Improv 102 – “Intro to Improv Practice Group”: Next to learning and watching, the best way to get better at improv is through practice. Designed as a supplement to a class (not a replacement), Improv 102 sessions line up with the PHIT Improv 101 curriculum – reinforcing the ideas taught in your class the previous week and exposing you to a variety of instructors from PHIT’s staff throughout each session. Each practice group includes warm-ups and scenework exercises that aim to strengthen and work the core improv concepts laid out in our Intro to Improvised Scenework class. Improv 102 is open to current Improv 101 students, as well as past graduates of Improv 101. PHIT’s Practice Groups are $5 with a current session student pass (just show your student card) and just $20 (cash only) at the door for anyone else who meets the prerequisites: no advance registration required. Click here for the schedule of upcoming practice groups.

Improv 201
“Intermediate Improv & Scenework Techniques”

In this class, students will work the skills they were previously introduced to with more targeted exercises the help them explore the concepts of character, relationship, and environment on stage more deeply. They will also learn how to recognize and build on patterns to advance their scenes. Students will begin to learn elements of structure for performance and create fully improvised scenes with more than two performers.

DavidDonnellaSmallIMPROV 201
Instructor: 
David Donnella
Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
10/16 through 12/4
Time:
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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RalphSmallIMPROV 201
Instructor: Ralph Andracchio
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 10/18 through 12/6
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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KristenSchier_smallIMPROV 201
Instructor:
 Kristen Schier
Day:
 Mondays
Dates: 
10/24 through 12/12
Time: 
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
SAVE $25 ENROLLING BY 10/3!
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 MeredithWeirSmallIMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Meredith Weir
Day: 
Wednesdays
Dates: 
10/19 through 12/7
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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FredBrown_SmallIMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Fred Brown
Day: 
Saturdays
Dates: 
10/22 through 12/10
Time: 
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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Improv 202 – “Intermediate Improv Practice Group”: Extend your learning with PHIT’s Practice Group for intermediate improv students. Open only to current Improv 201 students or past Improv 201 graduates, these sessions ensure you end up with a much more productive experience that places you with fellow improvisers of equivalent level. Each practice group will include warm-ups and scenework exercises that aim to reinforce the concepts taught in the previous week’s Improv 201 class. PHIT’s Practice Groups are $5 with a current session student pass (just show your student card) and just $20 (cash only) at the door for anyone else who meets the prerequisites: no advance registration required. Click here for the schedule of upcoming practice groups.

Improv 301
“Advanced Improvisation”

Improvisers will continue building on skills acquired in prior levels through use of new acting techniques and additional improv formats, with a heavy focus on individual attention from their instructor.

JessicaSnow_color(small)IMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Jessica Snow
Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
10/16 through 12/4
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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SteveKleinedlerSmallIMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Steve Kleinedler
Day: 
Mondays
Dates: 
10/17 through 12/5
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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MikeMarbachSmallIMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Mike Marbach
Day: 
Saturdays
Dates: 
10/22 through 12/10
Time: 
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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Improv 302 – “Improvised Scenework Practice Group”
For students of Improv 301 or higher and graduates of PHIT’s Training Center, Improv 302 serves a practice session with a scenework focus for advanced improvisers. These sessions ensure you end up with a much more productive experience that places you with fellow improvisers of equivalent level – starting with warm-ups and then focusing exclusively on helping you get more scenework with notes from PHIT’s. PHIT’s Practice Groups are $5 with a current session student pass (just show your student card) and just $20 (cash only) at the door for anyone else who meets the prerequisites: no advance registration required. Click here for the schedule of upcoming practice groups.

IMPROV 401
“Introduction to The Harold”

Students will take their strong foundation in improvised scenework and learn to attach structure to their scenes for performance by learning “The Harold” – scenic improv’s most famous and widely taught structure. They will build on their understandings of patterns and also learn to perform in scenes with large groups.

KristenSchier_smallIMPROV 401
Instructor: Kristen Schier

Day: 
Sundays
Dates:
10/16 through 12/4
Time:
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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2 SPOTS LEFT!
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NickGilletteSmallIMPROV 401
Instructor: 
Nick Gillette
Day:
 Thursdays
Dates: 
10/20 through 12/8
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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PHIT IMPROV CONSERVATORY

Through a series of exercises focused on personal attention, practice with various improv forms and styles, discussion of what they do and do not enjoy seeing on stage, eight (8) students selected from the pool of applicants to this Improv Conservatory class will spend 8-weeks creating a unique style for a run of their own at PHIT. During four weeks of shows at The Philly Improv Theater students will receive further feedback from their director, have the chance to watch recordings of their performances to improve their stage skills, and adjust their show as a group throughout a run.

ELECTIVES

Below is a complete list of upcoming electives being offered at PHIT. Click the registration links on the right for detailed information on each class- including a detailed description, location information, instructor bio and payment terms.

MeredithWeirSmallDON’T SPEAK: SILENCE WITH A PURPOSE
Instructor: Meredith Weir
Day: Saturdays
Start Date: November 11th, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Prerequisite: Improv 301
7 SPOTS LEFT!
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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

Below is a complete list of upcoming workshops being offered at PHIT. Click the registration links on the right for detailed information on each class- including a detailed description, location information, instructor bio and payment terms.

Rich_Talarico_SmallOBJECT WORK: THE SECRET WEAPON OF IMPROV
Instructor: 
Rich Talarico
Day/Date: 
Saturday, 10/15
Time: 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Prerequisite: Improv 201
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Rich_Talarico_SmallCHARACTER = CHOICE
Instructor: 
Rich Talarico
Day/Date:
 Saturday, 10/15
Time: 
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Prerequisite: Improv 201
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MikeMarbachSmallTAPPA TAPPA TAPPA
Instructor:
Mike Marbach
Day/Date: 
Saturday, 10/22
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prerequisite: Improv 301
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Tara_Demmy_SmallGROTESQUE CHARACTERS
Instructor:
Tara Demmy
Day/Date: 
Saturday, 10/29
Time:
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Prerequisite: Improv 301
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