November 2013 Musical Improv Elective with Claire Halberstadt & Zach Wiseley

ClaireSmallMusical Improv:  Students will build upon their knowledge of longform improv by learning how to heighten a scene through improvised song. In addition to learning the basic song structures and styles that are the foundation of musical improv, students will discover why these structures are necessary, and also how to use them as a tool for staying on the same page with fellow performers. Other topics covered will include: learning to sense who “gets” the song, beginnings and endings, not being a slave to the rhyme, how to split a song between two, three or more people, and when/why to break into song during a show.

Dates: Sundays, November 3rd, 2013 through December 15th, 2013 (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
Times: 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Adrienne Theatre, basement rehearsal space, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (get map)

Show: Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Show Location: The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (get map)

Instructor: Claire Halberstadt (bio) & Zach Wiseley (bio)
What Students Say About Claire & Zach: “Claire and Zach were a great team: they both brought individual outlooks that combined to be something even greater.”

Cost: $175 through 10/27/2013, $225 afterwards
Pre-requisites: PHIT Improv 201 or equivalent (with advance approval of the PHIT Education Director).

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