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Improv Conservatory: Cop Squad! with Tom Hannigan Application

Philadelphia, PA
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 applican... read more

Session 1 2018: Sketch Writing 101 with Brian Kelly

Philadelphia, PA
Intro to Sketch Comedy: 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, break down scripts to... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 301 with Mike Marbach

Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Improvisation: Students will continue to build on skills learned in Improv 101 and 201. Students will also begin putting those skills to work within a structured improv format by improvising scenes inspired by per... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 with Rob Alesiani

Philadelphia, PA
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 chara... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 401 with Kristen Schier

Philadelphia, PA
Intro 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... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 201 with Frank Farrell

Philadelphia, PA
Intermediate Improv and 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 ... read more

Session 1 2018: Acting 301 with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

Philadelphia, PA
Acting Styles: Building on the skills learned in Acting 101 & Acting 201, Acting 301 focuses on acting in two particular styles. In this first iteration of Acting Styles, participants will explore comedy in the absurdist v... read more

Session 1 2018: Weekday Improv 101 with Kristen Schier

Philadelphia, PA
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 chara... read more

Session 1 2018: Sketch Writing 201 with Joe Moore

Philadelphia, PA
Intermediate Sketch: Building on concepts introduced in our Sketch Writing 101 class, students will expand their skills by learning to write various types of sketches and workshopping with their peers.Prerequisites: Sketch... read more

Session 1 2018: Acting 101 with Nick Gillette

Philadelphia, PA
Introduction to Acting: 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 a... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 301 with Nick Gillette

Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Improvisation: Students will continue to build on skills learned in Improv 101 and 201. Students will also begin putting those skills to work within a structured improv format by improvising scenes inspired by per... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 201 with Ralph Andracchio

Philadelphia, PA
Intermediate Improv and 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 ... read more

Session 1 2018: Musical Improv 101 with Dave Sucharski

Philadelphia, PA
Intro to Musical Improv: Students take the basic improv concept of “Yes, and..” and discover how to apply it to improvised musical scenework! They will learn how to take their characters and relationships and create lyrics... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 401 with Sheila Master

Philadelphia, PA
Intro 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... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 201 with Erin Pitts

Philadelphia, PA
Intermediate Improv and 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 ... read more

Session 1 2018: Sketch 101 with Joe Moore

Philadelphia, PA
Intro to Sketch Comedy: 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, break down scripts to... read more

Session 1 2018: Sketch Writing 301 with Matthew Schmid

Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Sketch: Building on concepts introduced in our Sketch Writing 101 and 201 classes, students will expand their skills by learning to write more types of sketches, workshopping with their peers, and learning to writ... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 301 with Steve Kleinedler

Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Improvisation: Students will continue to build on skills learned in Improv 101 and 201. Students will also begin putting those skills to work within a structured improv format by improvising scenes inspired by per... read more

Session 1 2018: Weekday Sketch Writing 101 with Molly Scullion

Philadelphia, PA
Intro to Sketch Comedy: 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, break down scripts to... read more

Winter 2018 Grades 2-3 Beginner Improv Skills with Sarah Clemency

Philadelphia, PA
BEGINNER IMPROV SKILLSStudents will learn a combination of storytelling, theatrical, and improv comedy skills with a core focus on improvised scene work. Through a series of fun and imaginative games and lessons, students ... read more

Winter 2018 Grades 4-5 Intermediate Improv Skills with Nick Gillette

Philadelphia, PA
INTERMEDIATE IMPROV SKILLSStudents will develop (or in the case of returning students extend) their foundations in comedic improvisation as they prepare for our middle school courses’ focus on short-form improv. Through a ... read more

Winter 2018 Grades 6-8 Beginner Short-Form Improv with Sam Abrams

Philadelphia, PA
BEGINNER SHORT-FORM IMPROVStudents will learn the art of comedic short-form improvisation. Through a series of fun and engaging classes, students will utilize learned skills in listening, agreement, and the power of “Yes a... read more

Winter 2018 Grades 6-8 Stand-up Elective with LaTice Klapa

Philadelphia, PA
STAND-UP ELECTIVEThis class will give students an 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 ... read more

Winter 2018 Grades K-1 Improvised Play with Danielle Klaiman

Philadelphia, PA
IMPROVISED PLAYStudents will learn improv basics and storytelling skills through age-appropriate, imaginative games and lessons. They will engage with improv essentials such as character, voice, use of body, agreement and ... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 with Jessica Snow

Philadelphia, PA
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 chara... read more

Session 1 2018: Improv 201 with Kristen Schier

Philadelphia, PA
Intermediate Improv and 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 ... read more

Session 1 2018: Stand-up 101 with Rachel Fogletto

Philadelphia, PA
This six week 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 ... read more

Session 1 2018: Intro to Digital Sketch with Jon Plester

Philadelphia, PA
Have you always wanted to learn how to take your sketches from the stage to the screen? Learn the tricks to filming a hilarious video sketch? Wanted to go to film school but decided it was irresponsible to waste the money?... read more

Session 1 2018: Acting 201 with Amy Frear

Philadelphia, PA
Scene Study: Building on the skills learned in Acting 101, Acting 201 puts more of a focus on the two person scene. Through a mix of exercise and workshopping, students will strengthen skills as well as learn new ways to a... read more

Session 1 2018: Acting 101 with Amy Frear

Philadelphia, PA
Introduction to Acting: 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 a... read more

Session 1 2018: Stand-up 101 with Rachel Fogletto

Philadelphia, PA
This six week 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 ... read more

Session 1 2018: Sketch 101 with Jolie Darrow

Philadelphia, PA
Intro to Sketch Comedy: 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, break down scripts to... read more

Workshop: Improv to Pilot & Feature Development with Meredith Weir

Philadelphia, PA
This workshop will be geared toward folks who have a background in improvisation and are interested in using that art form to develop long form narratives (TV pilots and feature length films). In the workshop, students wil... read more

Workshop: From Premise to Sketch with Kevin McDonald

Philadelphia, PA
“From Premise to Sketch”In this workshop, students will come in with a sketch premise. Throughout the workshop, Kevin will work with each student on their premise and help them figure out how to take it from an idea to a f... read more

Improv to Sketch Masterclass with Kevin McDonald

Philadelphia, PA
“Improv to Sketch Master Class”Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall for a two day, 14 hour workshop to improve your acting and writing skills.  In a group of twenty to thirty actors you will learn how to write comed... read more
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Past Events

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 with Nick Gillette

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 with Nick Gillette

Philadelphia, PA
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 enviro...
Monday, January 15 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 with Greg Maughan

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 with Greg Maughan

Philadelphia, PA
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 enviro...
Thursday, January 11 2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Session 1 2018: Sketch Writing 401 with Matthew Schmid

Session 1 2018: Sketch Writing 401 with Matthew Schmid

Philadelphia, PA
Packet Development: Building on concepts introduced in our Sketch Writing 101, 201 and 301 classes, students will use their skills and learn how to assemble those into a packet for submission to a PHIT team or a sketch show (e.g. SNL, Key & Peele). Students will leave this class with a ready-to-g...
Sun, Jan 7 2018 7:00 PM Mon, Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Free Intro to Acting Workshop with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

Free Intro to Acting Workshop with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

Philadelphia, PA
This two hour introductory workshop gives students the chance to “try before you buy”, by sampling some of the things you'll do in an 8 week acting course at PHIT. You'll learn the basics of acting technique, explore a bit of character study, and dive into some cold scene work.  This class is pe...
Saturday, January 6 2018 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Nick Gillette

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Nick Gillette

Philadelphia, PA
This two hour introductory workshop gives cautious students the chance to “try before you buy”, by sampling some of the fun things you'll do in an 8 week improv course at PHIT. You'll learn the core improv concept of "agreement", how to create characters from nothing, and you'll dip your toes int...
Friday, January 5 2018 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Rachel Semigran

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Rachel Semigran

Philadelphia, PA
This two hour introductory workshop gives cautious students the chance to “try before you buy”, by sampling some of the fun things you'll do in an 8 week improv course at PHIT. You'll learn the core improv concept of "agreement", how to create characters from nothing, and you'll dip your toes int...
Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 Intensive with Molly Scullion

Session 1 2018: Improv 101 Intensive with Molly Scullion

Philadelphia, PA
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 compl...
Tue, Jan 2 2018 12:00 PM Fri, Jan 5 2018 5:00 PM

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Rachel Semigran

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Rachel Semigran

Philadelphia, PA
This two hour introductory workshop gives cautious students the chance to “try before you buy”, by sampling some of the fun things you'll do in an 8 week improv course at PHIT. You'll learn the core improv concept of "agreement", how to create characters from nothing, and you'll dip your toes int...
Wednesday, December 27 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Don't Sweat the Technique: Game with Rob Gentile

Don't Sweat the Technique: Game with Rob Gentile

Philadelphia, PA
Don't Sweat the Technique - Game: Let's demystify this: playing "game" doesn't have to be hard. We will work on finding what's funny and focus on simplifying the process of playing game. Prerequisite: Improv 201 Day: SaturdayDates: December 23rd, 2017Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please read thr...
Saturday, December 23 2017 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Chris Esperance

Free Intro to Improv Workshop with Chris Esperance

Philadelphia, PA
This two hour introductory workshop gives cautious students the chance to “try before you buy”, by sampling some of the fun things you'll do in an 8 week improv course at PHIT. You'll learn the core improv concept of "agreement", how to create characters from nothing, and you'll dip your toes int...
Tuesday, December 19 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

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