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 into improvised scenework.
This class is perfect for people of all experience levels. You do not need to have prior experience or be an actor / comedian. PHIT has students from all walks of life and all ages. We have people that are looking to make a go of improvising, but we have also had students that were just looking to meet new people, improv public speaking confidence, try something new, or simply have fun for two hours. There is no commitment here to register for a full class, only come in ready to have a good time.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT RACHEL
“Rachel was super supportive, a great improv role-model, an awesome instructor, and a genuinely sweet person.” — “Rachel was a fantastic instructor. Her class was a fun and energetic learning environment. I think she was great at recognizing our strengths and weaknesses and pushing us to perform our best.” — “Rachel is a great teacher, she’s exceptionally tuned into the class; empathetic, supportive, encouraging & knowledgeable. She coached us with heart & enthusiasm along in our journeys – I couldn’t believe how comfortable she made me feel in class & how easy it was to get through some of the more challenging bits thanks to that feeling of her having our backs & rooting for us.”
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Rachel Semigran has been a member of PHIT House teams Mayor Karen and Hot Dish, and is currently a member of PHIT House Team Sabotage. She is a recent graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. While working towards a masters degree in London, Rachel eased the academic rigor by diving into the UK comedy scene. Her highest honor was performing the Armando with Tim Brooke Taylor. Other UK credits include: Assistant Director “NOLA,” – Edinburgh Fringe and “Epidemic” – Old Vic New Voices. Improv training includes Second City, UCB, Baby Wants Candy, and of course PHIT! She is also a long-time company member of Iron Age Theatre Company. Rachel is distantly related to Nathan of Nathan’s hot dogs (I know, right?).