Session 3 2017: Improv 101 with David Donnella

By PHIT Comedy Training Center (other events)

Sunday, June 4 2017 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

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. Meets once a week for eight weeks.
Prerequisites: None!

Day: Sundays
Dates: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, and 7/23
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. (2nd Stage)

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David Donnella

“David was amazing. His feedback was perfectly balanced between noting our strengths in each scene and overall as improvisers as well as offering what we could do to improve. He also made sure to take the time to tell us how good he thought we were, which was highly encouraging and made for an incredible sold out class show!”  —  “I thought that David was an amazing instructor and that he gave freely of himself both inside and outside of the classroom. I felt like he was extremely supportive, while also challenging us to grow in ways that were specific to us as individuals. He did a fantastic job of creating and facilitating an environment that was fun and engaging. Our class had really unique personalities and styles and yet, because of David’s encouraging spirit, he fostered a space for us each to learn about improv AND to begin some great friendships that are sure to grow into something special.”

David Donnella is a member of PHIT House Team The Future.

David began acting at Radnor High School where he played Mordcha the bartender in Fiddler on the Roof. He then moved to Hampshire College where he studied film, theater, and writing. After graduating in 2011, David began studying at the Philly Improv Theater with Jason Grimley and Mike Marbach.

Nowadays, David performs weekly with The Future, monthly with the Dynamite Series shows Study Hall, Page One, and Dirty Laundry, and whenever possible with the children’s show StoryUp! He also holds the unofficial record for most improv classes buddied.

A proud alumnus of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Mens Chorale, David believes that a bold color choice is the first step to success. Outside of improv David can be found selling beer, supporting the Chicago Bulls, and arguing about Game of Thrones on the Stark Raven Mad Podcast. His three sisters are a constant source of strength.

Mailing Address

2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103