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.
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 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.
Prerequisite: PHIT Improv 101
Day: Monday through Friday
Dates: 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, and 8/11
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Graduation Show Date/Time: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Please read through our terms and conditions of enrollment prior to enrolling.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tara Demmy is a Philadelphia-based improviser, actor, and teaching artist. She has trained in comedic improvisation at Second City Chicago, the Upright Citizens Brigade NYC, and Philly Improv Theater where she performs regularly. Tara has performed with the N Crowd, Iron Lung, PHIT’s Story UP!, PHIT house team Dr. Sleepover, and former PHIT house team Hey Rube. She has taken workshops with Jill Bernard, Mark Sutton, Zach Ward, Jet Eveleth, and Armando Diaz. Tara is a graduate of Denison University and Helikos: International School of Theater Creation in Italy. Tara has been teaching for over five years and is currently a teaching artist for Arden Theatre Company ( improv and theater for grades K-12), Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (afterschool theater for grades 5-8), and Philly Improv Theater (improv for adults and through the Kids & Teens program grades 6-8).
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT TARA
“Tara was super fun, very energetic and inclusive. I can’t imagine someone walking away from her class without being excited about improv” — “It is not easy to get a large group of adults to act silly in front of one another without feeling weird, but Tara made us all super comfortable being creative and open.”