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.
Dates: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Sunday, October 8th, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. (2nd Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room B (through the lobby in the basement)
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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT FRED
“Fred’s positivity was great! And he made everyone feel welcome and involved.” — “He is an incredibly thoughtful man as well as hilarious and inspiring. I couldn’t have been more fortunate to have him as my instructor.” — “He was beyond knowledgable about the subject, and was articulate in sharing what we would do each week, how we would do it, and why it would be helpful in our position as an improviser. He found the good in everything we did while still somehow pushing us to try more, be bolder, and maintain the fundamentals. I really appreciated the time and energy he took on this 101 class.”
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Fred has always loved performing, but it wasn’t until he got the gumption to sign up for an improv class at PHIT that he realized the wonders of playing pretend with grown-ups. And he liked improv so much that, having worked as a teacher for eight years, Fred left his job to pursue a graduate degree in theater at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. He performs with the PHIT house team The Future most Saturdays, with the Figment Theater resident ensemble Playback every other Friday, and occasionally with fellow improviser Andrew Coppola in the duo Fred and Andrew are Tough Guys. He has been involved in various short-run shows around town, scripted and otherwise, both as an actor and as a musician.