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: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, and 10/2
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. (Main Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room A (2nd Floor)
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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT MOLLY
"Molly is incredible! She has a great ability to critique and make suggestions without making anyone feel inadequate or lacking ability." -- "I loved Molly's enthusiasm for comedy. Her energy kept me going and she was always great at sandwiching compliments with criticism so I never felt discouraged from playing and being vulnerable." -- "The only negative thing about Molly's class was that it had to eventually come to an end!"
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Molly is a writer and performer based in Philadelphia. She recently graduated from Temple University where she majored in in Media Production and Greek and Roman Classics. She has been doing improvised comedy since she was 16 years old, and has completed the curricula at Philly Improv Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. While at Temple, she served as Executive Producer for the live studio sketch show, Temple SMASH.
She performs on multiple teams, including the Philly Improv Theater veteran team, The Future and the Dynamite Series show, Study Hall. She is the head writer for the Philly Improv Theater sketch house team, The Decoy. She has written and performed in two one-woman shows, and she also performs and travels with the independent duo, Den Mother. Molly was a part of the 2016 Improvaganza International Ensemble and has studied with Elana Fishbein, Christina Gausas, Mike Marbach, Susan Messing, and Kristen Schier. In addition to performing regularly in Philadelphia, she has performed in Edmonton (AB), Seattle, Toronto, Detroit, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and New York.
When she’s not making things up on stage, she’s a frequenter of Brazilian Steakhouses and Old Navy, and in her spare time, she watches far too many episodes of The Good Wife.