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 14th, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. (Second Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room A (2nd Floor)
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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ROB
"Rob was such a great teacher! He helped me break out of my comfort zone and open up. Also I was genuinely surprised at how much I learned about improv during the 8 weeks, and I am recommending Rob's class to all my friends." -- "Rob is a fabulous teacher. His comments were spot on, his enthusiasm infectious, his outlook always focused on positive improvement, and his recommendations enlightening. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone willing to take classes."
ROB ALESIANI BIO
Rob is very proud to be a member of PHIT House Team ‘Outside Voices’ under the direction of Caitlin Weigel.
Rob has studied Long-form Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York under Jessica St. Clair, Charlie Todd and Chris Gethard. At the Philly Improv Theater, he’s studied under Christina Gausas, Michael Delaney, Mike Hochman, Jessica Snow, Steve Kleinedler, Luke Field and Mike Marbach.
His Film and TV credits include production for The Suze Orman Show, Assistant (to the) Director for the Macy’s Day Parade on NBC, Marketing and Affiliate Relations Manager for MAURY, Jerry Springer and The Steve Wilkos Show, and playing the voice of a castrated whale puppet on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Seriously, that happened. Check IMDB.
He can also be seen in and around Philadelphia performing improv as a member of ‘Detention,’ ‘Rob-Prov’ and in the duo ‘Roomies’ with his actual roommate Joe Tuzzi.
He can also be seen in the monthly PHIT show ‘Two Late with Rob and Joe’ a fully produced late night comedy talk show, co-starring his ‘Roomies’ duo partner Joe Tuzzi.
Outside of the comedy world, Rob is a classically trained operatic baritone, can be seen tinkering with wires in server rooms, or wandering aimlessly around Northern Liberties.