“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: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 1:30 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 ROB“Rob was amazing… He was a natural and I hope in the future my teachers are just as wonderful as he was. I’m going to miss him!” — “Rob was great. Super supportive and positive. I appreciated his enthusiasm and would definitely take another class from him and recommend his 101 class to anybody that expressed an interest.”
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Robert O’Neill is an instructor, director and performer at Philly Improv Theater. He currently performs with PHIT house team The Future and directs the Harold team Swan Year. He is also a member of the independent ensemble Playback and can be seen monthly in the Dynamite Series show Study Hall.
Having studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center in New York City, Robert became a PHIT company member in 2013 when he was cast on the team Outside Voices, under the direction of Caitlin Weigel. In addition to his work at PHIT, Robert has appeared in numerous short-run shows around the city, including “The Bright N’ Bold Beauty Box Old-Time Radio Hour,” “SorkinCorp” and House of Solitude’s “A Galaxy Uncherished”.