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: Improv 101 at PHIT
Dates: 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, and 10/3
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 4:30 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 RALPH
“You can tell that Ralph genuinely cared about our progression throughout the weeks of class.” – “Having no experience in Improv, I was extremely nervous and self-conscious about the class. Ralph did an excellent job providing support to each student, regardless of their experience level.” – “Really great instructor especially for beginners. Made me feel totally comfortable in class.”
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Ralph is an instructor at the PHIT Training Center, a member of former PHIT house team King Friday, a cast member of the 2010 TROIKA Championship team Pasiones de Pasiones (an improvised Spanish telenovela), and one half of the duo Sad Trombone with fellow PHIT instructor and director Steve Kleinedler. He has performed on the UCB Theatre main stage as part of the Del Close Marathon, at the People’s Improv Theater for the New York Improv Festival, at the Magnet Theater in New York, on the Baltimore Improv Group stage, at the Chicago Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Boston Improv Festival, and the Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival.
Before he began his improv career, Ralph worked in Los Angeles on the production teams of some memorable television shows and movies, including The World Stunt Awards, ABC’s 50th Anniversary Special, the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the feature film Seabiscuit. He was also Art Director on many independent videos and short films, and worked as the Assistant Art Director on the Showtime comedy series The Underground, starring Damon Wayans.
Ralph has studied under some of the most gifted improvisers in Philly, and workshopped with talents like Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Brian O’Connell, Craig Cackowski, Shaun Landry, Kevin Mullaney, Susan Messing, Christina Gausas, and 30 ROCK’s Scott Adsit.
When not performing, Ralph coaches independent teams in and around Philadelphia, and formerly directed PHIT House Team The Future. He also has a regular 9 to 5 job as Hub Admin/Customer Service Tech Support for BBYO, a worldwide Jewish leadership organization for high school teens.
Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphAlpha