Session 5 2017: Improv 101 with Rachel Semigran

By PHIT Comedy Training Center (other events)

Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:00 AM 9:00 AM

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.
Prerequisites: None!

Day: Wednesday
Dates: 10/25,11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 and 12/13
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Sunday, December 17th, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m. (Second Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room A (2nd Floor)

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Rachel Semigran

“Rachel was super supportive, a great improv role-model, an awesome instructor, and a genuinely sweet person.” — “Rachel was a fantastic instructor. Her class was a fun and energetic learning environment. I think she was great at recognizing our strengths and weaknesses and pushing us to perform our best.” — “Rachel is a great teacher, she’s exceptionally tuned into the class; empathetic, supportive, encouraging & knowledgeable. She coached us with heart & enthusiasm along in our journeys – I couldn’t believe how comfortable she made me feel in class & how easy it was to get through some of the more challenging bits thanks to that feeling of her having our backs & rooting for us.”

Rachel Semigran has been a member of PHIT House teams Mayor Karen and Hot Dish, and is currently a member of PHIT House Team Sabotage. She is a recent graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. While working towards a masters degree in London, Rachel eased the academic rigor by diving into the UK comedy scene. Her highest honor was performing the Armando with Tim Brooke Taylor. Other UK credits include: Assistant Director “NOLA,” – Edinburgh Fringe and “Epidemic” – Old Vic New Voices. Improv training includes Second City, UCB, Baby Wants Candy, and of course PHIT! She is also a long-time company member of Iron Age Theatre Company.

Rachel is distantly related to Nathan of Nathan’s hot dogs (I know, right?).


Mailing Address

2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103