Intro to Musical Improv: Students take the basic improv concept of “Yes, and..” and discover how to apply it to improvised musical scenework! They will learn how to take their characters and relationships and create lyrics on the spot. Students will combine their improv skills to create fully improvised songs with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.
Prerequisites: Improv 101 or approval of PHIT Training Center (please email firstname.lastname@example.org). Musical experience not required!
Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 2/27
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Sunday, March 11th, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. (Second Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room A (2nd Floor)
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Dave Sucharski has been studying, performing, and directing improv and theatre for 15 years. He directs Philly Improv Theater's "Thank You, Places: An Improvised Musical," which performs to packed houses every 1st and 3rd Friday. He performed weekly on PHIT House Teams Channel 77, Trash Island, The Future, and mash-up team Detention (formally The SHAM). He shares the stage semi-regularly with indie trio Swag Bag alongside Rob Alesiani and Emily Davis. Additionally, Dave directed Bits and Pieces, the resident short-form team of the Players Club of Swarthmore, coached Witch Academy's PHIT Launch Pad run, and coached former PHIT Harold team This Is Your Captain.
Dave currently resides in Bucks County, Pa, after living in NYC and performing nationally as a professional AEA actor, musician, and improviser. He was an Advanced Study improv student with Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, learning from Will and Kevin Hines, Ryan Karels, Phil Jackson, Chelsea Clarke, Ari Voukydis, and many more, as well as performing with indie team GAYLE!, formed and directed by UCB's Brandon Gardner. Dave received his MFA in Musical Theatre from University Central Florida Conservatory Theatre, while improvising with Orlando’s SAK Comedy Lab and Power2Improv.