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: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: Saturday, March 10th, 2018 @ 3:30 p.m. (Mainstage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room A (2nd Floor)
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
“Awesome instructor! Kristen was able to critique in a very pleasant way, while engaging the classroom.” — “Kristen is first-rate, with a good combination of formal knowledge and know-how.”
Kristen Schier is the Artistic Director of The Philly N Crowd, which performs weekly shows at The Actor’s Center. Before coming to PHIT she taught improv for Delaware Theater Company, Drexel University, and The Actor’s Center.
Kristen has a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from the University of the Arts and has been working in Philly as a professional actor, improviser and teacher for several years. She has worked with Commonwealth Classic Theater Company, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Ego Po. She has appeared in many productions including the originally created Art of War, which received a Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble.
Kristen has studied clowning intensively with Giovanni Fusetti and has studied improv at The Second City and at the Annoyance in Chicago and the Magnet Theater in NYC. She has taken workshops and classes with such improv notables as Michael Gelman, Jill Bernard, Armando Diaz, Asaf Ronen, Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Jonathan Pitts Joe Bill and Mark Sutton and members of the UCB Theater in New York City.
When she is not on stage, Kristen is incredibly absent minded and susceptible to fraud.