INTERMEDIATE IMPROV SKILLS
Students will develop (or in the case of returning students extend) their foundations in comedic improvisation as they prepare for our middle school courses’ focus on short-form improv. Through a series of fun and imaginative classes, students will learn and improve skills like listening, collaboration, and character exploration. They will also learn the golden rule of “Yes, and…” as it applies to creating an improvised scene through agreement. The course will culminate in an improvised performance for family and friends.
Dates: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, & 3/3
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Class Performance: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m. (Main Stage)
Please read through our PHIT Kids & Teens - Terms and Conditions of Enrollment prior to enrolling.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Nick Gillette is a physical theatre artist, a co-founder of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and an instructor at the Philly Improv Theater. He is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a 2014 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks resident artist, a 2016 Colgate University Christian A. Johnson resident artist, and currently a resident artist at the Philadelphia School for Circus Arts. With Almanac he has collaborated to devise and perform Communitas (2014), Nightfall (2014), The Fleecing (2015), Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes (2015), and Exile 2588 (2016). He has performed with Cabaret Red Light, BRAT Productions, Groundswell Players (now Lighting Rod Special), Pig Iron Theatre Co., Alex Bechtel, and the Philly Improv Theater.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT NICK
“He is very funny and very good at teaching.”
“He laughs a lot and gives good advice and criticism.”
WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT NICK
“Nick is an awesome, awesome instructor. He creates a very supportive, very warm atmosphere where kids feel comfortable letting loose.”
“Nick was awesome awesome and good good good.”
ABOUT YOUR TEACHING ASSISTANT
Rebecca is a recent transplant to Philly after relocating from South Florida where she studied, performed and taught improv at Sick Puppies Comedy in Boca Raton. Rebecca performed weekly as a house team member at Sick Puppies and was also a founding member of their first-ever musical improv team, Shallow Howl. In Philly, she i is a member of the indie team Llama. Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and serves as the Program Director at JAFCO, an organization serving abused, neglected and at-risk children. While in Florida, she successfully implemented an improv program for teens residing in the JAFCO group home and shelter programs,which she plans to replicate in the Philly community.