IMPROV TO SKETCH ELECTIVE
Students will use the skills initially taught in our beginner class: listening, creating characters, and establishing relationships to learn how to write sketch comedy. During the first half of class, students will spend more time creating improvised scenes with partners, with feedback and discussion about what makes a comedy sketch. The second half of class will focus on using those improvised scenes to write sketches in groups and rehearse the sketches. The class will culminate in a live performance of the written sketches for families and invited guests. Pre-requisite: Completion of one session of Beginner Long-Form Improv at PHIT Comedy, or approval of the Kids & Teens Coordinator.
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, & 2/28
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Class Performance: Saturday, March 3rd, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. (Mainstage)
Please read through our PHIT Kids & Teens - Terms and Conditions of Enrollment prior to enrolling.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Joe is from Norristown, PA, and is a very proud member of PHIT House Team This is Your Captain. He is also a member of the indie sketch group Corn Teeth and the indie improv team Bill Parks, who happen to host Philadelphia’s newest place for independent and experimental comedy, known simply as “The Brewery”. Joe began his improv journey way back in the year 2013 when he began to study improv at PHIT under Alex Gross, Mike Marbach, and Steve Kleindedler. Joe has also taken sketch classes at PHIT under Brian Kelly and Paul Triggiani. If you ever see Joe in person, you should ask about the “Alligator Incident” or just say hi or bake him a pie because pie is nice.
What Parents & Students Say About Joe
“Joe was so relatable to the kids which made my son more comfortable and free to be creative.”
ABOUT YOUR TEACHING ASSISTANT
Kelly is thrilled to be a part of PHIT's Kids & Teens program! She is excited to bring her experience coaching tennis to kids, as well as her background in performance to PHIT's education program. In addition to a BA in Theatre Arts from Suffolk University, she is a graduate of PHIT's improv curriculum, and studied under Caitlin Weigel, Ralph Andracchio, Steve Kleinedler, and Nick Gillette, as well as Stand-up with Nicole Yates. She has also studied at Improv Asylum in Boston. Kelly is a member of PHIT House Sketch Team, The Decoy. When not at PHIT, Kelly can be seen in other stuff too! Recent credits include, Theater Unspeakable's The American Revolution, and 21st Ward Theater Company's The Meadow Festival.