About the class
This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn how to say "yes, and…," make positive choices, initiate and commit to scenes, heighten, use tag-outs and walk-ons, and deliver real-life monologues.
The PIT's Introduction to Improv class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. There will be a final graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.
Jenn Welch is a writer, comedian, and improviser based in New York City. She performs stand-up around the city almost nightly, and is the co-host and co-producer of The Stand-Up Showdown at The PIT. Jenn is a veteran member of PIT improv house teams, including long-running teams Walter and Carpenters, and teaches improv at the PIT. Before moving to New York in 2010, Jenn was a regular contributor to Top Story Weekly, a live current events sketch show at the iO West in Los Angeles, and she work-shopped multiple half-hour pilots under the mentorship of TV veteran Phil Kellard. And before moving to LA in 2003, she spent 17 years immersed in the cut-throat world of competitive tap dancing. Her hour-long storytelling show "Jenn Welch is Crying! In Public!" sold out multiple dates at the PIT, and her second solo show "Jenn Welch is Dancing! Like Nobody's Watching!" debuted to a packed house at SOLOCOM 2014. Follow her on Twitter / Instagram / Meerkat: @jennwelchnow