About the class

This class will help students take the basic elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy learned in Level One and apply them toward building great scenes that engage an audience. Students will leave this level with an understanding of how to make strong initiations, establish who/what/where, heighten the funniest choices and edit scenes.



Students will learn and practice techniques for starting scenes, enhancing and enriching scenes, finding yourself when you feel lost, and creating characters that are completely unique. There will be a final graduation performance at The PIT for friends, family and others.This class will help students take the core elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy learned in Level One and apply them toward building great scenes that engage an audience.



Students will leave this level with an understanding of how to make strong initiations, establish who/what/where, heighten the funniest choices and edit scenes. Students will learn and practice techniques for starting scenes, enhancing and enriching scenes, finding yourself when you feel lost, and creating characters that are completely unique. There will be a final graduation performance at The PIT for friends, family, and others.

Prerequisite Level 1: Intro To Improv



 

Mandy Schmieder

Mandy Schmieder is an actress, comedy writer, and improviser. She earned an M.F.A in Acting from UC-Irvine and has been performing regionally and in NYC for the past 8 years. Before her foray into improv, she portrayed such roles as Lady MacBeth, Medea, Helen Jones in Machinal, and other women who are killed or kill themselves. Comedy was the next logical step. She’s been performing improv weekly on a P.I.T. house team for over 5 years and currently performs with teams, Local 154, Sid Viscous!, Lucy, and Local News. She has taught improv, beginning acting, and coaches independent improv teams. She most recently wrote & starred in her first solo show which premiered in NYC & the Piccolo Fringe Festival in Chas., S.C. For additional film, theater, & commercial credits, please visit mandyschmieder.com.