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



 

Pat Shay

Pat Shay moved to Chicago in the 90s to train with Del Close, starting off a grand adventure in American improv. He is one of a very few improvisers to have played on House Teams and/or touring companies of IO Chicago, UCB, The Second City, and The PIT. With his wife, Mary Theresa Archbold, he created Jazz Hand - which, as a short film, got to the finals of the NBC Shortcuts Festival, and as a sketch show, got them invited to perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Media credits include Late Night with Conan Ou2019Brien, The Blacklist, and the part of Dr. Schwartz in the MTV (Other) series Shortcomings.