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Online Sketch Level 2 7-9 PM EST

Thursday 6/17 – Thursday 7/22

Instructor: Matt Prigge

In Sketch Writing Level 2: Building Your Packet, students will utilize the skills developed in "Sketch Writing Level 1" to write sketches in a series of classic formats. Mastering the modern sketch comedy standards -  commercial parodies, character pieces, topical sketches, and many more - is the primary goal of this class, as students will begin to fine-tune and hone their personal sketch comedy voice.

 

By the end of this class, students will have written five original sketches, and will be well on their way to having a polished, professional sketch writing packet. 

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Online Level 2 Improv 6-8PM EST

Monday 6/21 – Monday 8/9

Instructor: Christine Piñeiro

 

In level 2 you will continue to focus on strong listening and reacting without interrupting your scene partner. Making sure “the beginning  of your sentence doesn’t get in the way of the middle of theirs”. You will reinforce saying “Yes, and...!” Until you have to say “no thank you”. The goal will be to be able to do a first and second beat of a 2 person scene using the tool of a “time-dash” either going forward or backward in time. Personal, truthful, monologues will also be part of the tool box that will benefit all aspects of life and performance. Editing will be introduced so performers know when it’s time to enter a scene and edit a scene with walk on’s and sweep edits. 

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Remote Classes Added

Voted "Best Improv Classes" by New York Magazine, the PIT Comedy School is dedicated to fostering the art of comedic theater through coursework in Performance, Professional Writing & Production.

Online Hosting 101 7-9 PM EST

Tuesday 6/22 7:00 pm

Instructor: Stephanie Holmes

Stephanie Holmes hosts all across New York City and is currently a regular emcee at Gotham Comedy Club.  In addition, Stephanie has experience with hosting trivia privately and for company Trivial Dispute. Her long list of credits also include: 

Stand Up NY,

New York Comedy Club, 

Broadway Comedy Club, 

Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 

& Banana's Comedy Club. 

 

Learn how to host, steal the show, and get booked again!

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Online Exploring Monologue Joke Writing 7-9 PM EST

Thursday 6/24 7:00 pm

Instructor: Nicole Korkolis

Have you ever wondered how late night shows put together a funny and topical monologue night after night? This session will pull back the stage curtain and show you how it's done, exploring how topics are chosen and monologue jokes are constructed. We'll also look at how to write in the host's voice, what it's like in the writer's room and how to prepare a writing packet for submission. Session will include an in-class writing and performing exercise.

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In-Person Joy of Improv (Level 0) 1-3:30PM EST

Tuesday 6/29 – Tuesday 7/20

Instructor: Kihresha Redmond

No pressure Improv. Dip your toe into the joyous pool of improv- 0% fear, 100% fun. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of longform improvisation. Every week you will play in a safe and positive class environment with group exercises and scenework. It’s the perfect spoonful of improv, come have a taste! Please note that there is no graduation show for this class.

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Online Level 2 Stand Up 7-9 PM EST

Tuesday 6/29 – Tuesday 8/3

Instructor: Stephanie Holmes

 

Now that you’ve done your first three minutes in front of a live audience it’s time to build on that towards your 5 minutes. If you look up first time appearances of all your favorite stand ups on late night tv from Carson to now, it will generally be around 5 minutes. A tight 5 minutes can take you a long way! 

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In-Person Level 3 Improv (In-Person) 7-9:30PM EST

Tuesday 6/29 – Tuesday 8/17

Instructor: Patrick McCartney

Level 3 is perfect for experienced Improvisers who didn't practice during the pandemic & for the online students who want to begin transitioning their skills to in-person. In level 3 you will continue to focus on strong listening and reacting without interrupting your scene partner. Making sure “the beginning  of your sentence doesn’t get in the way of the middle of theirs.” You will reinforce saying “Yes, and...!” Until you have to say “no thank you.” Work on the first, second and third beats of two-person scenes as well as continuing to focus on editing by following your foot connected to your gut and heart to edit scenes at the height. Learn how to “heighten and tighten” a scene organically glued in reality to create “win-win” fun scenes to play to entertain yourself and others while “treating your partner like a genius”  

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NYC 

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Online Level 1 Sketch 7-9 PM EST

Thursday 7/1 – Thursday 8/5

Instructor: Scott Kremer

In Sketch Writing Level 1: The Basics of Sketch, students will develop the fundamental skills they need to start writing original comedy sketches. Build your sketch toolkit with the essentials - how to come up with a sketch idea, how to employ classic sketch structure, how to create memorable characters, how to clearly communicate your ideas to your audience.   

 

Students will write multiple sketches during the course of this class, with PIT Teacher will guide them through every step of the process with positive, hands-on instruction. 

 

Feedback and collaboration are central to this class that is appropriate for brand new sketch writers, writers who have already completed "Joy of Sketch," or writers with some sketch experience who want to get back to basics.

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Online Improv for Youth 7-8:30 PM EST

Monday 7/5 – Monday 8/9

Instructor: Roy Rodriguez

Jump into the magical world of improvisation in this afterschool class for students from 5th – 8th grade! Much like The PIT’s Remote Level 1 course for adults, pre teen students will grow in confidence through monologues, short form improv games and long form improv sets. At the end of the course, students will leave with a toolkit of skills that will help them succeed on stage, in the classroom IRL &  On-line, and beyond! Great way to meet like minded humans in a fun and nurturing environment. “Yes, and...!” until you need to say “No,Thank You.” 

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In-Person Level 2 Improv (In-Person) 7-9:30PM EST

Monday 7/5 – Monday 8/30

Instructor: Chris Griggs

Level 2 is perfect for experienced Improvisers who didn't practice during the pandemic & for the online students who want to begin transitioning their skills to in-person.

In level 2 you will continue to focus on strong listening and reacting without interrupting your scene partner. Making sure “the beginning of your sentence doesn’t get in the way of the middle of theirs.” You will reinforce saying “Yes, and...!” Until you have to say “no thank you.” The goal will be to be able to do a first and second beat of a 2 person scene using the tool of a “time-dash” either going forward or backward in time. Personal, truthful, monologues will also be part of the tool box that will benefit all aspects of life and performance. Editing will be introduced so performers know when it’s time to enter a scene and edit a scene with walk on’s and sweep edits. 

 

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Online Advanced Sketch: Pitch to Product 3-5:30 PM EST

Saturday 7/10 – Saturday 8/14

Instructor: Sean Christian Taylor

We are going to take your pitch to the final product! Along the way we will learn some fundamentals of production like, finding the game in your script, outlining a shot list, casting, how to market your sketch on social media and more. How do we create a sketch or a show in 2021 with limited time and resources? This class will help answer that! By the end of this class you will have a finished sketch of your own and the confidence to keep creating!

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Online Improv Your Life Skills 6-8PM EST

Tuesday 7/13 6:00 pm

Instructor: Taren Sterry

Improv teaches us how to say “yes, and”, relate to others as geniuses, and make bold statements to keep things moving forward.

 

What if you could apply these principles to every aspect of your life and business? 

 

Life and business coach Taren Sterry, PCC, will show you how. In this class we’ll combine the fundamentals of improv with the fundamentals of professional coaching in order to move your life and business forward. 

 

You’ll learn: 

How to create opportunities (not “find” them). 

How to use fear as fuel.

How to make powerful choices (even when the future is uncertain). 

 

How to get unstuck in your projects and goals.

 

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