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In-Person Level 1 Improv 12:30-2:30PM EST

Saturday 8/6 – Saturday 10/1

Instructor: Kihresha Redmond

$299+FEES In this class you will use scene work and group exercises to explore the joy of improvisation, be more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn  “Yes, and…!” until you have to say “No, thank you”. Focus on positive choices to initiate scenes, real-life and character monologues grounded in TRUTH!

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Wanna be on The PIT stage? Submit your show for consideration and you could see your work on this list!

Improv Masterclass 6:30-9:00pm est.

Wednesday 8/10 – Wednesday 9/21

Instructor: Sarah Nowak

$349+FEES

In this class, you’ll be the first to take part in a developmental process to create a new form of The Improvised Documentary. Sarah Nowak, veteran improv/sketch performer and teacher, has paired with performer/documentarian Tracey B. Wilson to break down the commonly-used beats and storytelling devices to create a fully-realized improvised documentary. This class takes a non-traditional approach to cooperative storytelling that is not often explored enough in long-form Improvisation.

In this class you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of grounded scene work and storytelling

  • Participate in the creation of an enhanced improv form

  • Create sets that build and flow, working toward powerful endings

  • Create potent & interesting characters

  • Master the art of group mind, group game, and creating theater as a team

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Level 1 Sketch- Online

Thursday 8/11 – Thursday 9/15

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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In-Person Joy of Improv Level 0 10:30-12:30pm

Sunday 8/14 – Sunday 9/4

Instructor: Lisa Whitten

$155+Fees 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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MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PIT's LEVEL 3 TO ATTEND THIS CLASS
Bull/Matador (created by former PITizen Matt Donnelly) is a signature improv scene technique that gets performers out of their heads by reacting to body language rather than over thinking dialogue. Explore the game of the improv scene and how to use it in scene-work. Explore heightening, finding it, playing multiple games at once. Great workshop for those new to playing game and improvisers wanting to brush up their skills and have fun in a workshop environment.

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In-Person Level 1 Improv | Mandy Schmieder 4:00PM-6:30PM EST

Tuesday 8/16 – Tuesday 10/11

Instructor: Mandy Schmieder

$349+Fees

In this class you will use scene work and group exercises to explore the joy of improvisation, be more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn  “Yes, and…!” until you have to say “No, thank you”. Focus on positive choices to initiate scenes, real-life and character monologues grounded in TRUTH! The PIT’s Intro to Improv class creates a rich and nurturing environment that will benefit your physical, emotional and mental health.  A final, remote, graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.” Spread the Word!

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In-Person Level 1 Improv 6:30-9:00pm est.

Monday 8/22 – Saturday 10/15

Instructor: Matt Higgins

$349+Fees

In this class you will use scene work and group exercises to explore the joy of improvisation, be more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn  “Yes, and…!” until you have to say “No, thank you”. Focus on positive choices to initiate scenes, real-life and character monologues grounded in TRUTH!

The PIT’s Intro to Improv class creates a rich and nurturing environment that will benefit your physical, emotional and mental health.  A final, remote, graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.” Spread the Word!

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In-Person Level 1 Improv 3:30-6:00PM EST

Friday 8/26 – Saturday 10/15

Instructor: Dana Shulman

Level 1 Improv: In this class you will use scene work and group exercises to explore the joy of improvisation, be more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn  “Yes, and…!” until you have to say “No, thank you”. Focus on positive choices to initiate scenes, real-life and character monologues grounded in TRUTH!

 

The PIT’s Intro to Improv class creates a rich and nurturing environment that will benefit your physical, emotional and mental health.  A final, remote, graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.” Spread the Word!

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In-Person Level 1 Stand-Up 4:00PM-6:30PM EST

Sunday 8/28 – Sunday 10/9

Instructor: Chris Griggs

 

$299+FEES

There’s nothing more exhilarating than performing stand up comedy, it can be intimidating.  More of a guide than a conventional class, this goal-oriented program will get you up there doing stand up for the first time. You will come out of this class with disciplined writing tools, informative personal feedback and important advice, as you begin your stand up comedy journey. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced in other walks of comedy life, this class is for you. Class culminates in a stand-up show, where students present their first 3 minutes of material.

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In-Person Level 1 Sketch 7:00-9:30PM EST

Tuesday 8/30 – Tuesday 10/11

Instructor: Sean Christian Taylor

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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In-Person Level 2 Sketch | Sean Christian Taylor 12:00-2:00PM EST

Saturday 9/10 – Tuesday 10/18

Instructor: Sean Christian Taylor

$349+Fees

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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In-Person Level 1 Stand Up 6:30-9:00 PM EST

Monday 9/12 – Monday 10/24

Instructor: Stephanie Holmes

 

$349+FEES

There’s nothing more exhilarating than performing stand up comedy, it can be intimidating.  More of a guide than a conventional class, this goal-oriented program will get you up there doing stand up for the first time. You will come out of this class with disciplined writing tools, informative personal feedback and important advice, as you begin your stand up comedy journey. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced in other walks of comedy life, this class is for you. Class culminates in a stand-up show, where students present their first 3 minutes of material.

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