Pit instructor Patrick McCartney loves The Harold. It’s a long form improvisation taught to him by Del Close in Chicago. In this workshop intensive, we will do the Harold. We will learn game of scene, the importance of group mind, why openings matter and so much more. The form uses all your skills as an improviser. This workshop will be informative and fun. You’ll leave it loving the form as well!
Improv, Acting, Solo Performance, Private Coaching
Patrick McCartney is an actor and Improviser. He got his start in Chicago in the late 1990’s where he studied with Del Close and Mick Napier. He spent two years in Chicago’s Second City Touring Company Blue Co where he toured the country with Ali Farahnakian, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. His love of the theater kept him working steadily in plays outside of the world of improv. He was a member of Chicago’s Center Theater Ensemble and did plays at Stage Left, Steppenwolf and The Bailiwick. He moved to LA briefly where he studied with Ivana Chubbuck. In NYC he became a regular at ASSSSCAT and a teacher at the first UCB space. He was a member of Shira Piven’s Water Ensemble where he starred in Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Pilgrims” at the Tribeca Playhouse. He was an original member of the improv groups “Centralia” and “Beer. Shark. Mice.” He’s done television and film including Elf, “Conan O’Brien”, “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” and “Law and Order”. Patrick is one half of the improv duo Bareilles and McCartney who perform regularly at The PIT Loft. He teaches all levels of improv and an acting class for The PIT.
Stay updated on all things Patrick at www.patmccartney.com
Patrick is also available for private 1:1 coaching! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info!