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Level 2: Introduction to Scenework

Learn the basic structure of comedic scenes and work on using "yes, and…" to discover and heighten the funny.

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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.

(Please note all instructors are subject to change without notice)

Prerequisite: Level 1: Introduction To Improv

Pat Shay

Pat Shay spent ten years in Chicago, studying with Del Close, Charna Halpern, Mick Napier, and Ali Farahnakian, and performing, teaching, and coaching: including in touring casts for IO & the Second City. Along the way, he got to play leads in plays like Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew; and singing versions of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Pa Ingalls. With his wife, Mary Theresa Archbold, he’s written Pat & Mary Save Their Marriage and Jazz Hand, which has won awards and great reviews across the country – including making the final four of the NBC/Universal Shortcuts Festival. Pat has played Brian in both Off-Broadway runs of Flanagan’s Wake. He has been seen nationwide in commercials for Hardware and Insurance, and has bobsledded through the audience of Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Class Schedule
  Tue 10/22/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 10/29/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 11/05/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 11/12/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 11/19/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 11/26/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 12/03/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 12/10/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Sat 12/14/19   5:00pm   The PIT Loft