Level 1 Improv | April 22nd | Keith Horvath
About the class
This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn how to say “yes, and…,” make positive choices, initiate and commit to scenes, heighten, use tag-outs and walk-ons, and deliver real-life monologues.
The PIT’s Introduction to Improv class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. There will be a final graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.
Keith is an international teacher and director currently serving as the Director of Classes for The PIT Comedy School. He has twelve years of experience teaching, directing, and performing improvisation and sketch comedy with over twenty years of theatre experience.
Keith comes from Chicago where he served as Adjunct Faculty at Columbia College Chicago in the Comedy Writing and Performance major, Faculty Advisor to Sketch Club, and a director for multiple improvised and scripted shows. In addition to these credits, Keith is an alumni of The Second City Directing, Conservatory, and Comedy Studies programs, and iO Chicago’s improv program. He has worked all over Chicago, including a teacher/director in The Second City Training Center and Assistant Director for BlueCo, a Second City National Touring Company; Director of Youth and Outreach, teacher, and director at The Playground Theater; and was the Class/Internship Administrator, director, and creator of College Night at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar. Keith has devised and directed nearly four dozen original scripted shows, and has a passion for character creation, writing sketch through improvisation, and directing.
When Keith isn’t at The PIT you can either find him eating, or at home wishing he could order more food off GrubHub because why leave home when food can come to you?