Saturday 7/20 – Saturday 9/7

18+

Saturdays 5:45-7:45pm

$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! Students will perform The Armando for their grad show, giving improvised monologues and performing scenes based off said monologues!

Calendar for Level 1 Improv | McCartney

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 5:45pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

Instructor

Patrick McCartney

Patrick McCartney

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.

When Patrick isn’t at The PIT, you can catch him performing in the “Best of Second City” Saturday through Tuesday. He’s also directing the new political sketch show “Lifestyle” for Hyperobject Industries.

Stay updated on all things Patrick at www.patmccartney.com

Patrick is also available for private 1:1 coaching! Please email classes@thepit-nyc.com or comedmac@gmail.com for more info!