Level 2 Improv | January 14 | McCartney

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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

Patrick McCartney

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”. He has recently returned to the world of improv and has been teaching at the PIT. Patrick is a member of Centralia who perform Saturday nights at the PIT Loft. Patrick’s solo show about addiction and recovery “Sinister Kid” is currently playing at the Pit loft on Friday nights.

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

Listen below to hear more about Patrick’s teaching style and improv philosophy, and to learn more about The PIT in his discussion with PIT Founder Ali Farahnakian.

Class Schedule
  Tue 01/14/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 01/21/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 01/28/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 02/04/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 02/11/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 02/18/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 02/25/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Tue 03/03/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Sat 03/07/20   4:00pm   The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010
  Sun 03/15/20   8:00pm   The PIT Loft