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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

Prerequisite: Level 1: Introduction To Improv

Alyssa Davis

Alyssa Davis very recently moved to New York, and has been studying and performing improv for nearly at decade in Chicago. She improvised with the musical team the DelTones, her Harold team “Daffodil”, the Spanish language team “Heraldo”, and her all-ladies team “Ms. Mistoffelees”, as well as stepping in with both the non-musical and Musical “Armando”!  In early 2019, she took a two month tour of Adelaide, Australia with the Musical group Baby Wants Candy and Thrones! the Musical.

She formerly worked with “Chaos Theory”, “Nightingale”, and “Emergency Sleepover” at iO.  She is the co-creator of the video group “Cedarville Comedy” and performs in XVP Comedy Shorts.  She is an original cast member of “Improvised Mythology”, “Will You Accept this Rose?”, and “Fan/Fiction”.  She performed in the Directing Showcases “A Bit Too Far” and “Doom and Gloom”.  Some of her favorite former roles include Helen of Troy in Trojan Women, every character in Midsummer, and Iphigenia in Agamemnon and his Daughters, an Emmy-Award Winning Documentary about the Dah Theatar in Serbia.  Be kind to each other!

Class Schedule
  Thu 11/07/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 11/14/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 11/21/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 12/05/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 12/12/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 12/19/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 01/02/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 01/09/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Sat 01/11/20   6:00pm   The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010