Tuesday 10/11 – Tuesday 11/22

18+, COVID VACCINATION PROOF REQUIRED

$249+Fees

$249+Fees

You have studied improv, performed a lot and now over 6 weeks we are going to look under the hood to take it to the next level.  We will uncover your core strengths and discuss your voice as a performer.  We will also look at how you fit in a group dynamic. Individually, we will examine where each player can best contribute (the pirate, the robot and the ninja) and how they can best serve their team.

Here are some specific things we’ll cover over the 6 weeks:

  • Various forms and you play in different show styles
  • Emphasis on things we don’t work on (object work, active listening, remembering patterns)
  • Writing your own improv mission statement (what kind of performer do you want to be)
  • Strengths and weaknesses of your team play  and as an individual (real and perceived)
  • Find the role of each show (protagonist, villain, the clown/comic relief, ingenue, sage, etc.)
  • Finding core agreement (for both the scene and serving the tone of each show)
  • Knowing when to be selfish and unselfish in a show (How to play both)
  • Being an improviser versus being an artist

The last class will be a casual, “exit interview” consisting of final class notes and 10-15 minute consultation with Chris Griggs.

 

Calendar for Masterclass: Diagnostics

  • 6:30pm
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    Cre8ive NYC Studios

    134 West 29th Street, Floor 2, b/t 6th and 7th New York, New York 10001

  • 6:30pm

    Cre8ive NYC Studios

    134 West 29th Street, Floor 2, b/t 6th and 7th New York, New York 10001

  • 6:30pm

    Cre8ive NYC Studios

    134 West 29th Street, Floor 2, b/t 6th and 7th New York, New York 10001

  • 6:30pm

    Cre8ive NYC Studios

    134 West 29th Street, Floor 2, b/t 6th and 7th New York, New York 10001

  • 6:30pm

    Cre8ive NYC Studios

    134 West 29th Street, Floor 2, b/t 6th and 7th New York, New York 10001

  • 6:30pm

    Cre8ive NYC Studios

    134 West 29th Street, Floor 2, b/t 6th and 7th New York, New York 10001

  • 6:30pm

    The PIT Loft

    New York, NY

Instructor

Chris Griggs

Chris Griggs

Improv, Stand Up

Chris was a regular host for TV Land’s “Prime Movies” and has made appearances on NBC’s “Blacklist”, Bravo, IFC, E Television, Hulu, Netflix, Starz and The Discovery Channel.  He also was selected to represent New York on the TV show “World Cup Comedy” produced by Kelsey Grammar.

Chris has been featured in the feature films “The Co-Exist Comedy tour,” “Twenty Million People” “The Best Man” and “Generation Iron 2”.

He’s a regular standup around New York and you can catch him on Saturday nights at 8pm with the Pit’s longest running house team The Baldwins.

 

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