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In-Person Bull/Matador Workshop 7-9:30PM EST

Tuesday 1/18 – Tuesday 1/25

Instructor: Chris Griggs

$76.59(including fees)

Bull/Matador (created by former Pitizen Matt Donnelly) is a signature improv scene technique that gets performers out of their heads by reacting to body language rather than over thinking about the dialogue. We’re also going to explore game of the improv scene and how to use it in scene-work. We’ll cover heightening, finding it, playing multiple games at once. Great workshop for those new to playing game and improvisers wanting to brush up their skills.

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Wanna be on The PIT stage? Submit your show for consideration and you could see your work on this list!

In-Person Level 1 Sketch 4-6:30PM EST

Wednesday 1/19 – Wednesday 2/23

Instructor: Kevin Scott

$299+Fees

In Sketch Writing Level 1: The Basics of Sketch, students will develop the fundamental skills they need to start writing original comedy sketches. Build your sketch toolkit with the essentials - how to come up with a sketch idea, how to employ classic sketch structure, how to create memorable characters, how to clearly communicate your ideas to your audience.   

Students will write multiple sketches during the course of this class, with PIT Teacher will guide them through every step of the process with positive, hands-on instruction. 

Feedback and collaboration are central to this class that is appropriate for brand new sketch writers, writers who have already completed "Joy of Sketch," or writers with some sketch experience who want to get back to basics.

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In-Person Level 2 Improv 4-6:30PM EST

Thursday 1/20 – Thursday 3/17

Instructor: Sarah Morgan Ashey

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!

The PIT’s Intro to Improv class creates a rich and nurturing environment that will benefit your physical, emotional and mental health.  A final, remote, graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.” Spread the Word!

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In-Person Level 2 Sketch 7-9:30PM EST

Thursday 1/20 – Thursday 2/24

Instructor: Sean Christian Taylor

$349+Fees

In Sketch Writing Level 2: Building Your Packet, students will utilize the skills developed in "Sketch Writing Level 1" to write sketches in a series of classic formats. Mastering the modern sketch comedy standards -  commercial parodies, character pieces, topical sketches, and many more - is the primary goal of this class, as students will begin to fine-tune and hone their personal sketch comedy voice.

By the end of this class, students will have written five original sketches, and will be well on their way to having a polished, professional sketch writing packet.

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In-Person Sketch Writing Drop-IN 3:30-5:30PM EST

Saturday 1/22 3:30 pm

Instructor: Matt Prigge

$35 TOTAL: $15 ONLINE/$20 CASH

Bring an original sketch script, and get quick, applicable feedback on how to take it to the next level. Workshop new sketch material and hear your work read out loud in a supportive writer's room environment.  Or just bring in an idea you are working on and want to talk about or just come and listen and participate. You are welcome to audit & watch as well.

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In-Person Level 2 Stand Up 6:30-9:00PM EST

Monday 1/24 – Saturday 3/12

Instructor: Stephanie Holmes

$349+FEES

Now that you’ve done your first three minutes in front of a live audience it’s time to build on that towards your 5 minutes. If you look up first time appearances of all your favorite stand ups on late night tv from Carson to now, it will generally be around 5 minutes. A tight 5 minutes can take you a long way! Perfect for Graduates of Level 1 Stand Up or Comedians who have at least 1 year of Stand-Up experience.

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In-Person Intro to Musical Improv 6:30-9:00PM EST

Monday 1/24 – Monday 3/28

Instructor: Mac Gostow

This class explores introduction to musical improvisation.  Over eight sessions you will work on the basic mechanics of songwriting; melody, dynamics, rhyme and song structure.  The class will use the power of solid improv fundamentals to help you heighten the stakes of your scene-work and turn your improv scene into a musical number!

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In-Person Joy of Improv (Level 0) 10:30AM-12:30PM EST

Sunday 1/30 – Sunday 2/20

Instructor: Sunny Atwal

$99+Fees No pressure Improv. Dip your toe into the joyous pool of improv- 0% fear, 100% fun. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of longform improvisation. Every week you will play in a safe and positive class environment with group exercises and scenework. It’s the perfect spoonful of improv, come have a taste! Please note that there is no graduation show for this class.

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In-Person Improv Masterclass 7-9:30PM EST

Tuesday 2/1 – Tuesday 3/15

Instructor: Chris Griggs

$349+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.

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In-Person Joy of Improv (Level 0) 10AM-12PM

Saturday 2/5 – Saturday 2/26

Instructor: Patrick McCartney

$99+Fees No pressure Improv. Dip your toe into the joyous pool of improv- 0% fear, 100% fun. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of longform improvisation. Every week you will play in a safe and positive class environment with group exercises and scenework. It’s the perfect spoonful of improv, come have a taste! Please note that there is no graduation show for this class.

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In-Person Stand-up Level 1 1:30-4:00PM EST

Tuesday 2/15 – Saturday 3/26

Instructor: Chris Griggs

 

There’s nothing more exhilarating than performing stand up comedy, it can be intimidating.  More of a guide than a conventional class, this goal-oriented program will get you up there doing stand up for the first time. You will come out of this class with disciplined writing tools, informative personal feedback and important advice, as you begin your stand up comedy journey. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced in other walks of comedy life, this class is for you. Class culminates in an online stand-up show, where students present their first 3 minutes of material.

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In-Person Level 2 Improv 6:30-9:00PM EST

Wednesday 2/16 – Saturday 4/9

Instructor: Kihresha Redmond

 

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)

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In-Person Level 1 Improv 7-9:30PM EST

Thursday 2/17 – Saturday 4/9

Instructor: Sunny Atwal

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!

The PIT’s Intro to Improv class creates a rich and nurturing environment that will benefit your physical, emotional and mental health.  A final, remote, graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.” Spread the Word!

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In-Person Level 3 Improv 7-9:30PM EST

Thursday 2/17 – Thursday 4/14

Instructor: Patrick Williams

In level 3 you will continue to focus on strong listening and reacting without interrupting your scene partner. Making sure “the beginning  of your sentence doesn’t get in the way of the middle of theirs.” You will reinforce saying “Yes, and...!” Until you have to say “no thank you.” Work on the first, second and third beats of two-person scenes as well as continuing to focus on editing by following your foot connected to your gut and heart to edit scenes at the height. Learn how to “heighten and tighten” a scene organically glued in reality to create “win-win” fun scenes to play to entertain yourself and others while “treating your partner like a genius”  

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Jump into the magical world of improvisation workshop for female-identifying students from 14-16 years of age! Much like The PIT’s Remote Level 1 course for adults, teen students will grow in confidence through monologues, short form improv games and exercises and some long form improv introduction. At the end of the course, students will leave with a toolkit of skills that will help them succeed on stage, in the classroom IRL & On-line, and beyond! Great way to meet like minded humans in a fun and nurturing environment. “Yes, and...!” until you need to say “No,Thank You.”  This class is for you.

 

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In-Person Sketch Level 2 7-9:30PM EST

Tuesday 2/22 – Tuesday 3/29

Instructor: Andrea Romano

$349+Fees

In Sketch Writing Level 2: Building Your Packet, students will utilize the skills developed in "Sketch Writing Level 1" to write sketches in a series of classic formats. Mastering the modern sketch comedy standards -  commercial parodies, character pieces, topical sketches, and many more - is the primary goal of this class, as students will begin to fine-tune and hone their personal sketch comedy voice. By the end of this class, students will have written five original sketches, and will be well on their way to having a polished, professional sketch writing packet.

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