Electives-ONLINE! and IN-PERSON!

The Pack’s core Improv and Sketch Programs represent what we consider to be the foundations for good performers and writers. We also offer elective workshops throughout the year because a good performer never stops learning. Our electives help students expand their performance abilities and refine their understanding of different approaches to the work. Our commitment to adjustment, adaptation and evolution is what separates The Pack Theater from other comedy schools.

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During the current Covid-19 pandemic The Pack Theater is unable to offer our normal classes which would meet at our theater and class spaces in Hollywood, CA.

So we are going ONLINE!

We will be utilizing the ZOOM platform.
Please download the Zoom meeting software to enable you to join the class, FREE at https://zoom.us.
You will be sent the meeting room code shortly before the class is scheduled to start.
As we are based in Los Angeles, all class times are PST.

Once you reserve your spot in class with a deposit the remaining balance is due prior to the start of the first class. If you are in need of a payment plan or have any questions, feel free to contact Pack owner, Miles Stroth at [email protected]

Thanks and stay safe!

VOICE OVER NEXT LEVEL- ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2022!

$320.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

8 Weeks – $320 (Class size limited to 10) 

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Voice Over Tuesdays 7-9pm Zoom Sept 13th
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Description

Picking up where the Pack Intro VO left off, this fast-paced class will strengthen your foundation for auditioning and working as a voice actor. Playing with both commercial and animation copy, you’ll dig deeper to hone your unique style as a voice actor. Each week, you’ll record “homework” to and sharpen your skills with self-tapes as well as self-direction. Class culminates in a final group project. Home studios welcome but not required— for class purposes, recording on your phone is fine. Open to actors with prior VO experience: from advanced beginners to working pros. Pre-requisite of my Pack VO class or previous experience.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2022

Voice Over NL-Tues 7-9pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 13th

CHARACTER WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MILHISER! – ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2022!

$320.00

Instructor: John Milhiser

8 weeks: $320 

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Character Workshop w/JM Sundays 11-2pm ZOOM Sept 11th
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Description

A Characters Workshop with John Milhiser is here to help you create, develop and perform funny original characters.  Yes, there will be plenty of wigs in this class, but this workshop will teach you how to think beyond the wigs. So much so, that you won’t even want the wigs.  Or at the very least, a lot fewer wigs. This workshop will focus on developing the game, physical movement and voice of each sketch character — even if they don’t have a literal voice. This class will focus on finding the funny in everyday life and how to transition that successfully to the stage.  Each student will be required to develop characters outside of class as well as in. By the end of the workshop each student will get to perform a full set of newly written characters in front of an online audience.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2022

Character w/JM-Sun 11-2pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 11th

Character Workshop – In-Person! Sept/Oct 2022!

$320.00

Instructor: Carl Foreman, Jr.

8 Weeks – $320 (Class size limited to 12) 

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Character Workshop Wednesdays 7:30-10:30pm West Room Sept 21st
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Description

In this class, we will build new characters from the ground up, using a variety of techniques. We will learn how to find the funny through inside-out work, like character motivation and point of view, and outside-in work, like posture changes, wigs and costumes. Students who complete the class will leave with multiple characters that they will be able to perform on stage or video.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2022

Character-Wed 7:30-10:30pm, TBD, Starts Sept 21st

Writing A Pilot – ONLINE! July/August 2022!

$550.00

Instructors: Keisha Zollar & Andrew Kimler

8 Weeks – $550 (Currently N/A.)

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Mondays 7-10pm ZOOM August 15th
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Description

Write that pilot ALREADY!
In this class, Keisha will take you from “idea“ to “a finished half hour scripted comedy pilot”. We will review basic story structure, give specific feedback, and talk industry goals in this class. You will walk away with the first draft of script and a basic pitch! With staffing season and pitch season around the corner, be ready this year with your materials.

Additional information

July/Aug 2022

Pilot-Mon 7-10pm, ZOOM, Starts Aug 15th

VOICE OVER INTRO- ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2022!

$320.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

8 Weeks – $320 (Class size limited to 7) 

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Voice Over Saturdays 11-1pm Zoom Sept 10th
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Description

This foundational class is a hands-on, deeply practical approach to adding voiceover to your performance career. Alternating between comedic commercial and animation copy, you will work on mic to discover and fine tune what you uniquely bring to a script. You’ll learn exactly what info you need from a spec for commercial, and how to bring what you already do on stage to a cartoon script. We’ll also discuss the business, how it’s changed, what to avoid, and how to get your career off the ground. The quarantine edition of class meets via Zoom. Home studios welcome but not required.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2022

Voice Over-Sat 11-1pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 10th

Stand Up 1 – In-Person! Sept/Oct 2022!

$240.00

Instructor: Jason Van Glass

6 Weeks – $240 (Class size limited to 10) 

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Stand Up 1 Saturdays 12-3pm TBD Sept 10th
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Description

Standup 101 is perfect for people with previous sketch/improv experience AND people who’ve never been on stage before. No matter your background, by the end of this 6 week class you’ll have a tight 5 minute set that gets big laughs. Write new material and get constructive feedback in a supportive workshop environment. Instructor Jason Van Glass will share his secrets of standup to help you tap into and share your unique point of view.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2022

Stand Up 1-Sat 12-3pm, TBD, Starts Sept 10th

Feature Film Pitch Workshop! – July/August 2022! One Day Only!

$50.00

Instructor: Dani Faith Leonard

One Day Only! $50 

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM START
Feature Film Pitch Sunday 12-3pm ZOOM August 28th
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Description

Feature Film Pitch Workshop

Instructor: Dani Faith Leonard

ONE DAY ONLY! $50

Topics covered in this three hour workshop:

-Elements of a pitch

-Writing an effective logline

-How to know if your sketch or concept should be a feature (vs. a series)

-How developing your pitch before writing your project can help guide your process

-A Q&A about pitching strategies and getting meetings

Additional information

July/Aug 2022

Feature Film Pitch-Sun 12-3pm, ZOOM, Aug 28th

Feature Film Development – Sept/Oct 2022! Online!

$200.00

Instructor: Dani Faith Leonard

4 weeks: $200

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Feature Film Development Sunday 12-3pm ZOOM Sept 18th
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Description

Feature Film Development

Instructor: Dani Faith Leonard

4 weeks: $200

In this class, you’ll develop your concept into a feature film pitch. Dani will review pitch structure and answer questions like:

-How to develop a film that gets made

-Adapting a sketch into a feature

-What information goes into a pitch

-How to think like a producer when you write

You will walk away with a strong feature pitch that’s ready to be expanded into a script.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2022

Feature Film Dev-Sun 12-3pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 18th