Electives-ONLINE!

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.

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!

CHARACTER WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MILHISER! – ONLINE! July/August 2021

$320.00

Instructor: John Milhiser

8 weeks: $320 

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Character Workshop Sundays 11-2pm ZOOM July 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.

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July/Aug 2021 (Online)

CharWrkshp-Sun 11-2pm, ZOOM, Starts July 11th

Creating Through Clown – ONLINE! – July/August 2021

$210.00

Instructors: Rachel Resnik

6 weeks: $210 – Limited to 10 students. No class on Sept. 5th. (Labor Day Weekend)

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Intro To Clown Sundays 2-4pm ZOOM August 1st
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Description

Come out of lockdown with a new set of tools to connect and give you a fresh and electric way to approach improv, standup, sketch, or already existing clown bits! Clown is a great tool to get you out of your comfort zone, and have a fresh, fun way to authentically approach performance.  Go deeper into learning how to authentically be yourself in your work. Feel silly on purpose, and experience the poetry of sheer stupidity!

Students can bring their favorite material to punch up or create completely new bits through clown techniques. This class will help bring your most authentic self to your comedy work and harness the power of your own failure for good. (Or evil; whichever you prefer) Perfect for all levels and types of performers who want to explore and redefine their comedic perspective.

 

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July/Aug 2021 (Online)

Clown-Sun 2-4pm, ZOOM, Starts August 1st

VOICE OVER – ONLINE! July/August 2021

$320.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

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

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Voice Over Wednesdays 6-8pm Zoom July 7th
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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, which meets via Zoom, has the added bonus of weekly homework, where you’ll self-direct and record audition copy ahead of class. Home studios welcome but not required— for class purposes, recording on your phone is fine.

Additional information

July/Aug 2021 (Online)

Voice Over- Wed 6-8pm, ZOOM, Starts July 7th

The Deconstruction – ONLINE! May/June 2021

$185.00

Instructor: Miles Stroth

6 Weeks: $185           Class size limited to 10.

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays 11-1pm ZOOM June 5th
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Description

Created by The Family, under the direction of Del Close, The Deconstruction marks a move away from the traditional short-form-game based “Harold.” While The Family played with no set structure, what they were able to accomplish was unique. Miles created a structure for The Decon that he believes demonstrates and teaches virtually all of what The Family did while he was playing with them. If you learn The Deconstruction, you will have an understanding of most of what goes into any given long-form.

Prerequisite: Level 4 Improv at The Pack OR have studied with Miles before.

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May/June 2021 (Online)

TheDecon-Sat 11-1pm, ZOOM, Starts June 5th

Voice Over 2 – ONLINE! July/August 2021

$320.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

8 Weeks – $320 (Class size limited to 6)

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 Voice Over 2 Tuesdays 6-8pm ZOOM July 6th
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This class is a deeper dive into characters and voices for animation. Starting with character archetypes, we will work to find your specific takes on “the classics” and find ways to turn those into fun new characters. Great attention will be paid to self-direction for auditions, as well as other aspects of the business, especially with regard to recording jobs from your home studio.

Prerequisite: Previous voiceover class or experience.

Additional information

July/Aug 2021 (Online)

Voice Over 2-Tues 6-8pm, ZOOM, Starts July 6th

Writing A Pilot – ONLINE! May/June 2021

$500.00

Instructors: Keisha Zollar & Andrew Kimler

8 Weeks – $500

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Mondays 7-10pm ZOOM May 24th
Thursdays 7-10pm ZOOM June 17th
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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.

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May/June 2021 (Online)

Pilot Writing-Mon 7-10pm, ZOOM, Starts May 24th, Pilot Writing-Thur 7-10pm, ZOOM, Starts June 17th

Individual Improv Analysis – ONLINE! May/June 2021

$135.00

Instructor: Miles Stroth

4 Weeks: $135             Class size limited to 8

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Sundays 2-4pm ZOOM June 6th
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In this class, you will get the opportunity to further test your understanding of Miles’ 4 scene types. Each student will be given a full hour where the focus will be on just them and what they are working on. You may be surprised to find that you learn more while helping the other students than when the focus is on you.

Prerequisite: Level 4 Improv at The Pack OR have studied with Miles before.

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May/June 2021 (Online)

Ind-Improv-Sun 2-4pm, ZOOM, Starts June 6th

Writing A Pilot Part II – ONLINE! July/Aug 2021

Instructors: Keisha Zollar & Andrew Kimler

8 Weeks – $550         Class size limited to 11.

DAY TIME LOCATION STARTS
Mondays 7-10pm ZOOM July 26th (SOLD OUT)

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Just finished writing your pilot? Great! Have a pilot you’re struggling to rewrite? Even better! Whether you’re looking to staff or sell, this class will help bring new insights to your script as you continue developing it. We’ll also guide you as you rewrite your pilot and create pitch documents; loglines, character breakdowns as well as character and season arcs. Prerequisites: An Original Pilot Script

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July/Aug 2021 (Online)

Pilot Writing 2-Mon 7-10pm, ZOOM, Starts July 26th