Elective

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.

Writing A Pilot – July/August 2019

$475.00

Instructor: Stephanie Streisand

8 weeks – $475

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Writing A Pilot Saturdays 12-3pm NewCollective July 13th
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Description

This workshop teaches you to use you sketch experience to write a comedic pilot that shows off your strengths and who you are as a writer. It’s geared towards all level of pilot writing experience. Whether you’re set out to write a single-cam, multi-cam or animated pilot, you will learn from pitch to script, how to write a comedic pilot that showcases you and you will write it.

Prerequisite: 1 or 2 levels of sketch.

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July/Aug 2019 Session

Writing A Pilot-Sat 12-3pm, NC, Starting July 13th

Stand Up Class – July/August 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Jenny Zigrino

8 classes*: – $310

*Note: This class will meet twice a week for 4 weeks.

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS/ENDS
Tuesdays
Saturdays
7-10pm
3-6pm
Villa Studio July 9th/Aug 3rd
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Description

You’ve always wanted to try it and all your friends say you should do it…so JUST DO IT.
This is a intro to Stand Up Comedy where you’ll learn the basics of joke structure, performance, work shopping, and everything in-between so you can have a killer set ready for any stage. During each class, you’ll be able to write, perform, and receive helpful feedback from the class and instructor in a judgement free environment. This class covers topics such as the business of stand up, crowd work, building your brand, and more of the ins and outs of stand up comedy. At the end of the 8 weeks, the entire class will perform their sets at the Pack Theater. By the end of the class you’ll leave with a solid 3-5 minute set, knowledge of the business, and the confidence to keep at it.

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July/Aug 2019 Session

Stand Up-Tues 7-10pm, TBD, Starting July 9th

Making Your Podcast – July/August 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Jason Smith

8 weeks: $310

This class will be held at: Starburns Industries 
1700 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank CA, 91506

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Making Your Podcast Sundays 3-6pm See above July 7th
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Description

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing sectors of entertainment right now. With all the competition out there, how do you make your podcast idea stand out? In this workshop, we will: refine your podcast pitch, brainstorm and build show segments, plan the individual pieces and details you need in place for a successful show, strategize delivery, and polish your podcast brain-child so that it can reach all the right ears. By the end of the workshop, we’ll get you in the booth with one of our engineers, and you’ll walk out with a completed, mastered pilot.  Did we mention each class and your recording in the same world class recording booth we recorded Rick and Morty, Animals, and Anomlisa?

Additional information

July/Aug 2019 Session

Podcast-Sun 3-6pm, TBD, Starting July 7th

Acting For Sketch – July/August 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Joe Wagner

8 weeks: $310

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Acting For Sketch Thursdays 2-5pm Pack Theater July 11th
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Description

An acting class for all experience levels–dedicated and tailored to the most common, established, and specific dynamics involved in the style of stage-performance required to bring any COMEDIC SKETCH “to life.” Various techniques and methods, often found in the basics of dramatic acting, will be demonstrated as the same building blocks for best SERVING the demands of a sketch–with whatever its particular type, tone, and premise ultimately guiding the “choices” made by its cast. From stage-picture and blocking to “entrances and exits” to vocal delivery, “classic” timing, and intensity of characterization–there will be an emphasis on each student embracing their natural comic strengths while also developing the tools to SUBVERT the expectation of how that particular sketch actor is PERCEIVED on stage. Whether you’re the lead… or a supporting player… this class will push performers to identify their purpose and execute it in the most effective manner to make the sketch the funniest it can be.

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July/Aug 2019 Session

Act for Sketch-Thur 2-5pm, Pack Theater, Starting July 11th

Acting for Scripted Comedy-ONE DAY ONLY

$50.00

Instructor: Cory Jacob

1 Day Only – $50

CLASS DAY TIME ROOM One-Day-Only
Acting for Scripted Comedy Tuesday 7-10pm NewCollective June 18th
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Description

“Acting For Scripted Comedy- Tips, Tricks, and Technique”

In this workshop you will learn many tips, tricks, and techniques to break down a comedy script and get more, and bigger, laughs. You’ll leave the workshop knowing things that constantly appear in multi-cam sitcom, single-cam, and sketch scripts and how to best execute them as an actor. We’ll go over- types of reversals, triples, set-up punch, operative word, compare and contrast, hard sounds,  and much more. You will leave funnier and things to practice on your own. You can use these techniques in all forms of your comedy acting.

Additional information

July/Aug 2019 Session

Act For Comedy-Tues 7-10pm, NC, June 18th

Pilot Structure Workshop – ONE DAY ONLY

Instructor: Stephanie Streisand

1 day – $50

CLASS DAY TIME ROOM ONE DAY ONLY
Pilot Structure Sunday 12-2pm Pack Theater May 26th(SOLD OUT)
Pilot Structure Sunday 12-2pm Pack Theater June 9th(SOLD OUT)

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Description

Just like there is a formula for writing a great, fun sketch, there is also a formula for writing a great, fun pilot. Through examples, in this one day workshop, Stephanie breaks down the format and the math behind the story structure of a comedic pilot, down to the page number. At the end of this workshop, you will know how to approach any comedic pilot idea you have.

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May/June 2019 Session

Pilot Structure-Sun 12-2pm, Pack Theater, June 9th, Pilot Structure-Sun 12-2pm, Pack Theater, May 26th

TWO PERSON SHOW WORKSHOP – July/August 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Miles Stroth

8 weeks — $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Sundays 12-3pm Pack Theater July 7th
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Description

This elective workshop will focus on 2-person longform. Join with a partner or get paired up the first day of class and get ready to work. Miles did the first 2-person longform in Chicago back in 1998. It is some of the best training you can get. You have to do everything. Miles can show you how! Heather & Miles won the UCB Cagematch a record 49 times in a row doing 2-person that LAWeekly described as “beautiful chaos.” Come find out what was going on in those sets and learn to nail your own 2-person!

Additional information

July/Aug 2019 Session

2-Pro-Sun 12-3pm, Pack Theater, Starting July 7th