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 – Sept/Oct 2019

$485.00

Instructor: Stephanie Streisand

8 weeks – $485

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Writing A Pilot Saturdays 11-2pm NewCollective October 19th
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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 level of Sketch.

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Sept/Oct 2019 Session

Writing A Pilot-Sat 11-2, NC, Starting Oct 19th

Stand Up Class – Sept/Oct 2019

$320.00

Instructor: Jenny Zigrino

8 classes*: – $320

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

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS/ENDS
Tuesdays
Saturdays
7-10pm
3-6pm
Villa Studio Oct 15th/Nov 9th
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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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Sept/Oct 2019 Session

Stand Up-Tues 7-10pm, VILLA, Starting Oct 15th

TV Pitch Doc – ONE DAY ONLY!

Instructor: Spencer Griffin

One Day Only – $50

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM ONE DAY ONLY
TV Pitch Doc Sunday 2-4pm Pack Theater October 6th

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Description

So you’ve got the next great TV show idea but have no idea how to tell industry people about it. Through examples, in this one day workshop, Spencer breaks down the format of a TV show treatment/pitch doc. From loglines to character examples to future episodes, you’ll learn what network and development execs are looking for. At the end of this workshop, you will know how to structure any comedic tv show idea you have.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2019 Session

TV Pitch Doc-Sun 2-4pm, Pack Theater, Oct 6

VOICE OVER – Nov/Dec 2019

$320.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

6 weeks/4 hr classes: $320

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS/ENDS
Voice Over Tuesdays 7-11pm Library Nov 5th/Dec 10th
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Description

This foundational class is a hands-on, deeply practical approach to adding voiceover to your performance career. Alternating weekly between commercial and animation copy, we will work on the 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.

Additional information

Nov/Dec 2019 Session

Voice Over-Tues 7-11pm, LIBRARY, Starts Nov 5th

Acting For Sketch – Nov/Dec 2019

$320.00

Instructor: Joe Wagner

6 weeks/4 hr classes: $320

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS/ENDS
Acting For Sketch Sundays 11-3pm Pack Theater Nov 3rd/Dec 8th
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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.

Additional information

Nov/Dec 2019 Session

Act For Sketch-Sun 11-3pm, PT, Starts Nov 3rd

VOICE OVER – One Day Only!

$50.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

One-Day Only: $50

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM ONE-DAY ONLY
Voice Over Tuesday 7-10pm Library September 24th
Voice Over Tuesday 7-10pm Library October 1st
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Description

Have you always been told you have a great voice? Have you got so much performance experience that commercials and cartoons seem like a no-brainer? Do you keep meaning to get into VO, but every google search leads to limited results? This one-day workshop is exactly what you’ve been looking for! Part Q&A, part work on the mic, we’ll talk about how to get started, where all the work lives, and work on one piece of copy on the mic. Hint: it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Bring all your questions and your dulcet tones, and let’s jump in!

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2019 Session

Voice Over-Tues 7-10pm, Library, Oct 1st, Voice Over-Tues 7-10pm, Library, Sept 24th

CHARACTER WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MILHISER! Oct/Nov 2019! NEW!

Instructor: John Milhiser

8 weeks: $320

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Character Workshop Saturdays 2-5pm Pack Theater October 5th (SOLD OUT)
Character Workshop Saturdays 11-2pm Pack Theater October 5th (SOLD OUT)

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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 audience.

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Sept/Oct 2019 Session

Character-Sat 11-2pm, PT, Starting Oct 5th, Character-Sat 2-5pm, PT, Starting Oct 5th

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 October 6th (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.

Additional information

Sept/Oct 2019 Session

Pilot Structure-Sun 12-2pm, PT, Oct 6th