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.

Stand Up Class – Jan/Feb 2020!

$320.00

Instructor: Gary Petersen

8 Weeks – $320

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Stand Up Class Tuesdays 7-10pm TBD January 7th
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Class description: Writing and performing stand-up comedy. This class will focus on joke writing, developing your creative process, performance basics, and a student showcase at the Pack Theater once the class has completed! (Date TBD)

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Jan/Feb 2020

Stand Up-Tues 7-10pm, TBD, Starts Jan 7th

CHARACTER WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MILHISER! Jan/Feb 2020!

$320.00

Instructor: John Milhiser

8 weeks: $320

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Character Workshop Saturdays 2-5pm Pack Theater January 11th
Character Workshop Saturdays 11-2pm Pack Theater January 11th
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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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Jan/Feb 2020

Character WS-Sat 11-2pm, PT, Starts Jan 11th, Character WS-Sat 2-5pm, PT, Starts Jan 11th

Acting For Sketch – Jan/Feb 2020!

$320.00

Instructor: Joe Wagner

8 Weeks – $320

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Acting For Sketch Sundays 11-2pm Pack Theater January 5th
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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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Jan/Feb 2020

Act For Sketch-Sun 11-2pm, PT, Starts Jan 5th

VOICE OVER – Jan/Feb 2020!

$320.00

Instructor: Robin Reed

8 Weeks – $320

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Voice Over Tuesdays 7-10pm Library January 7th
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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.

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Jan/Feb 2020

Voice Over-Tues 7-10pm, LIBRARY, Starts Jan 7th

The New Deconstruction – Nov/Dec 2019 – ONE DAY ONLY!

$100.00

Instructor: Brian James O’Connell

ONE DAY ONLY: 6hrs – $100

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The New Deconstruction Sunday 11-5pm Pack Theater Dec. 15th
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This one day workshop dives into the form and philosophy of the Deconstruction and its use in developing a deeper theatrical experience that can be translated into a product that leads to paid professional work. Linear and non-linear storytelling, production value and filmmaking techniques will be covered to evolve your stage craft to get you noticed and further your career. Move beyond montage and monoscenes into more aesthetically pleasing and artistically rewarding improv stage productions. Learn to become undeniable! Duos and teams are strongly encouraged to submit.

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Nov/Dec 2019 Session

New Decon-Sun 11-5pm, PT, Dec 15th