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!

Writing A Pilot – ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2021

$500.00

Instructors: Keisha Zollar & Andrew Kimler

8 Weeks – $500

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Thursdays 7-10pm ZOOM Sept 30th
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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.

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Sept/Oct 2021 (Online)

WriringAPilot-Thur 7-10pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 30th

CHARACTER WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MILHISER! – ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2021

$320.00

Instructor: John Milhiser

8 weeks: $320 

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Character Workshop Sundays 11-2pm ZOOM Sept 19th
Character Workshop Saturdays 11-2pm ZOOM Oct 16th
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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 online audience.

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Sept/Oct 2021 (Online)

CharWrkshp-Sat 11-2pm, Zoom, Starts Oct 16th, CharWrkshp-Sun 11-2pm, Zoom, Starts Sept 19th

Writing A Pilot Part II – ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2021

$550.00

Instructors: Keisha Zollar & Andrew Kimler

8 Weeks – $550         Class size limited to 11.

DAY TIME LOCATION STARTS
Mondays 7-10pm ZOOM Sept 27th
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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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Sept/Oct 2021 (Online)

WritingAPilot2-Mon 7-10pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 27th

VOICE OVER – ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2021

Instructor: Robin Reed

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

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Voice Over Saturdays 11-1pm Zoom Sept 11th (SOLD OUT)

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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

Sept/Oct 2021 (Online)

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

The Deconstruction – ONLINE! Sept/Oct 2021

$185.00

Instructor: Miles Stroth

6 Weeks: $185           Class size limited to 10.

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays 11-1pm ZOOM Sept 18th
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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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Sept/Oct 2021 (Online)

Decon-Sat 11-1pm, ZOOM, Starts Sept 18th

WRITING THROUGH CLOWN: SOLO SHOW & MATERIAL INCUBATOR – 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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Are you a comedian who’s always wanted to write your very own solo show, or have a solo five-minute bit to shop around at variety shows?  Come take this six-week class, which will help you take any kernel of an idea you have and turn it into a performance-ready piece using the lens of clown! Get out of your head, and go deeper into learning how to authentically be yourself in your own work.  Feel silly on purpose, and experience the poetry of sheer stupidity! This workshop is perfect for all levels and will be focused on generating structured material you can perform live: either on stage or in a digital format. Writing through clown will help you harness the power of your own failure for good. (Or evil; whichever you prefer). If you have taken clown before, learn the tools of how to turn your improvisation into a fully structured, written bit, or full-length show. If you’ve never taken clown before, come for a new perspective &  on how to write and generate material.  Get out of your head, and come play!  Perfect for all levels and types of comedic performers.

 

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July/Aug 2021 (Online)

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