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.

Acting for Scripted Comedy-ONE DAY ONLY

$40.00

Instructor: Cory Jacob

1 Day Only – $40

CLASS DAY TIME ROOM One-Day-Only
Acting for Scripted Comedy Saturday 12-3pm NewCollective April 20th
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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.

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Mar/Apr 2019 Session

Acting for Scripted Comedy-Sat Apr 20th, 12-3pm

Pilot Structure Workshop – ONE DAY ONLY

$50.00

Instructor: Stephanie Streisand

1 day – $50

CLASS DAY TIME ROOM ONE DAY ONLY
Pilot Structure Sunday 12-2pm Pack Theater May 26th
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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, May 26th

Stand Up Class

$310.00

Instructor: Jenny Zigrino

8 weeks – $310

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Wednesdays 7-10pm Library Space April 3rd
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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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Mar/Apr 2019 Session

Stand Up-Wed 7-10pm, Library, Starts April 3rd

Making Your Podcast – May/June 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Jason Smith

8 weeks) – $310

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

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Making Your Podcast Sundays 3-6pm See above May 12th
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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?

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May/June 2019 Session

Podcast-Sun 3-6pm, TBD, Starting May 12th

Advanced Sketch Writing for Television – May/June 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Mike Upchurch

8 weeks – $310

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Adv. Sketch for TV Saturdays 12-3pm New Collective May 11th
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Instructor: Mike Upchurch

This is a comprehensive sketch writing course that includes theoretical, historical, and practical study of sketch comedy writing. Historical origins of the sketch will be explored, and the narrative of sketch comedy, and the superstructure of variety entertainment will be analyzed. Show business culture and the practical aspects of getting and keeping a comedy writing job will be explored in-depth. This course is taught by Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, Mike Upchurch, who wrote “The Poetics of Sketch Comedy” as part of his Master’s Thesis at UNLV, and wrote for Mr Show and the Chris Rock Show. Mike brings both a scholarly and professional perspective to teaching.

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May/June 2019 Session

Adv Sketch for TV-Sat 12-3pm, NC, Starting May 11th