Improv

The Pack Improv Program was created by Pack founder and teacher, Miles Stroth. Each of its six levels teaches advanced concepts, and all levels include performances in front of live audiences. For these reasons all students, regardless of background, begin with Level 1 and complete each level to be eligible for the next.

Classes meet once a week for eight weeks. Students will learn how to identify and play to a scene or character, find the keys to unlocking their unique comedic voices, techniques to become stronger and smarter players, and use advanced, experimental improvisation forms.

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IMPROV I – July/August 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Brian James O’Connell

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Thursdays 11-2pm Pack Theater July 5th
Saturdays 12-3pm The Villa Studio July 7th
Mondays 7-10pm West Room July 9th
Thursdays 7-10pm West Room July 5th
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Over the course of Level I you will be shown the importance of freedom in your work. Through building confidence in your play, showing you ways to deal with nerves or doubt, and by giving you specific techniques to make any scene work, you will emerge from class with a new sense of play. This workshop will also focus on character work, strong emotion and powerful heightening. At the end of the 8 weeks you will think faster, play harder, and make it look easy by having as much fun as you can.

Additional information

July/August 2018 Session

Improv 1 Mondays 7-10pm in The West, Starting July 9th, Improv 1 Saturdays Noon – 3pm in The Villa, Starting July 7th, Improv 1 Thursdays 7-10pm in The West, Starting July 5th, Improv 1Thursdays 11-2pm in The Pack Theater, Starting July 5th

IMPROV II – July/August 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Neal Dandade

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Wednesdays 7-10pm West Room July 18th
Saturdays 3-6pm West Room July 14th
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Instructor: Neal Dandade

You must have completed IMPROV I to enroll.

We’ll expand on the skills you explored in Level I and apply them to working with your class ensemble. You’ll learn that when we build ideas, together, and empower ourselves to hold on to our confidence and specificity, there’s no need to force the funny, and a group mind is always better than one.

Additional information

July/August 2018 Session

Improv 2 Saturdays 3-6pm in The West Room, Starting July 14th, Improv 2 Wednesday 7-10pm in The West Room, Starting July 18th

IMPROV III – July/August 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Shaun Landry

$310 – 8 weeks

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays Noon-3pm The Pack Theater July 7th
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Instructor: Shaun Landry

You must have completed Level II to enroll.

“Improvisation can be funny along with Heartfelt”

Shaun gives you from her toolbox theater games and exercises to connect an empathetic viewpoint to your improvisational scenes.

Learn to punch upwards and not down in improvisational comedy.

Additional information

July/August 2018 Session

Improv 3 Saturdays 12-3pm in The Pack Theater, Starting July 7th

IMPROV IV – July/August 2018

Instructor: Rich Sohn

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Not available in the July/August session.

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You must have completed Level III to enroll.

Instructor: Rich Sohn

In Level 4 we look at expanding your character range and letting your comic-voice empower rather than limit that range. We’ll take a deep dive into some of the elements of a scene work – environment, style, blocking, subtext – and find inspiration there. And we’ll strengthen your ability to initiate and make strong choices. All our work together will be in service of recommitting to the fun and openness to play that is the heart of great improvisation.

Additional information

July/August 2018 Session

Improv 4 Not Available for July/August 2018

IMPROV V – July/August 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Miles Stroth

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Sunday 2-5pm The Pack Theater July 15th
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Instructor: Miles Stroth

You must have completed Level IV to enroll.

In Level 5, Miles will test your understanding of what you have learned in the first four levels and analyze your performance skills. He will create specific exercises that will be designed to help you improve any weakness you may have. Each student will be give a full hour onstage where the focus will be on just them and what they are working on.

Additional information

July/August 2018 Session

Improv 5 Sundays 2-5pm in the Pack Theater, Starting July 15th

IMPROV VI – July/August 2018

$310.00

Co-Instructors: Frances Callier and Kevin Dorff

8 weeks — $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Tuesdays 7-10pm West Room July 10th
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You must have completed Level V to enroll.

In this eight-week course, Frances Callier and Kevin Dorff will offer a class both unique and timely: improvised two-person scenes directed by two improvisers. Advanced students can revisit, and regain, the agency of two voices forming the central experience of long form improvisation.

This is also the Pack’s Performance Level. Students will be performing starting week 1, Wed. Nights at 8pm on the Pack Theater stage. That’s eight weeks of performance, possibly more.

Co-Instructor: Frances Callier

Co-Instructor: Kevin Dorff

Additional information

July/August 2018 Session

Improv 6 Tuesdays 7-10pm, in the West Room, Starting July 10th