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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Level I – PLAYING THE SCENE

Instructor: Brian James O’Connell

Over the course of Level I you will learn that all scenes can be seen as one of four basic scene types. You will learn that each scene type has a built-in set of rules that make them work. You will learn all four scene types as well as how to listen for scene type and your position/character in that scene all in the first lines of a scene. Knowing what type of scene you are in and what your position is in that scene makes scene play relatively easy.

8 weeks – $310

  • Sat 12pm-3pm in The Pack Theater, Starting January 6th
    Wed 11am-2pm  in The Pack Theater, Starting January 10th
    Wed 7pm-10pm in the West Room, Starting January 10th

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Level II – PLAYING AS AN ENSEMBLE

Instructor: Neal Dandade

You must have completed Level 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.

  • 8 weeks,  $310
  • Tuesdays 7-10pm in The West, Starting January 9th

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Level III – BRINGING EMPATHY TO IMPROVISATION

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.

8 weeks, $310
NOT AVAILABLE JAN/FEB 2018

Level IV – Advanced Fun

Instructor: Rich Sohn

You must have completed Level III to enroll.

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.

Sat 12pm-3pm  in The Villa, Starting January 6th

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Level V – Individual Analysis

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 given a full hour onstage where the focus will be on just them and what they are working on.

8 weeks – $310
Sun 2:30pm-5:30pm in The Pack Theater, Starting January 7th

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Level VI – Performance Level

 

NOT AVAILABLE JAN/FEB 2018