Improv

We’ve made changes to our program! New intro class! Less levels! Less time to complete the program! House Team Audition Showcases Coming Soon!*

* You must have completed or be enrolled in Level 4 with Miles at the time of the House Team Audition Showcase to be considered for a potential slot. More info to be announced in early 2019!

The Pack Core Improv Program was created by Pack owner and teacher, Miles Stroth. The core program consists of 4 progressive levels of classes that lay the foundation for what we consider to be a good improviser, from the basics of improvisation through putting together and running your own show.

Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks, and the core program is designed to satisfy beginners as well as more experienced players.

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.

Additionally, our Advanced Studies Improv-Show Class, directed by Rich Sohn, provides students with the tools and experience to develop, produce and perform an improvised long-form show for a live audience on the Pack stage.

Across the Core Program, Advanced Studies, and Elective Workshops the Pack takes an evolutionary approach to teaching improvisation, with a focus on personal growth, identifying and amplifying your unique comedy voice, and melding as part of an ensemble. Our instructors offer a wide variety of improv styles that comes with decades of on stage experience.

Read more about our teachers here.

IMPROV I – May/June 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Neal Dandade

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Thursdays 11-2pm Pack Theater May 2nd
Thursdays 7-10pm West Room May 2nd
Saturdays 3-6pm West Room May 4th
Clear
SKU: improv-i-may-june-2019 Category:

Description

Instructor Neal Dandade

LEVEL 1 – INTRO TO IMPROV AND THE PACK!

Instructor: Neal Dandade

Level 1 is your official welcome to The Pack Theater! The goal of this class is to give you the fundamentals of improvisation that will fuel your creativity and unlock your potential. You’ll learn to get “out of your head” by making strong, clear, and FUN choices. You’ll hone your skills to heighten and explore those initial moves, allowing you to shift your mind from a place of judgement to a space of active participation and play. Taught by enthusiasm-machine Neal Dandade, this class is about distilling the aspects of improv that we love, and empowering ourselves to do those things, more.

Additional information

May/June 2019 Session

Improv 1-Sat 3-6pm, West, Starting May 4th, Improv 1-Thur 11-2pm, Pack Theater, Starting May 2nd, Improv 1-Thur 7-10pm, West, Starting May 2nd

IMPROV II – May/June 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Rich Sohn

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays 12-3pm Villa Theater May 4th
Wednesdays 7-10pm MC Studio May 1st
Clear
SKU: improv-ii-may-june-2019 Category:

Description

LEVEL 2 – FEARLESS SCENEWORK

You must have completed IMPROV 1 or an equivalent class from elsewhere to enroll.

Instructor: Rich Sohn

Level 2 is about empowering the improvisor. You’ll learn to trust yourself to make strong choices, to embrace the power of listening and to fearlessly stay open to the possibilities of every moment. We’ll take a deep dive into elements of scene-work – character, environment, style, blocking, subtext – and find inspiration and freedom there. We’ll help identify the habits that limit you and open you up to greater possibilities. At the end of these 8 weeks you will be a braver, better, more confident improvisor.

Additional information

May/June 2019 Session

Improv 2-Sat 12-3pm, Villa, Starting May 4th, Improv 2-Wed 7-10pm, MC, Starting May 1st

IMPROV III – May/June 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Shaun Landry

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays 11-2pm Pack Theater May 4th
Saturdays 2-5pm Pack Theater May 4th
Clear
SKU: improv-iii-may-june-2019 Category:

Description

LEVEL 3 – PERSONAL EXPRESSION

You must have completed Level 2 to enroll.

Instructor: Shaun Landry

“Improvisation can be funny along with heartfelt.”

The focus of Level 3 is inward – personal expression, protection, empathy, and learning to give yourself permission to open your heart and own the stage. Through inventive theater games and exercises, Shaun provides you with an extensive set of tools to connect emotionally with audiences and provide an empathetic viewpoint to your scene work. You’ll learn how to unlock the power of self-discovery and compassion, think outside yourself in the moment, and how to “punch up” instead of down.

Additional information

May/June 2019 Session

Improv 3-Sat 11-2pm, Pack Theater, Starting May 4th, Improv 3-Sat 2-5pm, Pack Theater, Starting May 4th

IMPROV IV – May/June 2019

$310.00

Instructor: Miles Stroth

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Sundays 2-5pm Pack Theater May 12th
Clear
SKU: improv-iv-may-june-2019 Category:

Description

LEVEL 4 – DECONSTRUCTING YOUR PLAY

You must have completed Level 3 to enroll.

Instructor: Miles Stroth

In the final level of our Core Improv Program, Miles will test your understanding of what you have learned and analyze your performance skills. He will identify where you excel and where you struggle, and will create specific exercises that will be designed to help you improve any weaknesses 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.

Additional information

May/June 2019 Session

Improv 4-Sunday 2-5pm, Pack Theater, Starting May 12th