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 – May/June 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Brian James O’Connell

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Thursdays 11-2pm Pack Theater May 10
Thursdays 7-10pm West Room May 10
Saturdays 12-3pm West Room May 12
Mondays 7-10pm West Room May 14
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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

May/June 2018 Session

Improv1 Mondays 7-10pm West Room May 14, Improv1 Saturdays 12-3pm West Room May 12, Improv1 Thursdays 11-2pm Pack Theater May 10, Improv1 Thursdays 7-10pm West Room May 10

IMPROV II – May/June 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Neal Dandade

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Wednesdays 11-2pm Pack Theater May 9
Wednesday 7-10pm West Room May 9
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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

May/June 2018 Session

Improv2 Wednesday 7-10pm West Room May 9, Improv2 Wednesdays 11-2pm Pack Theater May 9

IMPROV III – MAY/JUNE 2018

Instructor: Shaun Landry

$310 – 8 weeks

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
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Instructor: Shaun Landry

You must have completed Level III 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.

IMPROV IV – May/June 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Rich Sohn

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays 12-3pm Pack Theater May 5
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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

May/June 2018 Session

Improv4 Saturdays 12-3pm Pack Theater May 5

IMPROV V – MAY/JUNE 2018

Instructor: Miles Stroth

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
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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.

IMPROV VI – May/June 2018

$310.00

Co-Instructors: Frances Callier and Kevin Dorff

8 weeks — $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Tuesdays 7-10pm West Room May 8
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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

May/June 2018 Session

Improv6 Tuesdays 7-10pm West Room May 8