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 – Sept/Oct 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Brian James O’Connell

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Thursdays 11-2pm Pack Theater September 6th
Thursdays 7-10pm West Room September 6th
Saturdays 12-3pm Villa Studio September 8th
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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.

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Sept/Oct 2018 Session

Improv 1 Sat 12-3pm Villa Theater Starting Sept 8th, Improv 1 Thur 11-2pm Pack Theater Starting Sept 6th, Improv 1 Thur 7-10pm West Room Starting Sept 6th

IMPROV II – Sept/Oct 2018

Instructor: Neal Dandade

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Wednesdays 7-10pm West Room N/A in September
Saturdays 3-6pm West Room N/A in September

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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.

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Sept/Oct 2018 Session

Improv 2 Sat 3-6pm West Room Starting Sept 8th, Improv 2 Wed 7-10pm Shepard Theater Starting Sept 12th

IMPROV III – Sept/Oct 2018

$310.00

Instructor: Shaun Landry

$310 – 8 weeks

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Saturdays Noon-3pm The Pack Theater September 8th
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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.

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Sept/Oct 2018 Session

Improv 3 Sat 12-3pm Pack Theater Starting Sept 8th

IMPROV IV – Sept/Oct 2018

Instructor: Rich Sohn

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Not available in the Sept/Oct 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.

IMPROV V – Sept/Oct 2018

Instructor: Miles Stroth

8 weeks – $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Not available in the Sept/Oct Session

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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.

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Sept/Oct 2018 Session

Improv 5 Sun 2-5pm Starting Sept 9th

IMPROV VI – Sept/Oct 2018

$310.00

Co-Instructors: Frances Callier and Kevin Dorff

8 weeks — $310

DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Tuesdays 7-10pm West Room September 11th
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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

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Sept/Oct 2018 Session

Improv 6 Tues 7-10pm West Room Starting Sept 11th