IMPROV COMEDY CLASSES

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PHILLY’S SCHOOL FOR IMPROV COMEDY
Looking to kick-off a career in improv comedy or boost your performance on stage? Searching for a fun hobby on weeknights that takes your brain far beyond the normal paces of your 9-5? Striving to improve your self-confidence and public speaking skills to excel at work? Or maybe, you’re seeking to better your relationships with the people in your life.

 

No matter your reason, a class in improv comedy is a fun, social way to gain confidence, explore your creativity, and learn the power of “yes, and!” The Training Center at Philly Improv Theater is the place to learn improv comedy in the city of Philadelphia. Click the red bar below to determine your path. Improv comedy classes have something for everyone!

CORE CLASSES

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROV COMEDY

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Yes, and ...
Improv Basics
Explore the basic improv concept of “Yes, and” along with important improv skills like creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects and environment work.
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Get Going
Building on Basics
Explore the concepts of character, relationship, and environment on stage to create fully improvised scenes with more than two performers.
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Keep Building
Advanced Improv
Continue building on skills acquired in prior levels through use of new acting techniques and additional improv formats, with a heavy focus on individual attention from your instructor.
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Set to Perform
Intro to the Harold
Take your strong foundation in improvised scene work and learn to attach structure with callbacks, premise play, runs, and more. Create a show by building scenes based on true life monologues.
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FOCUS CLASSES

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY, DE-STRESS, BE BOLD!

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Spontaneity
Improv Isn't Just for Comedians!
It’s for everyone! In this 4-week class, you’ll learn the basic of improv, teamwork, and listening skills, and most importantly, have a ton of fun.
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Character
Be Someone Else!
Through a series of fun games and exercises, you’ll learn many different ways to create a character and be a character on stage.
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Relationship
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Environment
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CONSERVATORY

DIVE DEEPER INTO PERFORMANCE AND GET ON STAGE

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Pretty Flower
with Scott Campbell
The Pretty Flower is an improv form that has gained immense popularity, especially in the Philly area, over the past 4 years. It allows the show to explore all different kinds of discoveries in the moment.
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Diagnostics
with Frank Farrell
Whether you’re finding yourself in a rut, needing to work on a specific skill, or wanting to boost yourself to the next level, your instructor will help you identify how to achieve your goals.
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EXTRACIRRICULARS

HONE A SKILL, GROW YOUR PERFORMANCE, GET REPS

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Hone A Skill
Perfect Your Craft
Dig deep into specific skills from object work to character to relationship in these improv intensives.
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Practice Makes Perfect!
Get Extra Reps
Next to learning and watching, the best way to get better at improv is through practice.
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So Much More!
Optional Advanced Classes
From musical improv to scene work diagnostics, electives expand on your existing improv skills.
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FREE INTRO WORKSHOP

SCHOLARSHIPS

Philly Improv Theater seeks to create an environment which is supportive and welcoming to all people and reflects the experiences of the greater community in which we live. To achieve this goal, PHIT is proud to offer scholarships to individuals from historically marginalized communities, for whom the cost of tuition might otherwise pose a barrier.

 

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