Beginner Improv Skills: Students will learn a combination of storytelling, theatrical, and improv comedy skills with a core focus on improvised scene work. Through a series of fun and imaginative games and lessons, students will gain skills in listening, cooperation, character, environments, object work, and thinking on their feet. The course will culminate in a class demonstration by the students of an improvised play, using a story outline filled in by the students.
Dates: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Class Demonstration: May 11, 2019
Tenara Calem & Jenn Adams
WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT THE CLASS
“[Our son] talks about PHIT Comedy class all year… comedy class is a constant point of discussion. He loves it!”
Tenara is a theater educator and artist and joined the Kids and Teens team at PHIT in the Spring of 2018. She has worked with and continues to make theater with a number of companies, including Trinity Repertory Company, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Allens Lane Art Center, Lightning Rod Special, Art Church of West Philadelphia, and First Person Arts. In addition to performance and theater education, Tenara also teaches Pre-K at Trinity Playgroup in Center City. Tenara first came to PHIT as an adult improv student. Outside of performance and teaching, you can find Tenara winning Harry Potter quizzos.
Jenn Adams holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Rowan University, with a concentration in Acting/Directing. She has studied and performed improv for nearly ten years, with companies such as Aftershock Entertainment and Brainspunk theater. When she’s not teaching, Jenn is an ongoing student at PHIT, herself! She regularly teaches improv workshops for all ages at local camps, libraries, or anywhere else that will let her play zip zap zop. Jenn is also a teaching artist with Theatre Horizon and an actor and educator with the Garden State Discovery Museum.