Beginner Short-Form Improv: Students will learn the art of comedic short-form improvisation. Through a series of fun and engaging classes, students will utilize learned skills in listening, agreement, and the power of “Yes and…” to play confidently in games. The first half of the course will focus on the basics of improv comedy and the second half will focus on playing and performing short-form games. The course will culminate in a live performance of a short-form set by the students.
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Class Demonstration: March 2nd, 2019
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tara Gadomski worked for five years in London with Fluxx improvisation company under the direction of Chris Johnston, performing long and short, dramatic improv, often experimenting with different forms and technology. With Fluxx, Tara was an invited performer at the Paris Improv Festival where she collaborated with Mick Napier and Annoyance Theatre and also with Keith Johnston. In Paris, she helped create and performed a non-verbal physical improv theatre piece for multi-lingual young audiences. Back in the States, Tara received a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to bring “The Quest,” an improv show and workshop, to rural public schools in Northeastern PA. She also created a radio improv show “A Knock on the Door” which she’s performed live at fringe festivals. As a screen actor, some of Tara’s favorite roles include co-stars on “Orange is the New Black” (directed by Jodie Foster) and “The Blacklist.” As a writer, Tara was invited to the Sundance Institute’s Philadelphia Screenwriters’ Intensive. She also produces and presents radio documentaries for the BBC.