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: 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
Joe Tuzzi & Sarah Clemency
Joe is from Norristown, PA, and is a very proud member of PHIT House Team This is Your Captain. He is also a member of the indie sketch group Corn Teeth and the indie improv team Bill Parks, who happen to host Philadelphia’s newest place for independent and experimental comedy, known simply as “The Brewery”. Joe began his improv journey way back in the year 2013 when he began to study improv at PHIT under Alex Gross, Mike Marbach, and Steve Kleindedler. Joe has also taken sketch classes at PHIT under Brian Kelly and Paul Triggiani. If you ever see Joe in person, you should ask about the “Alligator Incident” or just say hi or bake him a pie because pie is nice.
What Parents & Students Say About Joe
“Joe was so relatable to the kids which made my son more comfortable and free to be creative.”
Sarah has been on the teaching faculty of the PHIT Kids and Teens program since 2015. She has a BA in Theater and Music from Monmouth University and has worked with Shadow Lawn Stage and the Acting Company. Sarah brought her original musical “Only in Your Dreams” to last year’s Fringe stage. She can also be seen performing in the Family Friendly show, her sketch duo Kathryn and Sarah; and StoryUp! an interactive children’s show. She’s the creator and director of the original musical, Becoming Vegan. Sarah has studied improv at the Philly Improv Theater under Greg Maughan, Nick Gillette, Kristen Schier, Jess Snow, and Brian Rumble. She also has studied musical improv under Jerome Kurtenbach. When not involved in teaching or performing improv, Sarah can be found teaching music to children of all ages.