Intermediate Short-Form Improv: Students will continue developing their short-form improvisation skills beyond basics. Through a series of fun and engaging classes, students will utilize learned skills in developing characters and creating objects and environments with miming to play confidently in new improv games. The first half of the course will focus on the intermediate improv comedy skills 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.
Prerequisites: Completion of two sessions of Beginner Short-Form Improv at Philly Improv Theater, or approval of the Kids & Teens Coordinator.
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
Nick Gillette is a physical theatre artist, a co-founder of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and an instructor at the Philly Improv Theater. He is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a 2014 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks resident artist, a 2016 Colgate University Christian A. Johnson resident artist, and a resident artist at the Philadelphia School for Circus Arts. With Almanac he has collaborated to devise and perform Communitas (2014), Nightfall (2014), The Fleecing (2015), Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes (2015), and Exile 2588 (2016). He has performed with Cabaret Red Light, BRAT Productions, Groundswell Players (now Lighting Rod Special), Pig Iron Theatre Co., Alex Bechtel, and the Philly Improv Theater.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT NICK
“He is very funny and very good at teaching.”
“He laughs a lot and gives good advice and criticism.”