Long-Form Improv: Students will practice the art of long-form improvisation by learning the key concept of “Yes, and..”. They will also learn important improv skills like: listening, creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects, and environment work. Integrating more advanced concepts, students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner and discover how scenes can grow through agreement and support. The class will culminate in a live, fully improvised performance for families and invited guests.
Dates: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Class Demonstration: May 15, 8-8:45 PM
Kelly Conrad & Nicole Colchete
Kelly is a Philly based performer who hails from Ramstein, Germany. She graduated from Suffolk University in Boston with a BA in Communication and Theater Arts. She performs regularly on PHIT Improv house team Hooch, Improv team Not Yet Rated, Sketch house team The Decoy, and POC Comedy Troupe American Express. Other PHIT productions include Up All Night, Seltzer Hour, Stay Dead, and House of Solitude Presents: McNickel. You can also see her in Barbara Bush: The Body Show, The Worst Generation: Celebrity Insurance, and short film Hero for Hire. Recent Theater productions include Theater Unspeakable’s American Revolution (Arden Theater) and Antigravity Performance Project’s Dear Diary LOL (New Ohio Theatre-Ice Factory 25).
Nicole has been improvising for six years and has been working with students of all ages for four years. Nicole has received improv training from Philadelphia Improv Theater and The Upright Citizens Brigade and she currently is on two improv teams. She has been an instructional assistant for students with Autism, a school counselor for high school students where she worked with students on study and life skills, and as a summer camp counselor teaching theater and improv workshops. Improv and working with students are two of Nicole’s greatest passions, and she believes that through teaching improv to children of all ages, her students will not only have fun and connect with one another, but learn valuable communication and critical thinking skills that will serve them well throughout their education and while growing up.
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
“I wanted to thank the instructors of the high school improv class for a truly great experience…confidence and outlook was transformed over the duration of the class, and she loved participating in the performance!”