Intro to Improvised Scenework: Students will learn the basic improv concept of “Yes, and..” and discover how a scene can be created through agreement. They will also learn important basic improv skills like: creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects and environment work. Students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.
Dates: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Class Location: ONLINE! PHIT’s online classes are taught via Zoom Video Conference and student’s receive a link to the virtual classroom at the start of the course, along with reminder links 15 minutes before the start of class each week.
Graduation Show Date/Time: To be determined. Student’s for this online class will have a virtual class show for family and friends, and will also be offered an in-person graduation performance once Philly Improv Theater is able to open for the public.
Show Location: To be determined.
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tara Gadomski is an actor, director, writer and Sundance Knight Fellow. Her screen acting credits include: Orange is the New Black (Netflix, directed by Jodie Foster); Emergence (ABC, directed by Alex Pillai); THE BLACKLIST (NBC) and Blue Bloods (CBS). Some of her favorite stage credits are: Recent Tragic Events (TIC Theatre Company, NY) and Lost Pirates, an original musical for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She worked for five years with the London improv company, Fluxx, and performed long-form dramatic improv in the UK and France. As a writer, she received the Sundance Knight Fellowship in 2019. Previously, her play, The Offering won Best Play of the Network One-Act Festival in New York and her short screenplay about gun control, Treadmill was read at the inaugural Conversations in America series of Women in Arts and Media Coalition in New York. She wrote, co-directed and produced the webseries, A Ladies Guide to Making Conversation More Interesting and many audio plays for her radio drama podcast, Geste. The short film Signs of Aging was Tara’s solo directorial debut. It has played in film festivals around the US and is available on Amazon Prime. Member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, British Equity.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
“I loved class with Tara – it was the highlight of my week!”