Advanced Improvisation: Students will continue to build on skills learned in Improv 101 and 201. Students will also begin putting those skills to work within a structured improv format and learn to use the patterns in their scenes to the fullest potential. This level also includes a heavier focus on individual attention from the instructor.
Prerequisites: Improv 201 at PHIT or permission of the Training Center
Dates: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Class Location: Philly Improv Theater, Rehearsal Room A, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Graduation Show Date/Time: Saturday, May 16th,2020, 2:00 p.m.
Show Location: Philly Improv Theater, Main Stage, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Frank began improvising in 2009, when he joined La Salle University’s troupe Improv 101. There he learned the important rule of jump on the bomb so that everybody else looks good. He studied at PHIT under Steve Kleinedler, Mike Marbach, and Greg Maughan, and at the UCB Theater in New York. Frank studied extensively with Maggy Keegan, and taught with her at Figment Theater in Philadelphia, where she helped him discover the power of emotional honesty, the endless joy of playing games, and a core belief that this is the most fun thing we can be doing, and we should always strive to treat it as such. He has workshopped with many excellent teachers from around the country including iOWest in LA, the Annoyance and IO in Chicago, and UCB in New York. He has performed across the country including New York, Chicago, Boston, Austin, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Baltimore, North Carolina, and Detroit. He also ate and slept in those cities. He currently performs with elder teams Big Baby, Triple Double, and Study Hall, hosts bimonthly improv show Frankenstein, writes and performs on Screenwriting 4 Dummies, writes and performs in the sketch comedy duo The Prince, and co-hosts a podcast about how cool MTV’s the Challenge is. He currently directs PHIT House Team Channel 77, and teams Wussy Riot and Kid Handsome all of whom make him smarter and better and some of whom are trying to help him kick his DVD buying habit. Past projects include John Hughes High, The Milk & Cookies Show, Chaperone, WildCard!, House of Solitude presents A Galaxy Uncherished, and critically acclaimed (by a solitary audience member, but he swears it’s the best show he saw that year!) radio duo Boner & the Noise. Sometimes he does non-comedy things, no matter what his friends and family tell you. Frank teaches, directs, and performs in comedy things in Philadelphia.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT FRANK
“I enjoyed his teaching style and feel like I was pushed out of my comfort zone in a really great way that will make me a better improviser!” – “Frank is delightful! He’s extraordinarily funny and makes you feel like you are too! He’s a fantastic and kind teacher and I’m very glad I enrolled in his class!” – “His love for improv is contagious!”