Intermediate Improv Skills: Students will develop (or in the case of returning students extend) their foundations in comedic improvisation as they prepare for our middle school courses’ focus on short-form improv. Through a series of fun and imaginative classes, students will learn and improve skills like listening, collaboration, and character exploration. They will also learn the golden rule of “Yes, and…” as it applies to creating an improvised scene through agreement. The course will culminate in an improvised performance for family and friends.
Dates: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
Time: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Class Demonstration: November 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Alison Ormby & Rebecca Salus
Alison Ormsby is a graduate from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Acting. She is also an alum from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Recent acting credits include: Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go!(Azuka Theater, Katie) This Is On Record (Applied Mechanics). As a teacher, she spent her freshman year of college working with White Pines as a teaching assistant. She also has experience working at the University of the Arts with high schoolers on monologue preparation and scene study. She loves to inspire work through vulnerability and joy! Alison has been teaching with PHIT Kids and Teens since Fall 2018.
Rebecca is a transplant to Philly after relocating from South Florida where she studied, performed and taught improv at Sick Puppies Comedy in Boca Raton. Rebecca performed weekly as a house team member at Sick Puppies and was also a founding member of their first-ever musical improv team, Shallow Howl. In Philly, she is a member of the indie team Llama. Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and serves as the Program Director at JAFCO, an organization serving abused, neglected and at-risk children. While living in Florida, she successfully implemented an improv program for teens residing in the JAFCO group home and shelter programs,which she plans to replicate in the Philly community.