A chance to meet the teachers and experience a sampling of exercises from the Long-Form Improv class! While your child is having fun, parents and guardians may meet with staff from PHIT’s Training Center over coffee, juice, donuts, and bagels to learn more information about the program at PHIT and how to sign up.
In Long-Form Improv class 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.
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Nicole Colchete has been performing improv for about 6 years and continues to perform improv comedy. Nicole has trained at Philly Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Reckless Theater. Nicole discovered her passion for improv in college, and she was really able to grow as an improvisor throughout college. Nicole also was able to further foster her passion and knack for teaching children throughout college, as she held internships and summer jobs teaching children. Nicole often found a way to teach improv to the children she was working with, and this continued in her teaching roles after college. Nicole has taught children and teenagers of all different ages, and her specialization is working with children with special needs. Nicole believes that improv is a powerful educational tool that can be used to teach valuable skills to children and teenagers, all while sharing joy and laughter with her students!