Beginner Short-Form Improv: Students will learn the art of comedic short-form improvisation. Through a series of fun and engaging classes, students will utilize learned skills in listening, agreement, and the power of “Yes and…” to play confidently in games. The first half of the course will focus on the basics of improv comedy and the second half will focus on playing and performing short-form games. The course will culminate in a live performance of a short-form set by the students.
Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, & 2/29
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Class Demonstration: Saturday February 29th, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Sam Abrams has been teaching with the PHIT Kids and Teens Program since the spring of 2015. Sam can be seen performing at PHIT Comedy in the improvised Shakespeare show With Mirth and Laughter and the Dynamite Series team Untitled: Art Meets Improv. You may also see her photographs around the comedy scene from her photography business, Sam Abrams Photography.
Before coming to PHIT in January 2014, Sam majored in theater with a focus on directing at Oberlin College, and spent three years developing and teaching drama classes at Camp Sequoia to build social skills. She will be getting her Masters in Education from University of Pennsylvania in May, and will begin teaching next fall!
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT SAM
“I liked my teacher because she laughed a lot at the stuff we did and made us feel funny. She also explained everything clearly.”
“She is very funny and motivates us to be goofy.”
“I liked how open minded she was.”
“She pushed me to be better at improv”
WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT SAM
“My son has not been a big participant in formal activities such as sports or school clubs because he never feels like he fits in with those. But with this he felt like he found his people, his tribe. Every week he had a great time, and that’s a testament to how good you guys are. Thanks Sam!”
“Sam was great! This class really gave my child an exciting new outlet, new skills, and new confidence!”