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The PIT Comedy School is dedicated to fostering the art of comedic theater through coursework in Performance, Professional Writing & Production. In our program, students find and hone their own unique comedic voice, act like themselves, learn how to work collaboratively both onstage and off, and create career opportunities within a supportive artistic community.
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This class will help you learn the tools necessary for performing stand-up comedy. Taught by PIT Chapel Hill Artistic Director, Will Purpura. This six week course meets on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 starting on 10/18. Class each week with the exception of Thanksgiving (11/22). The final performance will be held at 8:00 after the final class (11/29)
Steven Warnock teaches this drop-in class that helps you to focus on your scene partners, your environment, the direction of the scene and take the time to just s l o w d o w n.
No pressure Improv. Dip your toe into the joyous pool of improv. Level 0 means 0% fear, 100% fun. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of longform improvisation. Every week you will play in a safe and positive class environment with group exercises and scenework. It’s the perfect spoonful of improv, come have a taste! Please note that there is no graduation show for this class. This is a three week course…
This class will help students take the basic elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy learned in Level One and apply them toward building great scenes that engage an audience. Students will leave this level with an understanding of how to make strong initiations, establish who/what/where, heighten the funniest choices and edit scenes. Students will learn and practice techniques for starting scenes, enhancing and enriching scenes, finding yourself when you feel lost, and creating characters that are completely unique. There…
This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn how to say “yes, and…,” make positive choices, initiate and commit to scenes, heighten, use tag-outs and walk-ons, and deliver real-life monologues. The PIT’s Introduction to Improv class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. There will be a…
Comedy, Confidence, Collaboration. This class is about more than just comedy. Using the fundamentals of improv, through games and exercises, your child will develop tools for lifelong success. They’ll learn to become better listeners, gain more confidence when speaking in public as well as develop better negotiation and communication skills. All while finding their funny and making new friends! Class culminates with a performance on a brand new professional stage where there’s plenty of room for friends and family to…
Silence and emotion are two of the most powerful, and underused, tools an improviser has to work with on stage. Strong emotional choices give characters depth and make choices easier for the performer.Silence gives scenes time to breathe, for tension to grow and give more power to the performers on stage. This workshop will help performers make stronger emotional choices, become more comfortable with silence, learn how to move scenes forward without speaking and build scenes using emotion. About your…
Improvisation can be a beautiful, collaborative art form that creates comedy through risk, trust, emotion and willingness to be surprised. Also, at its core, it's just a lot of fun. This is a FREE two hour intro to improv workshop geared for trans and non-binary people. These groups are sorely under represented in the improv community and the hope for this workshop is to introduce people to the fun and creativity in improv. This workshop is specifically for those with…
This improv drop-in is for female or female-identifying individuals only.
This is a new form of improv where the audience directs the actors based on break in points by an on stage director. Jaybird brings twenty-five years experience as an actor and director to this workshop specifically for improv performers. You’ll practice playing deeply and truthfully rather than going for the big funny. The foundations of Stanislavsky’s action-based ideas and contemporary practitioners (e.g. Keith Johnstone, Mick Napier, TJ & Dave) will be folded into scene work and side-coached as you play.
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”Christopher Reeve
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