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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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Come practice those improv skills and get some feedback in this fun environment. We meet every Saturday from 3pm-5pm. UNC STUDENTS - If paying at the time of the event, you can show a valid student id and take the class for only $10!!!
About the course: This class will help students take the basic elements of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy learned in Level 1 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…
About this course: The Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing class will introduce students to the core tenets of sketch comedy writing. The class will focus on basic sketch forms and concepts, including juxtaposition, heightening, linguistics, absurdism, parody, developing personal voice and revision. This is a 6-week course held on Tuesdays from January 8 - February 12. About the instructor: Will Purpura is a comedian, actor, improviser, writer, producer and teacher. Originally from New York City, he currently resides in Carrboro,…
About the course: 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…
About this course: This class will help you learn the tools necessary for performing stand-up comedy. Students will learn how to generate material, raise the stakes and improve timing. This is a 6-week course held on Thursdays from January 10 - February 14. About your instructor: Will Purpura is a comedian, actor, improviser, writer, producer and teacher. Originally from New York City, he currently resides in Carrboro, North Carolina. As a stand-up, he has performed at numerous clubs in New…
Take a three week crash course on fun quick thinking improv games. 30+ games in just three weeks! This class will offer the opportunity to have fun, think creatively, and to embrace the boldness of being quick on your feet. Laughter and friendship are possible side effects for this class. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 1-3pm January 12-26.
Kevin McDonald from Kids In The Hall is coming to the PIT! Here you will learn the “Kids In The Hall” method of writing sketches through improv. This includes the basics of sketch comedy, comedy writing and the method of writing comedy sketches through improv. You can choose to do a one-day workshop with Kevin or do the whole weekend. Either way, this is an amazing opportunity for aspiring comedy writers to learn from one of the greats! The Saturday…
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