Available Classes

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events Search

Upcoming Events › Available Classes

Events List Navigation

Sketch 101: Intro To Sketch Comedy

Tuesday, August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class explores the fundamentals of sketch comedy through writing exercises, collaborative creation, and a survey of the art form. It’s geared toward all levels of experience -- no prior training required, and opportunities to build on past training as the class goes along. In this class you will: -Discover the core tenets of sketch comedy, and how those principles apply to any kind of comedy you’re interested in doing. -Explore the medium made famous by SNL, Monty Python, Key…

Level 1: Introduction To Improv (8/23-9/27)

Thursday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

Jaybird O’Berski’s Sidecoach Workshop

Saturday, August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

Jaybird O'Berski 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. About Your Instructor: Jaybird O’Berski is Artistic Director of The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Durham's oldest professional theater company, and Co-Artistic Director of Incubator International Actor Training.…

Stand-Up 101 (9/5-10/10)

Wednesday, September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This supportive and welcoming class will give aspiring comedians the tools and confidence to begin writing and performing their own original standup material. Each class will give students goal-oriented and practical guidance to experiment and refine their own personal style and voice. Students will then begin to study joke writing through an understanding of basic joke structure, an in-depth study of techniques used by professional comedians, and guided and supported writing sessions. The class will emphasize the importance of practice, experimentation, and…

After School Improv: Improv For Teens (13 & Up)

Thursday, September 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Teens can improvise too! This class introduces teenagers 13 and up to the fundamentals of improvisational comedy.  Students will learn a variety of games and exercises that focus on high energy fun and teamwork.  This is a great way to meet new friends and build confidence through improv comedy! This is a 6-week course, Thursdays 4:30-6pm.

Level 0 (9/10-9/24)

Monday, September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 class…

Level 2: Intro To Scenework (9/10-10/15)

Monday, September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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…

Level 3: Longform Performance

Sunday, September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This class will help students to use their knowledge of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ philosophy as applied to scenework to create a fully-formed improvised show. Students will focus on developing stronger relationships between characters, using walk-ons and tag-outs to enrich the funny, pacing through editing, heightening scenes, three-beat structure, openings & closings, object work, stage picture and making connections between scenes. Students will leave this level understanding how to perform a standard long form structure. Lisa Jolley is an actor,…

+ Export Events