Foundation-Level Improv Course
| Instructor: Julia Pistell|
Special Twice-a-week Intensive Session
Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Sea Tea Improv Studio
Using the fast-paced energy of short-form improv, students will learn how to explore and manipulate the game of the scene. Players will understand how to find and play patterns within the game, manipulate and heighten the suggestion of the game and to play to the top of their intelligence. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.
Prerequisites: None. People with no improv experience will learn basics and more, and people with some improv experience will benefit from this course’s specific attention to the topic of “The Game”.
| Class dates:|
Mon, July 7th
Wed, July 9th
Mon, July 14th
Wed, July 16th
Mon, July 21st
Wed, July 23rd
Mon, July 28th
Wed, July 30th (Share performance at 9:30pm)
This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 Foundation-level adult improv courses: along with “The Scene”, and “The Character”. This class was last offered in Fall/Winter 2013 & was taught by Laura Manasewich.
This course is limited to 16 students.
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| About the Instructor:|
Julia Pistell has performed in hundreds of improv shows across the country. A founding member of Sea Tea Improv, she was a member of both undefeated CT Cage Match teams, as well as the undefeated Upright Citizens Brigade Indie Cage Match championships. She is in the Advanced Study program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has studied under Will Hines, Shannon O’Neill, Chelsea Clarke, Ryan Karels, Erik Tanouye, and more. She has also studied unusual improvisational forms with Hot Cocoa Productions such as Campfire, Disaster Movie, and Spoken; is a co-creator of the parody show “Sex and the Sea Tea”; and is the assistant directed Knuckle Sandwich Production’s “Disney Reality Show.” Julia’s improvisational technique focuses on finding character philosophies and combining narrative styles with games. She has taught improv through Sea Tea Improv and the Hartford Stage to adults and teens alike since 2010.