Learn how to find and play with the funniest part of your scenes!
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 highlight interesting and unusual discoveries, play with patterns in a scene, and follow newly created logic to ridiculous or even too-true conclusions by playing to the top of their intelligence. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.
Class Day and Time: Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
September 10, 2019
September 17, 2019
September 24, 2019
October 1, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 15, 2019
October 22, 2019
October 29, 2019
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 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. She and Summar Elguindy brought eight all-star teens to Chicago in 2014 to perform improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy.
Class Share Performance: TBD at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater
Prerequisites: Improv 101
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