Students in this course will learn to really listen to their scene partners, add interesting specifics & details, and progress & expand improvised scenes.
We'll use short, fast-paced improv games to learn to act quickly and spend less time worrying about making the perfect move. Invent and inspire rich, consistent characters, and learn to create a playable environment with just miming.
This course ends in a class share performance for an invited audience at Sea Tea Comedy Theater.
Class Day and Time: Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
November 2, 2023
November 9, 2023
November 16, 2023
-- NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, 11/23 --
November 30, 2023
December 7, 2023
December 14, 2023
December 21, 2023
December 28, 2023
Class Share Performance: TBD at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater
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.
Prerequisites: None, though students with no performance experience may prefer to take one of our 4-week Intro to Improv classes before taking Improv 101.
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