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Skills Lab: Edits and Beats


with Chris Esperance

Calendar Apr 30, 2023 at 11 am

Skills Lab:  Edits and Beats

This Lab will focus on editing scenes and the transition between first and second beats. You will practice how to edit scenes in a way that is both organic and effective. Participants will also practice how to identify and use first and second beats to create engaging scenes. Participants will leave with a stronger understanding of these fundamental aspects of long form improv and more confidence in their ability to create fun and engaging scenes.


Skills Lab is a deep dive into a topic pulled directly from the PHIT curriculum.  Led by one of our instructors, participants start with a fun warm-up, engage in select exercises followed by open practice working on games or scenes with a specific focus around the topic of the Lab.

Part targeted workout, part practice group, Labs are open to anyone with some level 101 experience and above. It is strongly recommended for your own benefit that you have some familiarity with any Skills Lab topic as instructors provide targeted coaching and feedback around that topic to help you gain more mastery applying it in performance.


Skills Labs are *not intended* for people with ZERO improv experience.


Please check your schedule carefully before you register. All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or credits.


All students are required to show proof of vaccination before being allowed entry to the class space.


About the Instructor:

Chris Esperance is a comedian, writer, improviser based in Philadelphia, PA. Chris co-hosted the Mad Ethnic Comedy festival which included a variety of improv, podcast and stand-up acts from the tri-state area. He has improvised on Harold, House teams including Metropolis and Dunk Tank and several Indie teams in his years as a performer. Chris was accepted to Magnet Theater’s REMIX sketch diversity showcase and wrote/performed in PIT’s NYC Sketchfest. He has trained at the Philadelphia Improv Theater (PHIT) and the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB-NY) and writes for the sketch comedy team Pagliacci (@pagliaccicomedy) with the Boogiemanja sketch comedy collective.


What others say:

"You set such a great tone for the class that made it easy to experiment and let our guards down and try new things. I had a fabulous time and can't wait to do it again."

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