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Improv 101

$384

with Paul Hazen

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Intro to Improv:  Your HAROLD training starts here!

You will start learning basic improv and performance skills, practicing concepts like making your partner look good, “Yes, and..” creating mimed objects and environments, establishing relationships, and holding on to an emotional point of view. Finally you start to apply these skills to make up short scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.

Prerequisites: None!

Adults 18+

Please note: ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS. PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.

Day: MONDAY

Dates: 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

NO CLASS MONDAY 5/27

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Make-up/Snow Date: 7/22

Showcase Date/Time: Sat 7/28 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Class Room: Smith (all classrooms are accessible spaces)

Theater Location: Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

About the Instructor:

Paul Hazen (he/him) began improvising music as a jazz saxophonist in high school and went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Music degree from Temple University. A lifelong musical theater fan, Paul has also played and conducted in many pit orchestras over the years and is one of the founding members of The Good Kids musical improv team. Paul is an ensemble member of the musical team Thank You, Places where he combines his love of comedy, theater, and making up songs. In addition to performing, Paul is also an amateur cocktail enthusiast known for making his own syrups and super juices and wearing an obnoxious hipster bartender’s apron at both appropriate and inappropriate occasions. And although he loves musical improv with his whole heart, Paul’s favorite and most important role will always be husband and father.

What Others Say:

“Paul is encouraging and positive while also giving the feedback we need to improve.”

“Paul is amazing”

"I spent a multi-decade career as a communication creator, and this was one of the BEST learning and creative experiences that I ever had."

"incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging. "

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $104.50, paid every two weeks.

Improv 101

$384

with Dave Allison

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Intro to Improv:  Your HAROLD training starts here!

You will start learning basic improv and performance skills, practicing concepts like making your partner look good, “Yes, and..”, creating mimed objects and environments, establishing relationships, and holding on to an emotional point of view. Finally you start to apply these skills to make up short scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.

Prerequisites: None!

Adults 18+

Please note ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS.  PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.

 

Day: Tuesday

Dates: 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Make-up/Snow Date: 7/23/2024

Showcase Date/Time: Sat 7/27 2:30 p.m.

Class Room: Smith (this is an acessible space)

Theater Location: Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

About the Instructor:

Dave Allison is a Philadelphia-based Educator and Performer. He holds his BFA in Acting from Arcadia University. Outside of his undergrad he has studied at Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Pig Iron School in Philly, and has an extensive background in Martial Arts. Dave is currently teaching students from Kindergarten through Adulthood with Walnut Street Theatre, ASAP Drama, Rooted Tree Productions, Wolf Performing Arts Center and now improv at PHIT!

What Others Say:

“Dave is an amazing instructor! He immediately made everyone feel welcomed and free to express themselves and be goofy and expressive. His lessons had a clear focus and were full of information helpful to beginners. He provided direct feedback and an energetic attitude that inspired everyone. Love that guy.”

“I think what I loved most is Dave respecting what each person brought to each exercise and helping them improve in their own style. Each week was so much fun and I learned so much”

"He is respectful and engaged. He treats each of us as an individual. He is so vested in us learning and enjoying. I would want to take all the classes with him!"

"you have to do it. It’s so much fun and Dave is so engaging. He will give you feedback and find your personal strengths. He is patient and creative."

 

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $104.50, paid every two weeks.

Improv 101

$384

with Emily Harnett

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Intro to Improv:  Your HAROLD training starts here!

You will start learning basic improv and performance skills, practicing concepts like making your partner look good, “Yes, and..”, creating mimed objects and environments, establishing relationships, and holding on to an emotional point of view. Finally you start to apply these skills to make up short scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.

Prerequisites: None!

Adults 18+

 

Please note ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS.  PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.

 

Day: WEDNESDAY

Dates: 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17

NO CLASS 6/19

Time: 7:00am -9:00pm

Make-up/Snow Date: 7/24

Showcase Date/Time: SUN 7/28 12:30 p.m

Class Room: Smith (this is an acessible space)

 

About the Instructor:

Emily Harnett (they/them) is thrilled to be teaching at PHIT. Emily is a life long actor, writer, comedian and professional laugher. They earned their BFA in Acting from Point Park University. Emily previously studied at Emerson College’s Comedic Arts program. They currently write for their sketch channel which is launching in the next few months and perform stand ups around Philly. They are passionate about teaching through play, exploration and acceptance.

What Others Say:

"A fantastic class where we were able to be creative but also learn how to do so in the best way!"

"We had the chance to have fun but at the same time develop our skills in a way that you realized as time went on."

"Emily is wonderful!! They are so talented and have a great ability to teach. They have helped me become a better improviser and actor!"

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $104.50, paid every two weeks.

Improv 101

$384

with Katie Butler

Calendar May 23, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Intro to Improv:  Your HAROLD training starts here!

You will start learning basic improv and performance skills, practicing concepts like making your partner look good, “Yes, and..”, creating mimed objects and environments, establishing relationships, and holding on to an emotional point of view. Finally you start to apply these skills to make up short scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.

Prerequisites: None!

Adults 18+

Please note ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS.  PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.

Day: THURSDAY

Dates: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18

NO CLASS 7/4

Time: 7:00 am -9:00 PM

Make-up/Snow Date: 7/25

Showcase Date/Time: Sun 7/28 12:30 p.m.

Class Room: Smith  (this is an accessible location)

Theater Location:Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

About the Instructor:

Katie is a Philadelphia-based teaching artist and theater maker. She has been teaching for seven years and earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington ('10) and her MFA from The Pig Iron School ('20). Her work as an artist and educator revolves around building community and connection through physical discovery and play. Katie is also a founding company member of Shakespeare On Tap and performs and teaches nationally.

 

What Others Say:

"Katie is a master (expert) of improv. She communicates goals clearly and sets high expectations...She sets safe boundaries, and is trustworthy. Her enthusiasm is uplifting, and it is clear she is passionate about teaching and improv."

"Katie was GREAT! Always showed up with a ton of energy and enthusiasm, made us feel respected and also taught very effectively, reviewing what we had learned after each class and building on previous lessons"

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $104.50, paid every two weeks.

Improv 101

$384

with Katie Butler

Calendar Jun 2, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Intro to Improv:  Your HAROLD training starts here!

You will start learning basic improv and performance skills, practicing concepts like making your partner look good, “Yes, and..”, creating mimed objects and environments, establishing relationships, and holding on to an emotional point of view. Finally you start to apply these skills to make up short scenes with a partner. Meets once a week for eight weeks.

Prerequisites: None!

Adults 18+

Please note ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS.  PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.

Day: SUNDAY

Dates: 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14

NO CLASS 6/16

Time: 1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

This class runs 2.5 hours

Make-up/Snow Date: N/A

Showcase Date/Time: SUN 7/28  10:30 am - Noon

Class Room: Smith  (this is an accessible location)

Theater Location:Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

About the Instructor:

Katie is a Philadelphia-based teaching artist and theater maker. She has been teaching for seven years and earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington ('10) and her MFA from The Pig Iron School ('20). Her work as an artist and educator revolves around building community and connection through physical discovery and play. Katie is also a founding company member of Shakespeare On Tap and performs and teaches nationally.

 

What Others Say:

"Katie is a master (expert) of improv. She communicates goals clearly and sets high expectations...She sets safe boundaries, and is trustworthy. Her enthusiasm is uplifting, and it is clear she is passionate about teaching and improv."

"Katie was GREAT! Always showed up with a ton of energy and enthusiasm, made us feel respected and also taught very effectively, reviewing what we had learned after each class and building on previous lessons"

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $69.66, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $69.68.

Improv 101 INTENSIVE

$384

with Dave Allison

Calendar Jul 14, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Intro to Improv:  Your HAROLD training starts here!

In this ONE WEEK INTENSIVE you will start learning basic improv and performance skills, practicing concepts like making your partner look good, “Yes, and..”, creating mimed objects and environments, establishing relationships, and holding on to an emotional point of view. Finally you start to apply these skills to make up short scenes with a partner. Meets daily, three hours per day, for five consecutive days.

Prerequisites: None!

Adults 18+

Please note ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS.  PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.

Day: SUNDAY - THURSDAY

Dates: 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18

Times: Sun 1 p.m - 4 p.m., Mon- Thrs 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Make-up/Snow Date: N/A

Showcase Date/Time: SAT 7/27 10:30 am 

Class Room: TBD  (this is an accessible location)

Theater Location:Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

About the Instructor:

Dave Allison is a Philadelphia-based Educator and Performer. He holds his BFA in Acting from Arcadia University. Outside of his undergrad he has studied at Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Pig Iron School in Philly, and has an extensive background in Martial Arts. Dave is currently teaching students from Kindergarten through Adulthood with Walnut Street Theatre, ASAP Drama, Rooted Tree Productions, Wolf Performing Arts Center

 

What Others Say:

“Dave is an amazing instructor! He immediately made everyone feel welcomed and free to express themselves and be goofy and expressive. His lessons had a clear focus and were full of information helpful to beginners. He provided direct feedback and an energetic attitude that inspired everyone. Love that guy.”

“I think what I loved most is Dave respecting what each person brought to each exercise and helping them improve in their own style. Each week was so much fun and I learned so much”

"He is respectful and engaged. He treats each of us as an individual. He is so vested in us learning and enjoying. I would want to take all the classes with him!"

"you have to do it. It’s so much fun and Dave is so engaging. He will give you feedback and find your personal strengths. He is patient and creative."

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $69.66, paid every four weeks. Final payment of $69.68.




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