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with Chris Esperance
Advanced Improv- Full Harold Structure
You have accomplished quite a bit to this point. Each previous level has built upon and deepened your individual improv abilities: creating environments, creating characters, recognizing patterns, and creating 3 beat stories. In 401 you put all the parts together to learn the Harold structure. Starting with Openings, 1st,2nd and 3rd beats, group games, exploring and creating memorable and powerful themes on which to build a solid framework and foundation for HAROLD. Meets once a week for eight weeks.
Prerequisites: PHIT level 301 or permission of the Education Director
Please note ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO CREDITS. PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING.
Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4
NO CLASS 11/20
MAKE-Up/SNOW DATE: 12/11
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Showcase Date/Time: 12/17 2:30
Class Room: 1976 (this is an accessible space)
Theater Location: Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Instructor: Chris Esperance
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:
"Seriously thank you so much for the last 8 weeks it was truly life changing and opened up a door which was slowly closing in my life. For that I am forever grateful."
"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."
"I plan on staying with this, and will register for the next 201 class given in the Fall. You have set a very high bar for instructors though. Thanks again for EVERYTHING."