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Skills Lab: Emotions & Character POV

$25

with Francesca Martin

Calendar Apr 21, 2024 at 1 pm

Skills Lab: Emotions & Character point of view

This Lab will focus on helping you create more grounded and three dimensional characters by playing with an emotional point of view. You will practice justifying character traits, content and environments thru the emotional point of view of your characters.

"How you do, what you do, reveals who you are" ~ Joe Bill

 

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. Skills Labs are open to levels 101 + from any training center.

 

Adults 18+

 

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

 

Day: SUNDAY 

Date: April 21, 2024 

Time: 1:00 p.m -2:30 p.m. 

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

Room: Wolfson Art Room

 

About the Instructor:

Francesca (she/her) is thrilled to be teaching Improv at PHIT! She studied Theatre at Florida State University, where she fell in love with improv, sketch comedy, and comedy writing. Francesca has had two original shows produced, and has worked theaters around Philly and the country! She helpied lead the PHIT Queer Practice Group and performied in Teacher’s Lounge at PHIT Harold Nights. In Francesca’s class, you can expect energy, excitement, patience, and zero judgment.

 

What Others Say:

"Taking class with Francesca is like an unboxing - you don't know what will be inside, but you know it will be fun and surprising."

"Francesca is wonderful, as an instructor and as a person. She remains very conscious of preferred pronouns, fences, and individual abilities. As a member of a protected class, I never felt anything but welcome and valued in her classroom. As far as I could tell, everyone felt the same"

"She was the absolute best! I think she made 101 what it was!!"

"We had so much fun as a class that we wanted to all take 201 together! Francesca was a huge reason for that."

"Francesca is so supportive and made our classroom a safe space to play and learn. She’s the best hype woman and had great notes for us that we could learn from without feeling discouraged "

"Francesca is amazing! Everyone should get the opportunity to take her class."

 

Skills Lab: Edits & Tag-Outs

$25

with Nick Elmer

Calendar Apr 28, 2024 at 1 pm

Skills Lab: Edits & Tag-Outs

This Lab will focus on assorted techniques around tag-outs (for heightening) and Edits (used to change to a new scene) Getting better at Editing and Tag-outs is something learned best through experience. A well timed edit or tag-out can make a story sizzle. One that comes too soon, or too early can undercut the energy and flow of the story. Come to this Lab and get some support and practice.

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. Skills Labs are open to levels 101 + from any training center

 

Adults 18+

 

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

 

Day: SUNDAY

Date:April 28, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m -2:30 p.m.

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

Room: Wolfson Art Room

 

About the Instructor:

Nick has performed improv comedy in Philadelphia for nine years and can currently be seen with The N-Crowd, No Diggity, Breeders, and the indie team Sizzler Hour. Besides teaching at PHIT and The Lab, he has years of experience coaching and directing improv projects including the newest PHIT Harold team Main Dog! More than anything, he is excited to help new improvisors find what they are great at and fall in love with the art form of improv comedy!

 

What Others Say:

"Nick was a fantastic teacher. I loved getting useful notes from him, and I loved how seriously he takes the class."

"Nick inspires us to take ourselves seriously in the class, while still having a lot of fun. I’ve learned a ton in Nick’s class and can’t recommend it enough."

"Nick was fantastic and a ton of fun!"

"Nick is great. He is relaxed, and he explains concepts and exercises in an easily digestible way. His astute feedback was instrumental in helping me tweak my short comings while trying to grasp the information throughout the last 8 weeks. What I also really appreciate is that Nick used feedback to praise our work in class (and in the showcase!), which is a HUGE confidence booster when you're in the hotspot. "

Skills Lab: Scene Partners & Strong Offers
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Skills Lab: Scene Partners & Strong Offers

$25

with Tenara Calem

Calendar Jun 9, 2024 at 1 pm

Skills Lab: Scene Partners and Strong Offers

This Lab will focus on agreement within a scene, listening and supporting your scene partner by staying focused on each other, defining the action of the scene, making specific, committed choices, allowing yourself to be affected by each other.

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. Skills Labs are open to levels 101 + from any training center.

 

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

 

Day: SUNDAY

Date: June 9, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m -2:30 p.m.

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

Room: TBD

 

About the Instructor:

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What others say:

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Skills Lab: Emotions & Character POV
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Skills Lab: Emotions & Character POV

$25

with Emily Harnett

Calendar Jun 23, 2024 at 1 pm

Skills Lab: Emotions & Character point of view

This Lab will focus on helping you create more grounded and three dimensional characters by playing with an emotional point of view. You will practice justifying character traits, content and environments thru the emotional point of view of your characters.

"How you do, what you do, reveals who you are" ~ Joe Bill

 

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. Skills Labs are open to levels 101 + from any training center.

 

Adults 18+

 

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

 

Day: SUNDAY 

Date: June 23, 2024 

Time: 1:00 p.m -2:30 p.m. 

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

Room: TBD

 

About the Instructor:

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What Others Say:

 

 

Skills Lab: Group Games
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Skills Lab: Group Games

$25

with Jasmine Jiang

Calendar Jul 14, 2024 at 1 pm

Skills Lab: Environment and Objects

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