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Philly Improv Theater

Improv 401

with Francesca Martin


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

Adults 18+



Dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 5/2, 5/9

MAKE-Up/SNOW DATE: 5/16/2024

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Showcase Date/Time:  TBD WEEKEND OF 5/17 -5/19

Class Room: 1976 (this is an accessible space)

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


About the Instructor:

Francesca (she/her) is thrilled to be back teaching Improv at PHIT again! 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! Currently, she is helping lead the PHIT Queer Practice Group and performing in Teacher’s Lounge at PHIT Harold Nights. In Francesca’s class, you can expect energy, excitement, patience, and zero judgment.

What Others Say:

"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."


A note from The Training Center (1/24/2024)

[effective immediately, our fees have increased by $5 due to a raise in costs from our service provider. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.]

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $69.66, paid weekly. Final payment of $69.68.
  • Mar 21 - May 19th, 2024
    for 8 weeks from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hamilton Family Arts Center


62 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 Get directions

Room: 1976

Location map for Hamilton Family Arts Center

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