This 6 week course will prepare students for improvising from any source material. Students will learn how to thoroughly absorb and pick apart the source, use it for all its parts, and create scenes inspired by it that are smart, funny, and clear from the first line. Students will also learn the importance of patience in scenes inspired by a source and how to work together with their scene partners to keep the fun going. In this offering of Improv Inspired By students will use a couple different sources with the main focus being on the Living Room format.
PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed Intermediate Improv at Crossroads or have comparable training elsewhere. This is not a class for beginners. You will be asked to detail your experience on the registration form. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, please email email@example.com to inquire before enrolling.
ABOUT ROB O'NEILL: Rob O’Neill is an actor, writer and improv performer based out of Philadelphia. He has been member of the improv teams The Future, Double Play, and Outside Voices, as well as the sketch comedy team Tiny Arson. He has appeared in numerous shows around Philadelphia including ‘SorkinCorp,’ ‘Shark Tank: The Final Episode,’ ‘Town’ and the House of Solitude shows ‘McNickel’ and ‘A Galaxy Uncherished.’ Rob currently performs with the Crossroads Comedy Theater shows Study Hall: Comedy Inspired by Lectures and Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Movie.
ABOUT THE LOCATION: This is unfortunately not an accessible space. Philly Dance Fitness is located at 1923 Chestnut Street above the Trek bike shop in Center City. Head up the stairs, then through the doorway at the back of the second floor landing. We highly recommend biking, walking, or taking public transportation as this location is in the heart of Center City. This location is surrounded by several bus and trolly routes. Paid street parking is available throughout the area but can be difficult to find. There are various paid parking lots in the area as well.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: All our instructors are fully vaccinated. All students must be fully vaccinated – including booster shots! Students will be required to email a photo of their vax upon enrollment. Masks will be optional though this guidance can change. Students should stay home if they are ill the day of class. Any student that tests positive for COVID-19 agrees to inform the theater and to stay home until they provide proof of a negative test.
REFUND / EXCHANGE / TRANSFER POLICY
A full refund is available up to one week prior to the start of the first class. No refunds will be issued after this time. If you are unable to attend a class that you have enrolled in you may request a credit to be used for a future class. This request must be made at least 48 hours before the first class is set to begin. If you are unable to attend a class that you have enrolled in you may request to transfer to another class. This request must be made at least 48 hours before the first class is set to begin. Requests may be denied based on space available in other classes. There are no credits or transfers inside of 48 hours prior to the start of the first class. Any questions about this policy can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Policy updated June 2022.
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