It happens to every improviser: you get stuck in your head and scenes start to feel impossibly difficult. This class will give you the tools not only get unstuck, but to prevent yourself and your scene partners from ever feeling lost or confused. Exercises will focus on the principles of clarity, emotion, and pattern to create richly textured comedic theater. You will also dip into film, history, music, and literature to find examples of the power of these principles at work across the creative spectrum. Get ready to get out of your head and into your scene!
Note: Late arrivals risk not being admitted.
What to expect
- Prevent yourself from feeling stuck in a scene
- Practice exercises that focus on the principles of clarity, emotion, and pattern
- Discover examples of these principles in film, music and literature
- All experience levels welcome
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About this Activity
|Price||$20.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||3 hours|
About the Teacher
Erick Hellwig has been improvising since 2008 and has studied at The PIT, The Second City and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He performs with the PIT house team, Family Haircut, and the indie team Herschel, and was on the former PIT ensembles Stranger and Darling. Erick has been an avid supporter of The PIT’s 10,000 Hours program, logging 100+ hours of volunteer coaching and performing in student/faculty shows since 2010. He had taught dozens of independent teams including Moscow River Sharks, MMDK, Motorsquid, Midnight Society, Decent Proposal, Maybe Monogamous, Kissing Disease and Motley Misfits. From 2010-2011, he also hosted the PIT improv jam New Team Lunacy. In college, Erick received The President’s Leadership Award from Christopher Newport University and also worked as a volunteer teaching assistant in local schools.
There are no refunds; all sales are final.