All open courses and classes are listed on our Eventbrite here:
Additional details below:
Monday Improv 101 With Scott!
About the Class: This is an 8 week long class that will teach the fundamentals of long form Improv Comedy. Topics covered include agreement with a scene partner, character creation, listening as a character and an actor, and exploring the worlds created in scenes. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned.
Class Schedule: This class runs Mondays from 7pm-9pm on the dates 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, and 2/26 . There will be a class show following the final session of the class. That class show will be Saturday March 2nd at 5pm with a 4:15pm calltime! You can miss no more than two session to be eligible for the class show! Ticket sale ends at 11:30pm on Saturday 1/6!
About the Teacher: Scott Harvey began attending early Lancaster Improv Players’ shows in 2015 before joining the troupe himself in 2018. Scott was one of LIP’s first students and has since completed LIP’s full curriculum. He coached LIP’s First Friday team “Minimum Rage/First Base” through both the pandemic and the Before Times. Scott taught high school English for six years before becoming an instructional designer. When he is not working or practicing improv, he is probably listening to the improv comedy podcasts Hollywood Handbook or The Teacher’s Lounge.
Sunday Improv 201 With Shannon!
About the Class: Welcome to Lancaster Improv Players’ 201 class! This 8-week long course focuses on the more advanced skills of long-form Improv. Students will learn skills which include game of a scene, second beats, heightening, and advanced character work. This class focuses on teaching a ton of scene work skills and will help improvisers think beyond the scene they are in. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned. This class does require Improv 101 as a prerequisite or director approval.
Class Schedule: This class runs for two and a half (2.5) hours for eight (8) sessions on Sundays from 1pm-3:30pm. Those dates are 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, (NO CLASS 2/11 for the superbowl), 2/18, 2/25, and 3/3. There will be a class show on Saturday 3/8 at 5pm.
About the Teacher: This class will be taught by Shannon Maguire. She has been performing for 9 years, the first 4 with her college team, Mad Cow Improv from Elizabethtown college. For the past 5 years, Shannon has been performing with Lancaster Improv Players and coaches the short form house team Lip Service and co-coaches our touring company team. She has completed LIPs Improv 101 and 201 class.
Refund Policy: We will not refund any orders after the start of the first session.
Parking: On South Prince St you can generally find parking on our block, but sometimes you may have to park on King St or Vine St. The parking garages are open, Steinman Garage, Prince St Garage, and Duke St Garage are recommended in that order!
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We will periodically release seasons of Drop-In classes, so follow us on Eventbrite or check the above link for any current offerings. We do require 4 or more students signed up for the class to run, so signing up early helps immensely.