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Improv 101 with Scott

Welcome to Lancaster Improv Players’ Introduction to Improv 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.
This class runs Sundays from 1pm to 3pm. The class occurs on 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, and 12/5 with a class show on Saturday 12/11 at 7:30pm in our theater!

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, which he is currently working as an instructional designer at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). When he is not working or practicing improv, he is probably listening to the improv comedy podcasts Hollywood Handbook or The Teacher’s Lounge.

Refund policy: No refunds are issued after the first class begins, refunds may be requested up until the first class though Eventbrite fees will not be refunded.

Covid Policy: we are doing a tiered Covid response based on the transmission levels provided by the CDC for Lancaster.

During high transmission we are reducing audience capacity to 50% (15 people), require masks at all times for the audience, and require either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test from the past 72 hours. Photos or a physical copy are fine. We will also ask for photo ID to verify the proof of vaccination. For performers and students, we will be requiring everyone is vaccinated while we are in high and you must be masked. While on stage, you may pull down your mask to help with pronunciation and facial expressions. If you’d prefer, you can keep it up. You should bring a physical copy or picture of your vaccination card.

If we go down to substantial and stay there for at least one week, we will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, but everyone must remain masked and audience capacity will be 75% (22 people). Masks can be pulled down on stage still. Performers and students no longer need proof of vaccination.

If we go down to moderate/medium and stay there for at least one week, we will go back to 100% capacity and those with proof of vaccination and a photo ID can go maskless. Those without a vaccination must remain masked.

Note: as of 09/16/2021 Lancaster is at a High Transmission Level. Therefore we would require students to provide proof of vaccination and remain masked as outlined above. We do not provide testing.  

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Electives Courses:

None at this time. Keep checking back for when our next elective class will be offered.


None at this time. Keep checking back for when our next workshop will be offered.

Drop-In Classes:

None at this time. Drop-in courses will resume when in-person operations resume at our theater.