Improv 102 taught by Shannon Maguire
Welcome to Lancaster Improv Player’s Improv 102 Class! This class is designed to teach foundational skills of Improv Comedy. Sessions will take place over Zoom and will run on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. The four sessions are April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
About the teacher! This class will be taught by Shannon Maguire. She has been performing for 5 years, the first 4 with her college team, Mad Cow Improv from Elizabethtown College. For the past two years, Shannon has been performing with Lancaster Improv Players. Shannon is also known for helping to shape the 101 curriculum!
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.
Principals of Sketch Comedy with Jonathan Greaser
Principles of Writing Sketch Comedy- In this class students will learn how to generate ideas, write, and edit sketches! We’ll cover fundamentals like structure and game, and also delve into more complex topics like use of theme, formats, and character. Students will be required to write outside of class and present their ideas in a group format, so please make sure you are able to commit to writing on your own time. Please note that access to Google Drive and Celtx will be necessary to complete this course as well (both are free to use.)
Each session will run two hours from 7pm to 9pm for 8 weeks on Tuesdays April 4th through May 25th. Please provide a working email address and check it each week for the Zoom Meeting link.
Teacher Bio- Jonathan Greaser is a comedian and writer who has been living and performing in New York City for over 7 years. He has studied improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Magnet Theater. Currently Jonathan is a writer and performer with the sketch show Late Revue which performs at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York. He has also performed at the Philadelphia Sketch Festival, the UCB Theatre, and various bar basements that he’d rather not talk about. When he’s not writing and performing, Jonathan is either playing chess, studying chess, or watching other people play chess.
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.
Character Based Short Form Improv with Terri Mastrobuono on April 10th, 10 AM EDT to 1 PM EDT
Fast and furious, short form improv has to click and roll! One of the best ways to find a hook into your best work is to start with a strong character.
This workshop gets your brain percolating on where to begin to create a memorable character, how to keep them authentic, and ways to express them physically and visually.
Using tried and true ice-breakers, creativity prompts, silent physical communication activities, and imagination boosters, the workshop will leave you with the tools to populate your short AND long form work with memorable folks!
Terri is a professional actress, writer, storyteller, mime, VO artist, and director. Her original theater pieces have been presented at theaters throughout the USA and Italy.
Terri co-founded Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s CoMotion Theater and was its co-artistic director for 8 years. During that time, she was a founding member of Co-Motion Comedy Company, performing short form improv and creating sketch comedy.
While teaching theater at Elizabethtown College, she served as advisor and director to its improv troupe, Mad Cow.
Her studies in Italy of Commedia dell’Arte further honed her skills with physical comedy, character creation, and devising theater.
She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and a roster artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artist in Education program.
This class is conducted online and uses Zoom, so it is recommended your Zoom is up to date, and that you have an internet connection, camera, microphone, and headphones or speakers that will support a Zoom meeting. Zoom meeting link will be emailed out with your ticket. If you do not see it in your inbox on the day of, reach out to us via our social media.
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.
None at this time. Drop-in courses will resume when in-person operations resume at our theater.