This ongoing class is geared toward aspiring performers who are interested in diving deeply into the art of improvisation and pushing their performance skills to the next level. This class will focus primarily on ensemble work and both long and short form improvisation with an emphasis on tailoring the class to work on the skills, games and improv formats students are most interested in and that Jennifer feels will push everyone to grow in their work.
Students new to improv are welcome, all that is required is a positive attitude, and wholehearted commitment to the class!
Instructor: Jennifer Pielak
Tuesdays October 25, 2016 to May 16, 2017 (No classes December 20 & 27, January 3, March 14 & 21)
Performances: December 13, 2016, Emerging Talent Festival January 22, 2017 and Final Performance in the Studio Theatre on May 16, 2017
Times: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $475 plus GST for full year. Can be paid in installments (GST will be charged on first payment): $248.75 due at registration; $150 due on December 1, 2016 and $100 due on March 1, 2017.
Location: Studio A
Minimum 6 / Maximum 12
These improv classes are taught by Jennifer Pielak – an actor, improviser and singer who has been teaching improv to people of all ages for 8 years. She has trained as a performer in Vancouver and Chicago and has her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from UBC. She works in the local TV & Film Industry, is the Artistic Director of musical improv group Off Key Improv and has experience performing with Second Storey Theatre, the Vancouver TheatreSports Rookie League, Table23 Comedy, the Fictionals Comedy Co. and at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, rEvolver Theatre Festival and the New York Musical Improv Festival. She recently co-wrote the Ovation Award-nominated Connected: The Musical in 2013. Jennifer loves to share her passion for the performing arts with everyone she encounters!