Workshop Schedule


Saturday, August 29

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

UCB Primer Workshop with Chelsea Clarke (Henry Heymann Theater)
Come learn the basics of UCB style improv, or brush up on those basics, even if it’s been awhile since your last class!

Sketch Workshop with Beth Newell (Cathedral of Learning Basement, Room B16-18)
This workshop will focus on collaboration in the writers room and finding your writing voice.

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Efficent Improv with Marcy Jarreau (Henry Heymann Theater)
Don’t waste any part of your improv. Pull the best premise and get to the point faster in initiations, tags, and 2nd beats.

Shakespearean Improv Workshop with Steve Kleinedler (Cathedral of Learning Basement, Room B16-18)
A quick primer in how to improvise in the style of Shakespeare, both soliloquies and dialog.

Sunday, August 30

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ViewPoints: Elements of Theater Workshop with Kristen Schier (Henry Heymann Theater)
Through loosely devised scene creation, students will explore these elements … with the end goal of enriching their scene work and empowering them in performance.

If you want to be added to the wait list for a sold out workshop, send an email to programming@pittsburghcomedyfestival.com with your name, phone number, and the workshop you want to take. We cannot guarantee a spot to anyone on the wait list, and notification of an opening may come with very short notice.