Workshops


Your 2018 PCF Workshop Schedule is below! We have incredible instructors in Pittsburgh for one weekend only sharing their knowledge and experience. Workshops are a great way to sharpen your skills, build confidence, have fun and make friends.

Prices

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Schedule

Thursday, August 23

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Taylor Knight & Anna Thompson of slowdanger

Anna slowdanger & Taylor slowdanger’s ‘SPI’ is an explorational movement experience accompanied by an evolving sound score. Inspired by their studies in somatic practices, BodyMindCentering, Laban Movement Analysis, Movement Theater, Corporeal Mime, improvisational methodologies and compositional studies…

Location: City Theater, Hamburg Studio Theater
Improv Experience Required: Open to all
Price: Pay What You Wish (What is Pay What You Wish?)

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Saturday, August 25

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

with Megan Gray of The Cast

Are your characters never brought back for callbacks? Are you first to be tagged out? It could be that you haven’t given yourself enough in the first scene. This workshop will focus on finding the essence of your character, then maintaining it and growing it…

Location: City Theater, Hamburg Studio Theater
Improv Experience Required: Beginner (taken Level 1) to Advanced
Price: $40

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with Blue Cavell-Allette of Casually Dope

The best and most satisfying scenes are usually inhabited by characters that are well developed and truthful. This workshop will provide tools to help performers create textured and honest characters…

Location: City Theater, Lobby
Improv Experience Required: Intermediate to Advanced
Price: $30

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1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

with Hannah Chase of The Cast

Borrowing some tools and tricks from scripted theater can make our improv more compelling, more exciting, and funnier! In this workshop, we will work to bring a bit of theatrical flare to our improv. We’ll exercise and strengthen our ability to create compelling and emotionally-motivated characters; we’ll work to commit unflinchingly, and we’ll find new ways to use our physical space to aid in our storytelling.

Location: Club Cafe
Improv Experience Required: Intermediate to Advanced
Price: $40

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Sunday, August 26

10:00 am

with T.J. Mannix of LimboLand

Remember that time you said you were going to create a solo show and never did? “Creating Successful Solo and Duo Shows with T.J. Mannix”. T.J. has been directing solo and duo shows for years in NYC, working with individuals and duos to figure out the why, the how, and the specifics that will set your show apart…

Location: City Theater, Hamburg Studio Theater
Improv Experience Required: Advanced
Length: 3 hours
Price: $30

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with Jeff Wucher of Very Good Boys

We’ve identified our partner as unusual. Now what? This workshop offers useful tactics on how to be an active voice of reason (aka straight-man) without sucking all the fun out of our scenes. Also, by the dual nature of these scenes, you’ll end up playing a lot of weirdos too.

Location: City Theater, Lobby
Improv Experience Required: Beginner (taken Level 1) to Advanced
Length: 2 hours
Price: $30

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The Fine Print

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your workshop start time. Registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable. All workshops are for adults 18 or over or with instructor permission. Wondering if you have the right experience level? For that or any other questions, please email the PCF Education Director.