Workshops


Learn something new!

PCF has workshops for everyone from community members looking to enrich their lives with comedy skills to experienced performers looking to advance their skills.

Saturday, August 26

10:00am – 12:00pm

with Doug Widick or Rachel Rosenthal from North Coast

New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its’ characters.

Douglas WidickRachel Rosenthal

Price: $40 (Early Bird: $30)
Less than 3 spots left!
Intermediate – Advanced
Location: Rooms B16 & B18

Richard Keitel

Price: Pay What You Wish
All Experience Levels are Welcome
Location: Studio Theater

12:30pm – 2:30pm

with Eleanor Lewis from The Friendship Club

“Keep it Simple, Stupid!” is an improv workshop focused on taking the moments at the very beginning of a scene and keeping things simple, playable, and fun from that point on. I look at things like emotional commitment, total yes-and acceptance, and playing close to yourself for ease and simplicity in scenework.

Price: $30 (Early Bird: $25)
Beginner – Advanced
Location: Rooms B16 & B18

with AJ McCombs and Ti Coleman from Minority Re’port

This workshop which is designed for POC, women and older players will focus on using your authentic life experience, beliefs and backstory as fuel for scenes. Don’t think about being different as being a handicap in improv think about it as your secret weapon for attacking stages.

AJ McCombsTi Coleman

Price: $30 (Early Bird: $25)
Beginner – Advanced
Location: Studio Theater

Sunday, August 27

10:00am – 12:00pm

with Lindsay Gonzales from “Dance, Monkey!”

What do you do when *that* audience member pipes up and shouts “French New Wave”,”Restoration Comedy” or “Bunraku” as a short-form suggestion? Even if you get the oft-requested “Shakespeare”, “Film Noir” or “Kabuki”, how comfortable are you in jumping right in without missing a beat? This workshop is a crash course developed by a recovering Theatre Major to guide you through the major elements of a multitude of genres from stage and screen.

Lindsay Gonzales

Price: $30 (Early Bird: $25)
Intermediate – Advanced
Location: Rooms B16 & B18

10:00am – 12:30pm

Price: Free, Donations Welcome
All Experience Levels are Welcome
Location: Henry Heymann Theater