Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT
Calling all improv fanatics and amateurs alike! It’s time to sharpen your quick wit, to focus on your inner ham that makes appearances at parties and get-togethers. Beginning on April 27, Playhouse on Park is excited to offer an Adult Intermediate Improvisation class led by returning instructor Claire Zick.
Intermediate Improvisation continues work on the fundamental principles of improvisation while introducing short-form improv games. The focus will include concepts such as status, tilt and re-incorporation, using the environment and non-linear narrative. The emphasis will be on character work, creating narratives and playing with commitment.
Claire Zick moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol , Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle CageMatch and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in Vanities, Isn't it Romantic, Arsenic and Old Lace and Lend Me a Tenor as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.
Prerequisites include Intro to Improvisation, or permission from the instructor. The class will accommodate up to 14 adults, so early sign up is encouraged. NO CLASS May 25. Adult Intermediate Improv runs until June 22 and will close with a performance by students on June 23. The fee is $200. To register, visit the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.