Last week, Penobscot Theatre held it’s first Town Hall solely dedicated to the subject of education. We got some GREAT feedback and heard our community loud and clear! As a result, PTC is getting ready to launch the first of it’s new adult education series. We invite all interested adult learners to come join us for Improv 101, a course designed to provide skill sets in on your feet thinking as well as a place to blow off some steam at the end of a Monday! There is no need for pre-registration or weekly attendance, (though we know you won’t want to miss a session). Just drop on by, throw some bucks in the donation box, and come have some grown up fun! Please contact Jasmine Ireland, Director of Education and Outreach with any questions or for further information. You don’t have to hate Mondays anymore!
Class: Introduction to Improvisational Technique
This class will focus on the basics of improvisation. By building confidence and improved listening, this course will teach participants to think quickly on their feet and expand their creativity. Attendees will gain skills to initiate scenes, build upon scenes, and create scenes with a solid foundation. Topics covered include: agreement; active listening; using the environment; basic narrative skills and understanding stage status.
Techniques covered in this course are theatrical in nature but can greatly benefit anyone interested in public speaking, creative problem solving and team building exercises.
When: Every Monday beginning February 27th from 5-6 p.m.
Where: Bangor Opera House
Who: Adult Education
Fee: By donation
Instructor: Brad LaBree received his BA in Performing Arts Management and minor in Theatre from Columbia College Chicago. He has spent eight years in Chicago working in theatre, film and comedy. He studied improvisation while attending Columbia and later worked at Second City Chicago. His work has been seen at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Comix Comedy Club in New York City and various other clubs throughout the country.