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Playground Improv- Ensemble Play Sundays 12pm w Ollie Hobson 01/29/17
The Playground Theater
Chicago, IL
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Playground Improv- Ensemble Play Sundays 12pm w Ollie Hobson 01/29/17
Playground Improv Ensemble Play  Ollie Hobson
Saturday 12pm

Focus on group dynamic and game
Forms that encourage group scenes
Develops the 'give and take' to make group scenes successful
Class is followed by shows
Class size limited to 14 students/ Cost $150
Pre-reqs: None

The Playground Training Center is dedicated to helping comedians to grow as performers, writers, directors, producers, and individuals. We are committed to helping our students find their voice, promote their strengths, build their confidence, all through exploration and discovery. We aim to effectively teach the core techniques of comedy in a supportive guided environment.

Each term includes a variety of classes for multiple ages and experience levels from beginners to professionals. Class will meet once a week for 2  hours. All classes will run for 6 weeks excluding holidays. Level 4 will run four weeks only followed by shows.



COURSE LISTING PLAYGROUND TRAINING CENTER

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PIBL1
Playground Improv Basics (Scenic Improv)- Sarah Dell'Amico/ Shantira Jackson
Introduces improvisers to the Chicago Improv scene and community
General improv training and promoting strengths
Focuses on scene work and emotion
Class is followed by shows
Class sizes are limited to 14 students / Cost $150
Pre-reqs: None
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PIEL2
Playground Improv Essentials (Character Improv)  
Development of character work in the scene
Using point of view
Discovering the game in the scene.
Class is followed by shows
Class size limited to 14 students / Cost $150
Pre-reqs: Level 1
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PIEP
Playground Improv Ensemble Play  Ollie Hobson
Focus on group dynamic and game
Forms that encourage group scenes
Develops the 'give and take' to make group scenes successful
Class is followed by shows
Class size limited to 14 students/ Cost $150
Pre-reqs: None
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PIP
Playground Improv Pro's 4 Week Class  Patrick Rowland
Understand who you are as an improviser
Develop your strengths and learn how to use them to your advantage
Geared toward the experienced improviser looking to stay on their game
Class is followed by a run of shows
Class size limited to 14 students / Cost $100
Pre-reqs: None
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Acting
Acting for Improv - Lorena Diaz
Explore components of acting: body & voice, improvisational exercises, basic script analysis and audition technique
Use Polar Action to make quick, active, positive choices
The class is based mainly upon an "Adaptive Technique"
Will discover a more truthful impulse, emphasizing imagination and behaving honestly in every moment.
Class is limited to 12 students / Cost $150
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SUTI
Stand Up for The Improviser- Eric Oren
Geared for the improviser or performer that wants to spread their wings
Develop your comedic brand
Learn how to be personal and honest on stage
Opportunities to perform at Playground Mic
Class is limited to 12 performers / Cost $150

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Sketch
Sketch Writing  Patrick Rowland
Focus on writing scenes that incorporate characters or style of play
Puts the performer in ideal situations to be successful
Discussion of different styles of sketch writing
There is a writing assignment every week that will be acted out in the following week's class.
Class is followed by a sketch show
Lab limited to 10-12 performers /Cost $150

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Solo Sketch
Solo Sketch Comedy - Matt Barbera-
Designed to help sketch comedy writers develop solo sketch comedy pieces.
Focuses on who you are as a performer.
Showcases the range of characters you can play.
Helps build a one person show or showcase to prepare yourself for auditions or meetings with casting directors and agents.
The class also gives stage time for solo performers at The Playground Solo Sketch Comedy Show- Happy Hour.
Class is limited to 12 performers/ Cost $225

Location

The Playground Theater (View)
3209 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

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