IMPROV 101 - Dec 03, 2009 - Paula Pazderka

IMPROV 101: Fundamentals of Improv Comedy

Regular Fee:$195.00
Student Fee:$150.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 14 students. Only 4 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Thursday, December 3, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

IMPROV 101 explores the basics of comedy improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Students learn to be fearless and have fun on stage using the DSI approach to improv comedy.

No comedy or theater experience necessary.

FREE ADMISSION WHILE ENROLLED. CLASS RUNS for 2 HOURS each week with optional office hours after class as available.

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Class Dates and Times*

Thu, Dec 03, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Dec 17, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jan 21, 2010 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Paula Pazderka

Paula Pazderka

Paula has been performing improv and sketch comedy for over a decade. Paula trained in Chicago, studying the art of improvisation with Mick Napier, Charna Halpern, Noah Gregoropoulos, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill.

A former COMEDYSPORTZ CHICAGO ensemble member, Paula dazzled audiences improvising with THE PLACEBO EFFECT, The SPEAKEASY PLAYERS, and CHEETARAH, performing at some of Chicago’s finest improv theaters (IMPROV OLYMPIC, THE PLAYGROUND THEATER, SPEAKEASY TAVERN, and DONNY’S SKYBOX). A writer as well as performer of sketch comedy, Paula is one third of the sketch troupe ASTERISKS which appeared in THE CHICAGO SKETCHFEST from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, she performed her solo show BACKFIRE at Chicago’s PROP THEATER’S RHINOFEST and BEST SHOW EVER at DSI COMEDY THEATER.

Since moving to North Carolina in June of 2007, after receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paula has continued to study comedy at DSI with Zach Ward. She currently teaches and coaches at DSI, as well as performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.