IMPROV 201 - Jul 10, 2014 - Paula Pazderka

IMPROV 201: Characters and Relationships

Regular Fee:$195.00
Student Fee:$150.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 14 students. Only 6 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Pre-Requisite:Successful completion of IMPROV 101 or pre-approval.

In IMPROV 201 you will learn to create solid characters (voice, attitude, object work, and physicality) and developing meaningful relationships in every scene you perform. How you do what you do, is who you are. Making big choices and fully committing will take your character work to the next level.

FREE ADMISSION TO SHOWS WHILE ENROLLED. CLASSES RUN for 2 1/2 HOURS each week with optional office hours after class as available.

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Class Dates and Times*

Thu, Jul 10, 2014 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Aug 07, 2014 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 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.