This workshop provides individualized attention to help you break through habits and take your improv to the next level. Become a better listener, learn how to talk less and respond more, stop negotiating and move to action, let go of control and learn to love the chaos. You will work to discover what is holding you back as an improviser and how you can develop new strengths so you can work less and play more. This class is designed for advanced students and professional improvisers. Prerequisite: Level 301 or higher, or at least two years in the same ensemble

When: Saturday, July 9th
Time: 1pm-3pm
Instructor: Mary Carpenter
Tuition: $40

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Your Instructor: Mary Carpenter

MARY CARPENTER has been with ComedySportz Philadelphia since 1992, where she has worked as a performer, teacher, Education Director and Artistic Director. She holds degrees in theatre from Northwestern University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her improv training began at The Second City in Chicago and continued with Mick Napier, Keith Johnstone, Joe Bill, Todd Stashwick, Jill Bernard and Jeff Wirth. She has appeared in plays with Stephen Colbert and David Schwimmer, and developed and performed in an original two-woman show with SNL alum Ana Gasteyer. Mary co-founded Philadelphia’s first non-profit Improvisation Company, Freefall Productions where she produced Philly’s first women’s improv ensemble 13 Skirts, as well as the fully improvised musical Choosical. In addition to ComedySportz Philadelphia, Mary’s improvisation experience includes City of Nutterly Love with The Second City, Dangerous Fools with Thomas Fowler, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Wisdom Teeth and Smoochy & Me. Mary also works as an actress, writer and director. Most recent projects include Intimate Exchanges at 1812 Productions, and Didn’t Your Father Have this Talk with You and Making Spirits Bright at Act II Playhouse.

Workshop Info

Tuition: $40/workshop (Save money and learn more with multiple workshops. Enroll in 3 or more workshops and the price drops to $30/workshop!)

Location: CSz Philadelphia (Theater)