With Cie Peterson

Cie PetersonA workshop intended to train actors on how to select and perform monologues in a way that best highlights their unique abilities and range. Participants can bring their own pieces or can have one provided for them! Spaces are first come first serve, and are limited to 12 per workshop, so register today!

[Registration Form and Prices]

Improv Classes with Claire Zick

Intro to Improvisation Come learn the basics of improvisational theater and make your life better! Discover how to actively listen, think on your feet, use your own life to create stories, and to avoid common thoughts and communication patterns. The class will focus on the fundamental principles of improvisation with emphasis on agreement, listening, spontaneity, scene building, and having fun. Maximum 12 students

Mondays, 7:00-10:00 pm
9/20 - 11/8
Cost of semester: $200

This class continues work on the fundamental principles of improvisation while introducing more short-form improv games. The class will focus on concepts such as status, tilt and re-incorporation and explore using the
environment and non-linear narrative. Emphasis on character work and playing with commitment. Performance at end of class.

Prerequisite - Intro to Improvisation or permission of instructor

Maximum 12 students
Sundays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Class show: 11/7
Cost of semester: $200

[Registration Form for Fall 2010 classes]

CLAIRE ZICK moved to West Hartford from Seattle where she was an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions, Seattle's first and most reputable improv theater company. She performed weekly in Seattle Theatresports™ and long-form shows such as Harold, Spoken, Blank Slate, Fakespeare, The Melanie Game, Campfire, A(n) Improvised Christmas Carol, Black Eyed Blonde, Impressionistic Horror, and improvised versions of movie genres. She was also the Assistant Artistic Director and only female member of Sisters of Sal, a long-form improvisational comedy troupe that won Seattle CageMatch and performed with Ryan Stiles. She has studied improv at Unexpected Productions, Magnet Theater, and UCB Theatre. Her instructors have included Randy Dixon, Matt Smith, Jill Farris, Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Keith Johnstone and Mick Napier. Locally she has been seen in Vanities, Isn't it Romantic, Arsenic and Old Lace and Lend Me a Tenor as well as other scripted and improv productions in theaters around the state.