Building Character

Wed. Mar 22, 2023 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
18 and Over
$0.00 - $160.00
18 and Over
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$0.00 - $160.00
18 and Over
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Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm

This four-week intensive focuses on one of the fundamental pillars of comedy: character. Using improv, acting, and writing techniques, instructor Sara Kantner will help students develop engaging and unique comedic characters, and give them the tools to perform these roles confidently. In addition to practicing playing strong characters in improv scenes, students will explore using a character as a starting point for sketch or stand-up comedy.

The Character Class students will give a featured performance at an Arcade show on Thursday April 13!

First Class: March 22
Final Class: April 12 
Class Show: Thursday April 13
Instructor: Sara Kantner 

Prerequisites: Improv 101 and 102 or approval of submitted prerequisite exception form.


Arcade Comedy Theater classes are open to students 18 yrs or older. 

A limited number of half-internships are available for our 4-week summer session. If you need to make special arrangements for an internship please contact

Arcade is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our patrons, students, and performing artists. Our facilities at 943 Liberty Avenue are designed for wheelchair access both in our audience and on our stages. We also offer all-gender bathrooms and elevator access to all floors. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us at:

Any questions about classes, registration, internships, or prerequisites can be sent to the Arcade Academy (, or via phone at 412-339-0608.

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Arcade Comedy Theater: Upstairs 943 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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