Tue. Aug 13, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
18 and Over
Price: $400.00
18 and Over
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Price: $400.00
18 and Over
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Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
16 Weeks

In this 16-week course that spans two sessions, students will use improv to create material for an original sketch show. The culmination of skills and experiences learned in previous Arcade Academy classes along with skillful instructor direction, students will generate ideas through improvisation and then learn to refine those ideas into finished sketches. Using these sketches, participants will also get hands-on experience with all elements of putting on a sketch show, including: acting skills, developing show order, utilizing props, developing ensemble rapore, marketing and production. Students will create a fully-formed sketch show at the end of the session with two preview shows and two weekend mainstage productions.

Teacher: Larry Phillis
16 weeks

Preview shows: Tuesday November 19 and Tuesday November 26
Mainstage shows: 
Friday November 29 and Friday December 6

Prerequisite: Improv 301 or higher, or instructor approval. 

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

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. Our classrooms at 707 Penn Avenue require the use of stairs and have an all-gender single-stall restroom. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us at:

Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you sign up for a class and are unable to attend, please contact us in advance and we may be able to switch your enrollment to a different eligible class. Students looking to enroll in advanced classes (102 & higher) must be able to meet the prerequisites.

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

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Arcade Comedy Theater 943 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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