Building Character

Mon. Jun 6, 2022 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
18 and Over
11 days away
$0.00 - $140.00
18 and Over
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11 days away
$0.00 - $140.00
18 and Over
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Mondays 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.

A student showcase will be held on Thursday, June 30 for students to demonstrate their character work!

Dates: Mondays June 6–27 6:30-9:30PM, Class show Thursday June 30 8:30PM

Instructor: Sara Kantner 

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


All participants in Arcade Academy must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination when they arrive for their first class.

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 943 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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