Wed. Jul 18, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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Price: $110.00
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Price: $110.00
18 and Over
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Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30

Acting for the Improviser: Styles - In this four week course, students will explore the works of two of the worlds most important and well known playwrights: Shakespeare & Chekhov. First we’ll examine Shakespeare's language and the meter of the verse and the use of song and dance. Erase any fear of the challenges in “playing Shakespeare” and replace it with a greater understanding of how to incorporate the different themes in his plays: Comedy, Tragedy and History into the world of Improvisation. Then students will dive into the world of Anton Chekhov, playing with the complexities of the Russian hierarchy and the political views of the late 19th century and how it can be incorporated into todayʼs political scene. Students will walk away with a new set of theatrical tools to use in their improv comedy. 

Teacher: Elena Alexandratos
4 Week Course

Prerequisite: None

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

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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