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Strong Initiations with Steve Kleinedler
Strong Initiations with Steve Kleinedler

Price: $25 | $22.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Banko Gallery, Banana Factory
Saturday, May 19 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm

No refunds or exchanges.

In the first moments of a scene, improvisers are issuing a promise to the audience and themselves about the scene that's about to unfold. If you're an improviser who flames out in the middle of scenes, unsure of what to do next or where to take the scene -- if you find yourself throwing out new offers mid-scene, this workshop is for you. Everything you need to know about a scene is at the beginning; everything that follows is predicated by what's come before.

Learn how to recognize everything the beginning of a scene has to offer so that you can mine the potential without having to restart a scene every twenty seconds in the hopes of finding something better, funnier, or newer.

Students must have completed an Improv 101 class or have equivalent training in order to enroll in this workshop. If you have a question as to whether you have the experience required to enroll, please contact Ryan Hill at

Steve Kleinedler has been improvising on and off for the past 35 years and consistently since 2000. He graduated from the Players Workshop of Second City in 1987 and from ImprovBoston in 2002. He taught at ImprovBoston from 2003-2011, and has taught at PHIT since moving to Philadelphia in 2011.

He's taught workshops in Baltimore (BIF), Boston, Chapel Hill (NCCAF), Chicago, Detroit (DIF), Providence (PIF), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (PCF), San Juan, and Sarasota. For ImprovBoston he directed the Improv Boston Family Show, the sketch team The Ruckus, the improvised Shakespearean show The Robert Cycle, and the Memento-inspired BackStory. Currently for PHIT he co-hosts The Dean's List and directs With Mirth & Laughter, an improvised show in the style of Shakespeare. He also coaches indie team Neighborhood Watch.

See Steve perform the night before this workshop with Spitfire!

Students must be 18 or older at the time of the workshop. Workshop durations are approximate and may go longer or shorter based on the amount of students enrolled.

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