Dig Deeper

Presented by Harrisburg Improv Theatre founders

Jake Compton and Paul Barker

A workshop exploring character and point of view. Harrisburg Improv Theatre founders Paul Barker and Jake Compton teach you how to create rich, believable characters who are interesting to watch and play. In a single scene, “character” is often a shortcut to game, with a single odd belief or quirk providing the structure. But in a longer format show, characters can be three-dimensional, encompassing multiple games, statuses and points of view. Learn to invest honesty and time into your characters so that the audience will invest in your scene.

Date & Time: August 19th, 2018 | 11am-1pm

Cost: $20.00

Prerequisite: Level 1 Longform or equivalent experience.

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Paul Barker has been performing improv comedy since 2005. He studied long-form improv at the Magnet Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the People’s Improv Theater in New York. In Harrisburg, Paul was a co-founder and artistic director of the Harrisburg Improv Theater, the city’s first long-form improv theater. He performs with the improv duo Missed Connections and is on the cast of the Magnet Theater’s Friday Night Sh*w. A former staff writer for TheBurg magazine in Harrisburg, Paul is now a J.D. candidate at Columbia Law School.

 
Jake Compton is the owner/founder of the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Jake started improvising in 2004 taking classes at both the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the Magnet Theatres in New York City. Jake’s musical and prank comedy duo band Anticool terrorized Harrisburg for over 10 years with their live shows, albums, and webshow. Currently Jake is an instructor and performer at the HIT. He can be seen in the popular duo Missed Connections, as well as Hardly Working, Bandito, and Love Triangle. Jake also helps create and shape many forms and themes used by both his teams and others.

 

Tuition: $20

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Workshops require immediate payment to secure your spot. If you are on the waitlist please ignore the redirect after submitting. All cancellations are non-refundable within two days before your scheduled workshop.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: After registration you will be redirected to make immediate payment of full workshop tuition. If you choose not to pay upon registration your spot will be subject to removal if the workshop sells out. You are responsible to have your workshop paid 24 hours before the scheduled date. You can find out how to pay through your confirmation email. Cancellation within two days before your scheduled workshop will forfeit a tuition refund. Showing up late without contacting us could also result in dismissal.
This is a new document as of November 2018 and all workshop attendees should complete this document. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to foster a safe and welcoming place to collaborate artistically through improvisation.
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