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August / September 2018

Semester Start: August 20, 2018 | Student Showcase: October 10, 2018


The goal of the Planet Ant Training Center is to provide the highest quality instruction possible while fostering a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to students from any and all backgrounds or identities.  It is important to all employees at Planet Ant to offer a supportive space where everyone can be free and safe to explore, learn and grow as an artist.

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Please see our Student Resources page for more information.

All students must be 18 or older. Classes must be purchased prior to start date. Payment Plans may be available upon request.


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Introduction To Improv (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

Our introductory improv program consists of 4 levels and is designed for students that are entirely new to stage performance and improv while also providing a good fit for students who have decided to refresh their improv skills.  Throughout these classes students will be eased into the basics of improvisation while being focused on building ensemble in a fun welcoming environment.  A class show will finish the 3rd and 4th level of the section.  All classes are six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

Intro 1A | Thursdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Intro 1B | Saturdays, 11a-2p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Intro 2A | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Intro 2B | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Intro 3A | Mondays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Intro 4A | Mondays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Intermediate Improv (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

Our Intermediate level begins digging into the deeper elements of improvisation.  Acting, honesty, styles, relationships, connections, motivations, tropes and slightly more advanced long-form improv forms will be some of the topics covered.  A class show will complete each level.  All classes are six weeks in length.

New students with previous experience may audition into our Intermediate improv section. All students must audition in order to qualify for the Intermediate Improv section.

Audition Date: TBA

Sessions offered this term:

Intermediate 1A | Thursdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Intermediate 2A | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Advanced Improv (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

In our Advanced Improv section students will be introduced to the various long-form forms chosen by our resident company.  Critique will be elevated to it's highest level as dictated by class need.  Advanced Improv 1 & 2 will have a mid term show as well as a final show.  Advanced Improv 3 will have a weekly show on Thursday nights in addition to their class. All classes are six weeks in length.

New students with previous experience may audition into our advanced improv section. All students must audition in order to qualify for the Advanced Improv section.

Audition Date: TBA

Sessions offered this term:

Advanced 1A | Thursdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Advanced 3A | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

Advanced 3B | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Masters Class (August/September 2018)
220.00 245.00

Get cast in an 8 week class that builds an ensemble and creates a brand new long-form form.  After you've created something amazing you'll have an 6 week run on Thursday nights to perform your creation.

New students must have fully graduated from an improv training center and may audition into our Masters Program.

Audition Date: TBA

Sessions offered this term:

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Musical Improv (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

For years Planet Ant has been winning awards with its comedy musicals and music based productions.  Have you ever wanted to add music to your improv scenes?  Now you can.  In each class you'll be learning musical improv from 2 of Planet Ant's instructors who will guide you into creating improvised music in your scenes.  You will be taken from the most basic beginnings into adding harmonies and even dance moves.  No singing experience is needed.  Get up and have your voice heard.

Musical Improv is 6 weeks and culminates in a class show.

No audition required.  Students must have completed an introductory improv program at any theatre.

Sessions offered this term:

Musical Improv | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Mikey Brown/Mike McGettigan

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Sketch Writing (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

Our sketch program takes students through basic character creation, monologues, writing in various styles of comedy, depths of satire, the art of the pitch, collaborative writing, and more.  By the end of the Sketch 4 students will have a personal collection of over 30 sketches done in various styles.  In Sketch 5 students will cast/co-direct, along with the instructor, a 45 minute live stage show composed of sketches chosen by the class.  Class size is limited to 8 writers as to maximize feedback and participation.  Each class is six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

Sketch 2 | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Mike McGettigan

Sketch 4 | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Lauren Bickers

Sketch 5 | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Shawn Handlon

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Sketch To Video (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

Learn to create short videos one step at a time  Students will be slowly introduced to creating their own videos one essential piece at a time.  Beginning with learning the language of film and writing, then filming and in camera editing, editing, sound and lights students will culminate the course with a group project of their choice.  A 5 part web series or a festival ready short.  No special equipment required.  If you have a cell phone then you have all you need to get started.  Each class is six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

Sketch To Video 4 | Saturdays | Location: TBA | Instructor: TBA

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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The Process (2018)
150.00

A handpicked cast of improvisers will be taken through 3 months of Planet Ant's traditional Process where they will create an original comedy show.  The process begins with the director guiding the cast in improvising for material. The following weeks will be spent writing and molding that material into one cohesive story.  Once the show is complete the cast will each receive a portion of the revenue generated by the performances.  

Any student may audition for the The Process as long as they have knowledge of advanced improv techniques.  Payments will be split into 3 individual $150 payments.

AUDITION REQUIRED

Please use this link to make your Ant Process payments. There will be three payments due throughout the process. We will send out emails to remind you to submit your next payment.

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Screenwriting (July/August 2018)
165.00 190.00

Using time-honored tools and some lesser known techniques, this six week program will give you all the skills you need to produce a compelling and coherent feature length screenplay. Students will learn screenplay structure, how to make a beat sheet, how to write dynamic characters, and various techniques for strong dialogue and action. Students will finish Screenwriting 1 with a completed structure for their screenplay as well as 5-10 pages of the first act.  This class is six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

Screenwriting 1 | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: Dan Tice

Screenwriting 2 | Thursdays, 7p-10p | Ant Hall Front Room | Instructor: Dan Tice

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Payment Plan
60.00

Payment Plans require approval from the Training Center Administration. Please contact Andy Reid (andy.a.reid@gmail.com) if you are interested in learning more about our payment plans.

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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