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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All students must be 18 or older. Classes must be purchased prior to start date. Payment Plans may be available upon request.
Our March term is currently underway. Class shows for this term will be on April 17th.
Our next term of classes starts Monday, April 30th. Discounted Early Registration period ends Friday, April 23rd.
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.
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.
New students with previous experience may audition into our Intermediate improv section. Audition dates will be posted at least 3 weeks in advance. If you need to miss an audition date a makeup date may be provided but is not gaurenteed. All students must audition in order to qualify for the Intermediate Improv section.
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.
New students with previous experience may audition into our advanced improv section. Audition dates will be posted at least 3 weeks in advance. If you need to miss an audition date a makeup date may be provided but is not guaranteed. All students must audition in order to qualify for the Advanced Improv section.
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 dates will be posted at least 3 weeks in advance.
Add some music to your improv. 2 of Planet Ant's finest will guide you through all you need to add songs to your scenes.
No audition required. Students must have completed an introductory improv program at any theatre.
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.
All students must begin with Sketch 1 unless they have completed a previous Planet Ant sketch level within the last six months.
Sketch to Video
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.
All students must begin with Sketch to Video 1 unless they have completed a previous Planet Ant Sketch to Video level within the last six months.
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