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Advanced Scene Work

  • Hashtag Comedy's Learning Center at The Fort 2000 South High Street Columbus United States (map)

Class Length: 4 Weeks

Time/Dates: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Thursdays, 3/21/19-4/11/19

Registration: $97

Pre-Requisites: Minimum Levels 1 and 2 with Hashtag Comedy, Levels 1 and 2 with Jeff Gage, Levels 1 and 2 with The Nest, or performance/experience equivalent specifically with longform or other advanced scene study

Good scene work is fundamental to all types of improv performance. No matter the format or the parameters of the game, the quality of the scene work can determine the success of the show.

In this four-week Advanced Scene Work course, students will receive instruction and guided feedback as they examine and work through the following:

+Centering a scene/character and keeping the scene grounded (even if it charts into the ridiculous)
+Listening for and giving gifts in scene
+Finding and following the game in a scene
+Using object work and scene painting to give a scene more depth
+...and more!

Students will be encouraged to dig deep in this course and challenge and grow their current scene work skills. While some longform formats will likely be discussed, this course will focus more heavily on how good scene work can carry any format.

This course is for students who have taken level two or higher with either Hashtag Comedy or other local improv organizations (e.g The Nest, Jeff Gage, etc.), or have at least two years of performance experience in longform, or have studied scene work in another discipline. (If prospective students are unsure if their level of experience is right for this course, contact us! We're happy to discuss.)

The course will run for four consecutive Thursdays beginning 3/21, from 7-8:30. Spots are limited, so sign up soon!


Katie Drown is a member of local comedy groups TBD the Musical, and ROT. You’ll see her on stage most weekends at Shadowbox Live or at the Nest Theater. Katie has been performing for audiences since she was 4 years old, and started her improv career at the Ohio State University in 2011.

Alex Dodge is an improv veteran with experience performing and teaching all over the country, including Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore, MD. He is a founding member of TBD: the Improvised Musical and teaches improv to students at the Arts and College Preperatory Academy (ACPA).