Improv for Actors (and others)
Improv classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Saturdays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Contact me at 215-206-7462.
session is free
Cost is $150 for ten sessions.
You can start at any time during the year.
* Do you need to feel more confident in unfamiliar situations?
*Do you need to improve your ability to act and react spontaneously at interviews, meetings,
introductions, auditions, on stage or in film?
* Would you like to improve
the range of characters that you can portray?
* Do you want to have loads
of fun and find an oasis in the middle of all the stress in your life?
You need Improv for Actors class.
Class size is kept small.
In this small group setting, you play various Improv games and get individualized attention. During the 10 sessions, you will
become more comfortable with being spontaneous, and see visible improvement in your ability to react. You will also learn
about and improve the four key Improv skills.
"The two-hour sessions are fun, fast-paced, and challenging.
Philip is a great teacher who pinpoints what you need to work on and then helps you to improve in that specific area."
---Jeremy Francis Hagan
"The Improv class given by Philip Jacobson is not only a great learning experience; it is also an enormous amount
of fun. I always look forward to attending. It is usually the highlight of my week."
has a good eye for seeing what you need to work on and focussing on your weak spots. A class is much better than a coaching
session for that. You learn not only from him but from your fellow students, no matter their level of experience. The teacher,
of course, always is watching and ready to correct a problem. And improv is best done in a troupe instead of individually,
anyway. Underlying all the games is the most important theatrical skill of all: Being able to play well with others...it's
fun! Think about it: twenty hours of participative exercises and training for $125. That's $6.25 an hour. What club could
you go to where you pay that little and are center stage in a supportive crowd for that long?"
you Philip, So much for your acting improv classes! Over the weeks, I've heard you say how this class can be applied to help
you on jobs, and in auditions. Still I really always looked at it as this fun thing to do. I mean it is sooo much fun to do.
It's a game to me.
Then I go on this audition and it
hits me. The fact that so many familiar supportive faces were there was one thing… But it wasn't till talking to you
after the audition that I realized how helpful your classes have really been. During the audition I was given a read and I
was feeling very energetic which totally shined thru. They wanted to see me in a different light and asked me to improv a
commercial about JCPenney. I didn't even blink.
went right into about how great the clothes were ... I improv-ed !!!! In an audition!!!! and it was good!
I mean, who knows, maybe that will be JCPenney's next commercial. I would have never been able to
do that without your classes. I am sooo very grateful. And another cool part is I realize It’s not just a fun class
of games. Without even realizing it, I applied what I was learning. It’s a fun class of games for professionals
Thank you always, Philip!"
what Philly Faces said about me and Improv for Actors class:
glows with quiet intensity. The immense range of his talent and experience is not even imaginable at first encounter. However,
if you take the time to go to his website www.PhilipJacobson.com you will begin to understand the scope and depth of what
he has to offer. Philip has been teaching Improv since 2004, and performing professionally since 2003.
I believe that people learn best by doing. So my two hour class is full of games and play. I teach how to play the
games, and then customize the training to what will help each student to get the most out of the class. No boring lectures,
just straight talk about what will help you the most, and plenty of time playing games to make lasting improvements.
Class size is limited.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE IMPROV CLASSES?
To get more comfortable speaking in front of others
To learn how to think faster
To overcome shyness
To perform better at auditions
To work better with others
To keep your mind sharp
To build characters and characterizations
To improve your imagination
To get in touch with your inner child
To communicate more precisely
To improve your listening skills
increase your intuition
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE PHILIP JACOBSON’S IMPROV FOR ACTORS CLASS?
• Methods – The class is a safe environment to explore, experiment
and learn. Class time is mainly taken up with playing games. You can learn a lot just by having fun, when it is guided by
a professional trainer.
• Improvement - All past students have shown
improvement in their ability to perform Improv, and to improve in whatever specific area needed improvement.
• Individualized attention - Class size is kept low enough so each student gets lots
of play time. I can concentrate on what each student needs most to get the longest lasting improvement from the class.
• Good things happen - One of my former Improv students subsequently became a
very successful film actress. Another former student created a successful sketch comedy group. A third former student has
done great work in commercials. My Improv training preceded each person's break.
• Location – Tuesday and Thursday classes held in Virginia Beach where there is plenty of free parking.
• Cost – For ten sessions, the cost is $150.
Philip Jacobson’s Background in Improv and Training
* Performed Improv professionally since 2003
* Performed with extremely talented professional Improv comedians
Managing Director of (and a performer with) a successful Improv Troupe. This Troupe has performed professionally since 2003
for audiences of all ages, in venues such as comedy clubs, colleges and theaters.
* Extensively trained by one of the best Improv trainers on the east coast.
* Taught Improv to actors and ordinary folk of all ages for several years...Improv and acting instructor at the Kids
Theater Workshop...Also taught Improv and Acting, and directed 7 - 12 year olds for Creative Day Care...Taught Improv techniques
to adults at the F Harold Philly Improv Workshop at the Philly Improv Festival.
* Extensive training experience outside of Improv...created and managed a corporate training department for professionals
and managers at a medium-size company...delivered training programs such as "Giving Effective Feedback", "Managing
Conflict" and "Situational Leadership" to adults...seven years of experience teaching soft contact boxing to
students from 7 years old to adult.