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201: Game of the Scene

  • Monkey Bottom 609 Trent Drive Durham, NC, 27705 United States (map)

Learn the core concepts of longform comedic improv. Students will cover scene-work mechanics like editing, tag-outs and heightening in the context of game of the scene. Over this six-week period, we'll build the groundwork for comedic moves that will elevate your scenes.

Prerequisites: Students are required to have taken Mettlesome's 101: Intro to Improv. Students wishing to apply for an exception (ie who have documented prior, relevant improv experience) may do so by emailing hello<at> 

Location: Monkey Bottom Collective, 609 Trent Drive, Durham, NC

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Jack Reitz is an actor, writer, and improvisor based Durham, NC. He has been studying improv since 2004, first with the DSI Comedy theater in Chapel Hill, NC, and then with the UCB Theater and The Magnet Theater in NYC. 

Jack has appeared on stage in Durham, Chicago, and NYC and in various film work including spots for MTV. For the past five year he has toured nationally and internationally as part of Catharsis Productions' show "Sex Signals," which uses scripted and improvisational comedy to address issues of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. He is currently the host of Our State Magazine's Secrets of the Triad Series.

Jack Reitz is a founding stakeholder of Mettlesome and recently directed Two Months In - An Original Sketch Comedy Revue and Bump in the Night - A Spooky Sketch Comedy Revue. He directs the show Golden Age and can be seen performing with Hush Hush. 

Jack has studied with Will Hines, T. J. Jagadowski, Lydia Hensler, Brandon Scott Jones, Rick Andrews, Jeris Donovan, and Paula Pazderka.

Earlier Event: March 13
101: Intro to Improv
Later Event: June 18
101: Intro to Improv