Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC & Planet Improv, Inc.

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC & Planet Improv, Inc.

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC is a for-profit business established in 2019 that uses applied improvisational theatre techniques to empower and educate students.

Planet Improv, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation established in 2006.  Its’ mission statement is  “Empowering people to

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High School Students Readiness For Graduation with Applied Improv

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Program description

The critical thinking and creative thought practiced with Applied Improv has strong connections to these and other academic, emotional, and social skills related to High School level students and eventually, the skills that help them post-graduation be more prepared for their upcoming educational and professional challenges:

*Ability to engage in effective discussions

*Intellectual

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Day Trip, Out-of-School-Time, Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Other, Science, Social Studies / History, Technology, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. are overjoyed to discuss scheduling collaborations on any days and dates that are available on your/their calendar.

Available times:

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. are overjoyed to discuss scheduling collaborations before, during or after school timeframes that are available on your/their calendar.

Length of program: 50-90 minutes and multiple sessions/days
Space / technical requirements:

We need to be able to stand up, sit down and move around.

Location(s):

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. will come to you.  If that is not possible, we will find a suitable offsite venue.

Fees / Ticketing:

Planet Improv Educational Service, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. will be overjoyed to work with your school/educators/administrators to best utilize your remaining ASC grant funds and/or, if applicable, any additional/alternative funding source(s.)

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

NC Essential Standards:

Strand Communication NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expressions to communicate elements of characterization, including age and physicality.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1.2 Apply appropriate volume and variation in pitch, rate, and tone to express character

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1.3 Understand how to transform stories into written dialogue.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.2.1 Use improvisation to present a variety of simple stories or situations.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.2.2 Interpret stories from given texts by acting them out.

Strand: Culture NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.1 Analyze theatre in terms of the social historical and cultural contexts which it was created.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.1.1 Use theatre arts to illustrate how people express themselves differently.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.1.2 Identify the cultural/historical contexts of stories that are acted out.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.2 Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.2.1 Understand how to attend to others when they are sharing.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.2.2 Recognize the role of the director or acting coach.

Strand: Analysis NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.A.1.1 Recall the basic parts of a story, such as characters, settings, and events.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.A.1.2 Analyze events in relationship to the setting where they take place in formal and informal productions.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

References

5 stars for Scott and Planet Improv is a no-brainer! Scott is doing more important work through improv than what you might see on the surface. He’s been leading our group of high school girls (up to 125 girls in a group) at our annual Leadership Summit for the last three years. Our kids have a blast, laugh, and most importantly, come out of their comfort zones and build relationships that, as a result of how Scott runs his sessions, have the foundation to last forever. We strongly recommend getting involved in the positive experiences that Planet Improv provides!
~ Jennifer Shiley (The Young Elites)

We recently invited Scott Pacitti of Planet Improv to facilitate an improv event as a fundraiser for our high school theatre boosters. Boy, what fun it was to watch him engage the students in this theatrical art form. The workshop was so much fun and the event itself provided such a unique and comedic night of entertainment. Scott is very good at his craft. He made this event so easy and has such a generous approach to supporting students, theatre programs, and the improvisational art form. Much can be gained watching great minds and great wit at play. I highly recommend Scott and Planet Improv.
~Rebecca Godby

Thank YOU so much for an amazing class. Weston absolutely love it last year and this year…definitely his favorite camp ever.
~Vicki Kenworthy

Super fun! I loved getting out of my comfort zone and not being afraid to mess up! Highly recommend.
~Tara Thayer (school student)

Very fun and energetic. It helped my step out of my comfort zone by talking to imaginary talking toilet paper XD
~Rachel Daly

Scott from Planet Improv came and led a workshop at our school for our elementary students. We had so much fun! He was brilliant at interacting with the kids (and adults.) There was tons of laughter. We can’t wait to have Planet Improv return!

Great experience!! I had a great time and also gained life skills!!
~Kylie Boyer (school student)

Cancellation Policy

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. are overjoyed to reschedule session(s) at your educators/schools/administrators convenience at no additional charge.