Create, Develop, Pitch, and Perform Original Characters by Elevating Physicality

  • January 05 - February 11
    Thursdays 7pm-10pm PT
    LA: Silver Lake
    Session information
    Session 1
    Thu Jan 05 19:00 - Thu Jan 05 22:00
    LA: Silver Lake
    Session 2
    Thu Jan 12 19:00 - Thu Jan 12 22:00
    LA: Silver Lake
    Session 3
    Thu Jan 19 19:00 - Thu Jan 19 22:00
    LA: Silver Lake
    Session 4
    Thu Jan 26 19:00 - Thu Jan 26 22:00
    LA: Silver Lake
    Session 5
    Thu Feb 02 19:00 - Thu Feb 02 22:00
    LA: Silver Lake
    Session 6
    Thu Feb 09 19:00 - Thu Feb 09 22:00
    LA: Silver Lake
    Class Show
    Sat Feb 11 17:30 - Sat Feb 11 18:30
    Los Angeles
    6 - 3 hour sessions
    • $400.00 excl. Tax
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Physicality in Characters with John Milhiser is here to help you create, develop, pitch and perform funny original characters by elevating the physicality. This workshop will teach you how to think beyond the wigs by focusing on developing the game of each character as well as the physical movement and voice of each sketch character -- even if they don't have a literal voice. Then we can start thinking about wigs! 

This course will focus on the simplicity of what makes a successful character and the physicality that can bring it to the next level. The workshop centers heavily on pitching characters and how to nail a pitch to a room of writers. Each student will be required to develop characters outside of class as well as in. Students will have round-the-clock access to notes on their character scripts.

By the end of the workshop each student will get to perform the characters written in a character showcase. This workshop is ideal for people working on a character set for a comedy showcase; such as JFL or SNL.

For the final show, each student will perform 3 characters (2 long characters and 1 short palate cleanser)


Must be 18 years of age or older to enroll. Please note that all courses are non-refundable. For more detailed information on our Terms & Conditions visit