Short Form is a style of improv comedy that’s easy to learn, fun to watch, and hard to master. Short Form consists of various predetermined game and scene structures. Short Form is often used in live performances and on shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway, and it provides an excellent vehicle for students to explore their emotions and creativity while learning to stay within the rules of each game.
Short Form Brainstorm strives to provide low-cost workshops in the greater Phoenixville area through “Short Form” improvisational comedy warm-ups, exercises, and games. We also provide workshops for adults in the corporate sector, at retreats, and in private wellness and public speaking events.
Our mission statement at Short Form Brainstorm is to use improv to teach students to respond dynamically to changes, to learn to effectively problem- solve through active listening, to increase public speaking skills and self- confidence, and to engage respectfully with peers to build content. Our goal is to create a safe workshop space to build positive peer interactions and creative exploration. Workshops are taught by two members of Phoenixville’s improv comedy team, The Last Minute Replacements.
Both Brian and Bec have full child abuse clearances, Pennsylvania criminal history clearances, and federal FBI clearances. Your kids are in competent, safe hands with Short Form Brainstorm!
Rebecca Huber studied Early Childhood Education at Valley Forge University, and has a passion for working with elementary-aged children through adults. She works as a recruiter in the veterinary industry and has also been a corporate trainer for the better part of the last decade, and is the mother to a 7th grader.
Brian Cotter has been performing most of his life and has been teaching improv to children and teens since 2006. He comes with a wealth of game ideas and experience and specializes in using improv with children of all backgrounds and abilities. He is a teacher by trade and has impacted many young lives through teaching and improv. He is also the father to an awesome daughter.
David Gallop got his start when he joined his college improv team. With no previous on-stage experience of any kind, it was quite the change to perform monthly for 100-300 people. He quickly came to love it, and was soon leading the team. After graduating, David went looking for a great new improv group to join, but instead he found LMR.