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Power Street announces
FREE IN-PERSON Theatre Course for adults
Comedy Writing & Stand-up
(Escritura de comedia y stand-up)
taught by Che Guerrero
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm (EST)
Esperanza Health Center
(4417 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140) (map)
Delve into the art of comedy, starting from the ground up. Under the expert guidance of Che Guerrero, students will learn the fundamentals of joke writing. From constructing punchlines to understanding comedic timing. Both English and Spanish speakers are welcome to join. By the end of the 7-week program, students will have the tools and knowledge to perform an impressive five-minute set of original material. All experience levels welcome!
Explora el arte de la comedia, comenzando desde el nivel uno. Bajo la guía experta de Che Guerrero, los participantes aprenderán los fundamentos de la escritura de chistes. Tanto los hablantes de inglés como los de español son bienvenidos a unirse. Al final del programa de 7 semanas, los estudiantes tendrán las herramientas y el conocimiento para realizar un impresionante conjunto de material original de cinco minutos. ¡Todos los niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos!
Esperanza Health Center
4417 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
--All classes from 6pm-8pm Thursdays--
June 26th 6-7pm: Virtual Orientation (Orientación Virtual)
July 6th: First Class (Primera clase)
August 17th: Technical Rehearsal (Ensayo técnico)
August 24th: Dress Rehearsal (Ensayo)
Saturday August 26th: Culminating Presentation (Presentación culminante)
*students are allowed one excused absence*
*a los estudiantes se les permite una ausencia justificada*
If you have any questions contact PST via email. (Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con PST por correo electrónico):
Get to know the Teaching Artist
Che Guerrero has spent 16 years tackling race, marriage, and work through stand-up comedy. A revolutionary voice on the modern comedy scene, Che's style is rooted in his experiences growing up undocumented. His sense of humor and command of the stage is the result of obstacles often unseen by the average American.
In 2014, Che broke out on the New York scene with a feature on Gotham Comedy. He released his first album, “Thank You That's My Time” in 2016 and continued to hit every stage from The Hoboken Comedy Festival to The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. By 2018, Che was being highlighted on BET as part of 50 Central's “Artist Spotlight.”
Recent, Che was the recipient of the Latinx Creatives Grant from TikTok, which awarded him $50,000 and the chance to work with Eva Longoria’s team UnbeliEVAble.
While his album remains in constant rotation on Sirius XM, his “My Undocumented Ass” chronicles the lives and work of undocumented people of all backgrounds to illustrate the true fabric of the US.
Che Guerrero is very much respected by his fellow comedians. Billy Gardell, star of the hit show Mike and Molly, said“Miguel’s comedy takes a unique perspective on life.” Broad City star Ilana Glaser said, “what makes [Che] so successful at stand-up is immediately apparent compassion and gentle approach on rough subjects like race, marriage, and work.” Carlos Mencia said, “[Che] will be the first Dominican stand-up comic to make it big!”
Power Street Theatre is sponsored by;
PST is fiscally sponsored by the Culture Trust of Greater Philadelphia.