Improvisation workshop and Free Movie Fridays return to PVCC

Piedmont Virginia Community College continues its 2018-19 Fine Arts and Performance Season with the return of two free monthly series on Friday, Jan 18. Events will take place in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.

The PVCC Drama Club will host its monthly Third Fridays Improv workshop from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Maxwell Black Box Theatre. Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Brad Stoller will lead participants through a series of games and exercises introducing the basic tools of theatrical improvisation. The practices, which can benefit actors and non-actors alike, focus on tapping into creativity, improving focus, team building and learning to think fast. Participants should pre-register by contacting Professor Stoller at or 434.961.5246.

The next installment in the monthly Free Movie Friday series will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre, featuring a screening of the critically acclaimed comedic drama “BlacKkKlansman," which is directed by Spike Lee.

Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman recounts the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, as he sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The film is rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references.

BlacKkKlansman will be shown on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville. The event is free and is open to the public. 500 free tickets will be distributed, one per person, beginning at 6 p.m. when the doors to the theatre open.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of 501 College Drive. Ample, free parking is located in front of the building and the facility is wheelchair accessible. For more information about PVCC’s Fine Arts and Performance Season, visit PVCC Fine Arts and Performance, or contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or