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The camp for young aspiring performers, comedians and creative-types that want to push their improv skills above and beyond where they dream they can go!
“I have seen many students break through barriers and grow exponentially in a matter of a few days – these students are leaving with more self-confidence, creative awareness, and a desire to keep performing.” – Jennifer Pielak, Instructor
*Please note that Evergreen is a nut-free zone. Campers are asked not to bring foods containing nuts.
CLASS DESCRIPTION:The Improv Camps for Kids and Teens are a fun, challenging and exciting way to spend your Summer! Students will develop an excellent grasp on the fundamentals of improv and expand on all areas of improv performance – from characters, spontaneous joke-telling and teamwork, to improvised stories, classic improv games and advanced scene work. They are a perfect fit for new and experienced improv students – every student will be pushed to their own next level whether they are a newbie or have been improvising for a few years. Students finish off the week in a super rockin’ final performance on the last day!
Improv Skills Covered:Spontaneity & Quick Reactions | The Art of Listening | Character Work & Physical Awareness | Voices & Accents | Joke Telling | Story Telling (Individually & Group) | Group Mind & Group Brainstorming | Yes & Commitment | Honesty & Play | Pattern Awareness & Comedy “Rules” | Open Scene-work | Long Form Improv Formats (Teens only) | Classic Improv Games | Basic Musical Improv (if time permits) | Personal Performance Challenges
INSTRUCTOR BIO:These improv classes are taught by Jennifer Pielak – an actor, improviser and singer who has been teaching improv to people of all ages for 8 years. She has trained as a performer in Vancouver and Chicago and has her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from UBC. She works in the local TV & Film Industry, is the Artistic Director of musical improv group Off Key Improv and has experience performing with Second Storey Theatre, the Vancouver TheatreSports Rookie League, Table23 Comedy, the Fictionals Comedy Co. and at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, rEvolver Theatre Festival and the New York Musical Improv Festival. She recently co-wrote the Ovation Award-nominated Connected: The Musical in 2013. Jennifer loves to share her passion for the performing arts with everyone she encounters!
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