KCIC Youth Summer Intensive


The KCIC Youth Training Center works to introduce area children and teens to the fundamentals and joy of improvised comedy. During this summer intensive, teens will have the opportunity to learn from professional improvisors with The KC Improv company. Over the course of the week,  students will learn basic skills, short-form, and be introduced to long-form improvisation, all while having fun and building confidence. All of this culminates with a performance opening for the KC Improv Company on the KICK Comedy stage. That’s right! Our students will get to perform for friends and family on the same stage as some of the best in the city.

For Students Grade 7th-12th Grade!

July 10th-July 15th at The Kick Comedy Theater in Westport!

(4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO 64111)

Enrollment: $115

Early Bird Special: $100 (If Enrolled Prior to June 3rd)


If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at classes@kcimprov.com, or call us at 816-806-4000.


– Agreement & Confidence –

We focus on the fundamental principle of improv, “yes, and…”, as well as show that through listening, and agreement, together we can build something better than we could individually. In addition to all of this, we will teach some short form games, much like those played on the ABC Show “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”

– Character & Emotion –

We’ll jump into how to create real characters, outside of ourselves, with funny points of view, and then move onto the importance of adding emotion to make them fully fleshed out characters that can interact in a meaningful way with their fellow scene partners!

– Scene & Object Work –

To make a scene feel real onstage, we need to live in the world we create. The objects we hold, and the stage picture we present must feel real to the audience. For this week, we will teach tools& habits to make sure our stage picture is engaging, and authentic.

– Longform & The Montage –

There are two types of improv. Short form, which are the “Whose Line?” style games, and long form, which is an improvised play. We’ll dive into how to improvise long form scenes, and teach the Montage, which is a series of longform scenes that interconnect. These are tools sketch writers for SNL and other sketch shows and television series have used for inspiration for decades!