The KC Improv Training Center is happy to once again offer a Spring Break Teen Camp in 2018! We have partnered with Shawnee Civic Center to provide a safe, professional and productive space for teens ages 13-18 to learn about Improvisational theater from the best Improvisers in Kansas City.

This class is for any students age 13 through 18 years old, no matter their improv experience.

Class sessions will take place from 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. on March 12th through March 16th.

Registration for this class includes all 5 class sessions, as well as a Student Showcase Performance on March 16th at The Kick Comedy Theater in Westport. (4010 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO, 64111) at 6:30 P.M.

Tickets will be available for the student showcase for $5 per person.

PRICING:

$125

$115 Early Bird Pricing If Enrolled Before March 1st!

Class Breakdown

Monday – March 12th 
On Day 1 we focus on one of the most core principles of improv: acceptance. Improv is nothing if not fun, spontaneous, and a chance to play make believe and turn it into hilarious art. We learn that there’s no need to try to be funny, that a little confidence goes a long way, and that creating something together is way more rewarding than forcing something alone. 
Tuesday – March 13th
Next, we explore what we like about good improv. We’ll learn how to create interesting and engaging scenes full of characters with unusual points of view or emotions. We’ll see how easy it can be to create a character that is completely different from ourselves and put them into a completely fabricated world.
Wednesday – March 14th
We’ll begin to piece together the core principles we’ve learned so far and start to develop our scene work. Students will practice listening skills and the ability to build a world that they’ve created. We’ll have some fun with short form games and learn about long-form improv, both staples of the KC Improv Company. 
Thursday – March 15th
On Thursday we’ll start to piece together our final show, and continue experimenting with improv games and longer formats. We’ll play more with relationships and practice committing to the choices we make on stage. Students will explore deeper with what they’ve learned and gain confidence in their abilities.
Friday – March 16th
Showtime! For our final day, students will run through their show and recall the principles they’ve learned throughout the camp. 

Meet Your Instructor

Jessica Hagge

About Jessica

Jessica has been a member of the KC Improv Company since 2015.  As a member of the company she has taught beginning and advanced improv as well as being the director of the Pretty Flower format. She has been coaching high school improv through Operation: Show since 2017. Since starting improv in 2014 she has been a member of the indie teams “Babies” and “Colin Collective” performing in fevestivals in New York City, Chicago, Denver, and Omaha.