Whether you’re looking for a way to stretch your artistic muscles, want to get better at public speaking, or you just want to meet some new friends. We’ve got you covered. Click the tabs below to learn more about this highly anticipated Youth Intensive and get enrolled today!
This workshop is for students 8th – 12th Grade. No prior Improv experience is necessary to apply. For any questions or comments, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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SAYING YES AND!
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Yes, And” is the building block of all good improv. In this workshops, students will learn to agree and expand on information that is being presented. Students will learn how important confidence in themselves and their scene partners is while diving into the world of make ’em ups.
CHARACTER & EMOTION
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Improv is about building real and grounded relationships. When we are dealing with a rooted reality, we can discover the weird or crazy or silly circumstances that result. In this workshop, students will learn how character affectation (a silly voice, a peculiar posture, or annoying quirk) actually informs a deeper, more honest point of view.
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CHARACTER & EMOTION
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
You’ve got an idea, you’re ready to see it come to life. How? How do improvisor turn kernels of ideas into 30-60 second scenes? How do they turn them into 30 minute long sets? During this workshop, students will build upon the lessons from previous workshops and build scenes that can be sustained beyond the joke.
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Kick Comedy Theater
Student Showcase for family and friends, PLUS The KC Improv Company performs their signature Family Game Night show!
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Ashley has been improvising in KC for the past nine years and has played with the KC Improv Company for the past 6 years. She is the current artistic director of KCIC and the former artistic director of the Kansas City Improv Festival. You can catch her playing with the ladies of Ham Kitty and coaching through Operation: Show, the high school improv league. Improv is her favorite.
Jeff Smith is very excited to be working with this teen intensive! A high school business teacher and coach at Washington High School, Jeff has been a professional actor in KC for 8 years, and with the KC Improv Company for 2 years. He also has an award winning indie team Mortal Wombat. Jeff truly believes that improv can make anyone a better performer and actor and approaches improv with an open hand, open heart, and open mind.
Colin joined the KC Improv Company in October 2014. Since then, he has played with several indie groups, taught improv classes, and currently co-directs KCIC’s award-winning format, Presto! The Improvised Musical. By day, you’ll find him teaching vocal music for Ottawa Middle School. He has a lifelong dedication to furthering the arts for young people, whether it’s through music, theater, or improv. He missed out on being the tallest member of KCIC by mere inches, but hopes to someday regain the title.
$120 Enrollment Fee: Includes all three workshop sessions and the class showcase performance on March 19th! This also includes two complimentary tickets to the class showcase!