Improv Camp

Improv Camp


Over the course of three weeks students will start with the basics of improv and then go into a more in depth education of long-form improv. Our training center is rooted in Chicago-style long form improv with a base in The Harold. We will explore longer pieces by the end of the class and they’ll be able to put everything they’ve learned on our stage with a final showcase.

Lunch will be supplied each day so there’s no need to bring food.

Instructors: Justin Franzen And Lainie Hodges

About Lainie Hodges and Improv Alchemy

As a development specialist, Lainie Hodges uses improvisation games and exercises to create environments where people can grow and develop personally and professionally. Her work in various public school systems, criminal justice, professional athletics, government agencies, and private business leverages everyone's unique talents and abilities to make them more innovative, agile, and responsive. Clients also learn how to communicate more effectively, gain skills to handle life's challenges creatively, and experience a deeper understanding of themselves and others. She is an experienced improviser, trainer, speaker, and facilitator and her methodology is rooted in the works of Paulo Freire, Lev Vygotsky, and Augusto Boal.

For Justin Franzen please see our Teachers page!

Camp length: 3 weeks/2 classes per week

Dates: July 16th-August 1st in Tuesdays and Thursday from 9AM-1-PM

Students must be going into 8th grade or recent HS graduates

Camp will culminate with a performance on Thursday August 1st at Grafenberg.

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