Work with professionals to hone ensemble skills.
Improv & Sketch
Outdoor Theater Program
WHO: 8th – 11th Grades
WHERE: Outdoors in Prospect Park
WHEN: Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
DATES: Sept 21 – Dec 14 (3 month program)
OUTDOOR THEATER PROGRAM
Over the course of this workshop, actors will work with professionals to hone their ensemble skills and learn the basics of improvisaton and sketch comedy. Students will be introduced to short and long-form improvisation in this hilarious, heartfelt workshop.
Students will master multiple improv games and use their learning as a lens in examining the world they are creating and inhabiting in their social lives. We will pay special attention to encouraging and engaging each voice in “the room” to be heard throughout the process.
Students will also develop a reflective practice of journaling inspired by a number of prompts throughout this course. We will generate ideas, create situations and settings, identify absurdities, write and perform our own sketches and bring them to hilarious conclusions.
Important Program Details
- Classes meet and are released at the 9th Street entrance to Prospect Park.
- In rain, snow or very cold weather, we will move to the Zoom theater.
- No class on October 12th (Indigenous Peoples’ Day).
- Learn more about our Fall Safety Policies & Guidelines here.