COMEDY SHOWCASE 11/4 Sway hates rude adults

Sway does not like rude adults at coffee shops.

From November 4, 2017 comedy showcase from our Times Square NYC fall classes.
EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.
See both shows (kids and teens programs) from Nov 4 in full CLICK HERE

NEW – LONG ISLAND CLASSES

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids & Teens
New session starts November 5, 2017 – 5 week sessions in Improv Comedy for kids & teens for just $100. These were previously private programs now open to the public. Great group of students already meet every Sunday night.  COME PLAY WITH US!!! All students are invited to bring their family to our professional shows Saturdays/Sundays at 3pm in NYC

Comedy Kids
http://www.thecomedykids.com/

TIMES SQUARE classes winter session starts January 6, 2018

Saturday 10 Comedy 4 Teens
Saturday 12p Comedy 4 Kids
Sunday 1pm ADVANCED Comedy 4 Teens by invitation only

NYC Comedy Classes include instruction in both Improvisation and Stand-Up Comedy. Each week students play various warm-up, technique and performance Improv games designed to teach performance and life skills. We run 8-week programs (actually 9-11 weeks with bonus classes and showcase) Winter, Spring and Fall as well as Summer Camp. Regular students also receive FREE tickets for the whole family to our public shows by the professional cast.

WINTER 2018 Registration includes

January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Bonus Classes March 3, 10
Showcase 17

Live shows in Times Square 

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Over 6000 professional Improv Comedy Shows in Times Square and touring nationwide since 2002. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

COME BE A PART OF THE SHOWS

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

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  • Field Trips to Times Square
  • Touring K-12 Schools, Camps and Community Centers
  • Workshops
  • After School Programming
  • Residencies
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • NYC DOE VENDOR via Improv Theater LLC

Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens plays 300+ shows for K-12 groups in Times Square and touring Schools, Camps and Community centers throughout the New York City Tri-State Area and beyond. We host student groups for day time field trips and at our public shows. We present school assemblies, PTA Nights, Fundraisers and more. Many schools use our teaching artists for after school programming where we recreate our public classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

 

TEEN STAND UP COMEDY SHOWCASE – Christian and Video Games

AMAZING stand-up routine in which Christian has hit bottom with his addiction – Video Games.

From November 4, 2017 comedy showcase from our Times Square NYC fall classes, this amazing stand-up performance by Christian shows the ills of playing too many video games. Christian has previously been a student of our kids’ classes for 23 years. At age 13 he is already a star among our teens. At this rate we expect Christian – and a few of his classmates – may join the ranks of 3 former students now performing shows with our professional cast. Another student has already booked his first TV gig at age 13.  EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more. See both shows (kids and teens programs) from Nov 4 in full CLICK HERE

NEW – LONG ISLAND CLASSES
FORMING THIS WEEK

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids & Teens
New session starts November 5, 2017 – 5 week sessions in Improv Comedy for kids & teens for just $100. These were previously private programs now open to the public. Great group of students already meet every Sunday night.  COME PLAY WITH US!!! All students are invited to bring their family to our professional shows Saturdays/Sundays at 3pm in NYC

Comedy Kids
http://www.thecomedykids.com/

TIMES SQUARE classes winter session starts January 6, 2018

Saturday 10 Comedy 4 Teens
Saturday 12p Comedy 4 Kids
Sunday 1pm ADVANCED Comedy 4 Teens by invitation only

NYC Comedy Classes include instruction in both Improvisation and Stand-Up Comedy. Each week students play various warm-up, technique and performance Improv games designed to teach performance and life skills. We run 8-week programs (actually 9-11 weeks with bonus classes and showcase) Winter, Spring and Fall as well as Summer Camp. Regular students also receive FREE tickets for the whole family to our public shows by the professional cast.

WINTER 2018 Registration includes

January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Bonus Classes March 3, 10
Showcase 17

Live shows in Times Square 

improv

Over 6000 professional Improv Comedy Shows in Times Square and touring nationwide since 2002. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

COME BE A PART OF THE SHOWS

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

improv

  • Field Trips to Times Square
  • Touring K-12 Schools, Camps and Community Centers
  • Workshops
  • After School Programming
  • Residencies
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • NYC DOE VENDOR via Improv Theater LLC

Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens plays 300+ shows for K-12 groups in Times Square and touring Schools, Camps and Community centers throughout the New York City Tri-State Area and beyond. We host student groups for day time field trips and at our public shows. We present school assemblies, PTA Nights, Fundraisers and more. Many schools use our teaching artists for after school programming where we recreate our public classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

 

How to Play Improv Freeze Tag – The Comedy Kids VIDEO

How to Play Improv Freeze Tag – The Comedy Kids VIDEO

How to Play Improv Freeze Tag – The Comedy Kids VIDEO

 The Comedy Kids demonstrate how to play the popular improv and warm-up game “Freeze Tag” Subscribe for updates on how to play improv games for kids and more funny improv comedy videos in front of a life studio audience in NYC. http://www.thecomedykids.com http://www.improv4kids.com Cast Ethan Harkavy Kevin Ourvan Christian Varas Sammy Wasserman Hosted by Walt Frasier

COMEDY CLASSES 4 KIDS & TEENS

Up to date schedules of public shows and classes at https://www.facebook.com/8improvcomedy/

Our classes for kids & teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more. Tuition includes 8 weeks of classses, performance showcase for friends and family, bonus workshops and FREE admission to professional comedy shows

Farmingdale

Saturdays 10am Teens – Times Square
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-comedy-class-times-square-nyc-saturdays-10am-tickets-36571156313

Saturdays 12p Kids – Times Square
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-improv-comedy-class-times-square-nyc-saturdays-noon-tickets-36571294727

NEW – Sundays 1pm Greenwich Village Teens
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-improv-comedy-class-greenwich-village-sundays-1pm-tickets-36570275679

NEW – Farmingdale Long Island Kids and Teens
Saturdays 10am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-island-comedy-4-kids-teens-class-ages-9-14-farmingdale-ny-tickets-36924668678

Live Professional shows for kids, teens, families

TIMES SQUARE * DOWNTOWN * LONG ISLAND * TOURING NATIONWIDE

Check out LMAO Off Broadway Improv in Times Square Saturdays 3pm (Added shows for group requests)

TIMES SQUARE * DOWNTOWN * LONG ISLAND * TOURING NATIONWIDE

Saturdays 3pm Times Square
Sundays 3pm Greenwich Village

Farmingdale Long Island NY Comedy Class

Farmingdale Long Island NY Comedy Class for Kids, Teens
(CLICK HERE more classes in Times Square and Greenwich Village)
Saturdays 10am Starting September 23, 2017
– September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11
$200 for 8 weeks includes a performance showcase
– SIBLING/FRIEND DISCOUNTS $350 for two admissions $500 for three admissions

WHERE: Crossroads Church of Long Island 610 Carmans Rd Farmingdale, NY 11735
TEACHERS: Evan Schultz with Steven Prestia
Evan, a West Babylon native has been with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH since 2009. He has performed with just about every theater company on Long Island as well as years of work on cruise ships. Huntington, NY native, Steven, is a former student (5 years with our Manhattan Classes), turned intern, turned part time junior cast member member. Now in a freshman college, he performs regularly with us on Long Island and Manhattan gigs and team teaches with our professional cast.

Farmingdale Long Island NY Comedy Class

After 15 years of delivering quality programming for kids, teens and families, the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH is expanding east. Public Shows in Nassau County are coming soon. But for now we are very excited to announce our first class. Saturdays 10am in Farmingdale will be great for the older kids an teens in your family. This class was started as a semi-private session for us by some fun moms and their funny sons and daughters in 2016. We are now expanding the roaster and opening the registration to the public.
Our classes for kids & teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more.
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Bring these programs to your school, camp or community center. We have teachers all over the NYC Tri State area as well as assembly shows, workshops and professional development.
K-12 Schools

K12 Schools Improv Assemblies, Residencies

K12 Schools have enjoyed our shows, workshops and residencies since 2004. In addition to hosting field trips in Times Square NYC, we travel nationwide, with shows DC to Boston almost weekly – well over 5000 shows for K-12 audience in the past 12 years alone. EMAIL us to bring this program to your school, or bring a student group to our Times Square Theater eightimprov@gmail.comK12 Schools

K12 Schools Assemblies, Residencies and more

Improv Comedy is an amazing cultural arts assembly. While delivering the laughs we introduce both music and theater education. But Improv offers so much more than just performing arts entertainment. Improv is all about story telling, working as a team, and communicating clearly to the audience and other players. This is why the shows often pair with Language Arts and Guidance (Character Building) programming. During our shows we teach about focus, listening, eye contact, and respect. In some cases we direct steer our shows to align with anti-bully and social emotional learning concepts.

K-12 Schools
Cultural Arts Assembly, Language Arts Assembly, Character Building Assembly all in one show!

Our shows are highly interactive. At a typical k12 schools assembly, we will invite as many as 20 students on stage. Meanwhile the entire show is improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every 3-5 minutes the MC is talking directly to the students and faculty about ideas for songs and scenes.

ONE SHOW FOR ALL AGES

Now of course not all K12 Schools students are alike. But we gear the show for the crowd at hand. For younger grades K-3 the show is more clownish in nature. More physical silly comedy holds their attention. The older the audience the more the show appears like our programs for adults and college crowds, however never inappropriate for school audiences. the students at times will feel they are watching a live show akin to MTV programming. But this is more of a edgy style, than content.

Paired with workshops and study guides these shows are invaluable tools for schools. Most schools hire our team for shows OR workshops. but the schools that truly benefit form our services include both. Workshops provide far ore educational value, but with out introducing the art form and our team via a show, we are just another educational component. But starting with a show or two, you introduce our team as the fun people. We are not “teachers” in the eyes of students. So when we come into the classroom as teachers, student pay attention and absorb what we teach.

You will be surprised at which students leap out of their shells to participate, which they continue to do after we leave. We have found that the simple task of overcoming fear of public speech (along with embarrassment and ridicule) creates students ready to participate and learn. you no longer have to get students to memorize and regurgitate for tests.

Student Group

Students that take our weekly classes become leaders in the school. Whether via a 1-week residency or weekly after school sessions, our full time students develop a powerful grasp of communication skills.  Students learn to process anxiety. Students develop a strong critical thinking mind. Writing skills increase. Class participation increases. Each of these programs ends with a showcase presentation. Many students of our public programs in NYC have even been book on TV shows. Many have been recognized by industry casting directors and agents. But all of their parents report amazing increases to school and social progress.

Social Emotional Learning

SEL – SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

A new popular trend in K-5 schools is SEL. Improv is wonderful at teaching social emotional learning. Improv IS social emotional learning. Improv is all about making great bold choices that support the team. In our workshops we teach physical control and focus as we develop listing and eye contact skills.

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We also loosely tie this into our corporate teambuilding programming. We teach almost the exact same show & workshops programs to teams form JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Twitter, GM, BDO and 100s more including US Medicare Accountants.

Since 2015, we have included the Psychological Safety concept forwarded by Google Teams research. their finding was the number one reason a team succeeds is Psychological Safety. We have that students that feel Psychologically Safe are succeeding.  Those with any physical, mental or emotional abuse (or just stress) – whether through home, school or neighborhood interactions, struggle.

Studies at John Hopkins and Stanford have discovered Laughter alone can reduce stress, increase cardio health and lead to better test scores.

More about the science of laughter at http://www.eightimprov.biz/cclscience

PTA NIGHTS

Many k12 schools love our improv shows for family nights and fundraisers. These shows most closely resemble our public programs in Times Square Off Broadway. We are amazingly kids friendly, but we do not feel like a “kids” show, so parents and older siblings love us too. In some cases we have performed at all adult fundraising nights.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

More and more K12 Schools are taking advantage of our Professional Development Programs.

STUDENT GROUP TICKETS Off Broadway Improv Comedy Show, Broadway Classroom

Are you bringing a STUDENT GROUP to New York City in the next year?
Are you a tour booker interested in student friendly Off Broadway Shows?
Do you run trips for NYC area schools?
Are you a NYC area youth theater group?

Then this blog’s for you!

Student Group
Off Broadway Improv Comedy in Times Square Theater District; Great Workshops too! – Student Group Rates 

EMAIL us your groups’ needs including estimated group number (students, teachers, additional adults), Prefered date(s) and special requests eightimprov@gmail.com

STUDENT GROUP TICKETS Off Broadway Improv Comedy Show, Broadway Classroom

EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH – AKA Improv 4 Teens – is an off Broadway interactive musical comedy show based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same. Every 5 minutes the show’s MC interacts with the audience looking for hot topics for improvised scenes and songs. 3-4 segments invite audience volunteers on stage to more closely direct the comedy path. Hosted by Walt Frasier (Letterman, MTV, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains), the cast includes professionals comics, singers and actors from stage and screen. The show has entertained 5000+ audiences since 2004 in Times Square and touring colleges, corporate events and K-123 schools nationwide.

THE BEST STUDENT GROUP DEAL OFF BROADWAY

TICKETS to Evening Shows (M-F 7pm, Su 8pm), Weekend Matinees (3pm Saturday, Sunday)
$60 VIP TICKETS include 2 drinks and snacks
$25 General Admission Tickets require 2 drink minimum

STUDENT GROUP RATE of 10 or more just $25 (min $250/10ppl)
– NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE REQUIRED, NO ADDITIONAL FEES
– Beverage Included – bottled water, soda, juice
– Dinner Included – 2 Slices NY PIZZA
– OPTIONAL FREE workshop before the show

PRIVATE SHOW
$1000 for up to 40ppl Show, beverage, pizza
Additional Guest $20

DAY TIME SHOWS / FIELD TRIPS (Before 5pm Monday thru Friday)
– $600 up to 50 students, $12/additional student
– $1000 Up to 150 students
– Add Workshop $5
– Add Pizza and Beverage Lunch $8 (For daytime weekday shows, if we do not provide lunch, groups may brown bag it and eat in the theater)

WHERE
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Just a few blocks from both Times Square and Columbus Circle.
1 Block Late Night with Stephen Colbert stage door
Less than 5 minute walk from all Broadway Shows

BROADWAY CLASSROOM

Don’t have time for a show, we have an amazing 90-minute workshop that is a must for any performing artist. We play a series of warm-up technique and performance games. We use Improv to teach character and story development. Beyond acting and comedy, Improv is great for teaching presentation skills, team communications and more. We use the same workshop to teach corporate team building, sales, service, management and professional development for teachers. It is our mission to deliver this program to teens and preteens to teach these valuable skills – often neglected in today’s core education systems –  long before your students enter the labor force. These skills help individuals become valuable team members and leaders.

IMPROV WORKSHOP
$500 up to 2 hours, 20ppl
– includes 1 teaching artist and space rental before 5pm
– a shorter version of this workshop included FREE in dinner/Lunch show options above.

INTRO TO IMPROV – This master class will teach a group of student the basics, often enough for performing artists to return home and start their own comedy teams.

MUSICAL COMEDY IMPROV – Learn a number of musical styles, develop stronger rhyming and rhythm skills

Below you will see students from our own public class program, as well as groups from Ohio National Guard program (2006), Touring Company at Wisconsin School (2008) and Walt Frasier at Queens High School with Mario Cantone and Eddie Brill when the visited our residency program 2010.

Student Group

Ethan on Netflix
Ethan Harkavy, Improv 4 Teens Student, on Netflix “Master of None” with Aziz Ansari

 

The Comedy Kids Episode 2 part 2

 

The Comedy Kids is a series featuring kids performing improv comedy in front of a live studio audience in NYC.
http://www.thecomedykids.com/

Hosted by Walt Frasier

Comedy Kids Cast:
Niki Pliego
Christian Varas
Alex Tlatelpa
Sean Berman
Kevin Ourvan

Directed by Laurice Fattal
Production Asst: Charnette Soto, Thomas Burns Scully

The Comedy Kids Episode 2 Part 2

FALL 2017 PUBLIC CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

  • TIMES SQUARE – Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street 10019
    Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens 13-17yo
    Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids 8-12yo
    First Day 9/9, Showcase Day 11/4, Bonus Classes 11/11, 11/18
  • DOWNTOWN – Greenwich Village Comedy Club 99 Macdougal Street 10012
    Sundays 1pm Comedy 4 Teens 13-19
    First Day 9/24, Showcase Day 11/19
  • FARMINGDALE, LONG ISLAND
    Saturdays 10am Youth Improv Classes (Ages 10-15)
    First Day 9/23, Showcase Day 11/18

COMEDY KIDS TV

COMEDY KIDS Episode 2 Part 1

 

FALL 2017 PUBLIC CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

  • TIMES SQUARE – Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street 10019
    Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens 13-17yo
    Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids 8-12yo
    First Day 9/9, Showcase Day 11/4, Bonus Classes 11/11, 11/18
  • DOWNTOWN – Greenwich Village Comedy Club 99 Macdougal Street 10012
    Sundays 1pm Comedy 4 Teens 13-19
    First Day 9/24, Showcase Day 11/19
  • FARMINGDALE, LONG ISLAND
    Saturdays 10am Youth Improv Classes (Ages 10-15)
    First Day 9/23, Showcase Day 11/18

Our classes for kids & teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more. We present 8-week programs Winter, Spring and Fall as well as a growing Summer Camp Program. We host private sessions for student groups and we send teachers to schools, camps, and community centers for workshops and residencies, after school programs and more

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THE COMEDY KIDS Are Now Online

THE COMEDY KIDS Are Now Online – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE COMEDY KIDS Are Now Online

New York area youth perform Improv Comedy the whole family can enjoy!

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Pictured: Luna Austin, Judah Angert, Ethan Harkavy, Che Johnson, Avery Lender; Filmed at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

That’s right the pilot episode of THE COMEDY KIDS is now online at www.thecomedykids.com. The show features amazingly talented kids and teens from New York City performing Improv Comedy in front of a live audience.

What makes this series so unique is the imagination of the young performers. While seasoned adult performers may have tons more performance training and life experience, a child’s mind is free to wander without the confines created by society, ego and insecurity.

This project has been the dream of Producer Laurice Fattal for years.  Along with show host, Walt Frasier, the two founded Improv 4 Kids in 2009, which has performed for 1000s of K-12 and family audiences at their Times Square club, schools, camps and community centers.

“I used to fear performing for kids,” explains Frasier previously not known as a ‘clean comic’, “but we soon learned that a child has a far more interesting imagination. Interactive scenes for adult club audiences always had the same predictable direction. Kids’ minds surprise you at every turn.”

When the troupe started offering classes in 2010, the idea for this show was immediate. Everything Laurice and Walt had witnessed performing for kids was multiplied when the kids took stage themselves.

“Some of these students have been with us for 5 or more years, taking classes, attending summer camp and even performing as guests with the professional troupe,” Says Fattal. “Their progression has been a clear path to this project.”

While the series is designed for all ages, young audiences love watching other kids play. All the jokes are made up on the spot by the performers.

The kids are watching comedy and humor they can relate to.

“I have seen twelve-year olds perform the best Improv scenes you have ever seen,” brags Frasier. “Adult performers try to be existential and in the moment. Kids are usually there naturally.” Walt Frasier, Liz Lord and other Improv 4 Kids teachers combine both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. Some of the students, after years of weekly classes, comedy camps and live showcases, have 15-20 minutes of quality original stand-up comedy materiel.

Many of these kids are getting the attention of other producers, casting directors and agents. 13yo Ethan Harkavy appeared on NETFLIX’s “Master of None” Season 2. 12yo Judah Angert was invited for a private producer’s audition original Stand-Up Comedy on America’s Got Talent Season 12. Many are starting to connect with agents and casting directors, so keep your eyes open for amazing things in the future. Fattal gets emails and calls to see talent almost weekly.

Tune into www.thecomedykids.com regularly to see new episodes and feature clips from kids and teens performing Improv and Stand-Up comedy.

Send further press inquiries to

Walt Frasier

212-568-6560

www.waltfrasier.com

FRASIER PRODUCTIONS:

www.fpny.org

IMPROV COMEDY PROGRAMS

www.8improv.com

www.improv4teens.org

www.improv4kids.com

COMEDY KIDS TV – Online TV Show – Video

THE COMEDY KIDS TV
EPISODE 1 PART 1
Take Classes in Improv Comedy

COMEDY KIDS TV

The Comedy Kids is an online series featuring kids and teens performing short-form improv comedy in front of a live studio audience.
Hosted by Walt Frasier, the show is filmed in New York City and Produced by Improv 4 Kids 

COMEDY KIDS TV

COMEDY KIDS TV
Episode 1 Cast

Host: Walt Frasier

Cast:
Avery Lender
Che Johnson
Liam Byrne
Ethan Harkavy
Judah Angert
Luna Austin
Matthew Gerety

Directed by Laurice Fattal
Production Asst: Charnette Soto

Want to perform? All of the performers in this programming are students form our classes for kids and teens. Check our programming in Times Square, Greenwich Village, Long Island and beyond.

FALL 2017 PUBLIC CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

COMEDY KIDS TV

  • TIMES SQUARE – Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street 10019
    Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens 13-17yo
    Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids 8-12yo
    First Day 9/9, Showcase Day 11/4, Bonus Classes 11/11, 11/18
  • DOWNTOWN – Greenwich Village Comedy Club 99 Macdougal Street 10012
    Sundays 1pm Comedy 4 Teens 13-19
    First Day 9/24, Showcase Day 11/19
  • FARMINGDALE, LONG ISLAND
    Saturdays 10am Youth Improv Classes (Ages 10-15)
    First Day 9/23, Showcase Day 11/18

Our classes for kids & teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more. We present 8-week programs Winter, Spring and Fall as well as a growing Summer Camp Program. We host private sessions for student groups and we send teachers to schools, camps, and community centers for workshops and residencies, after school programs and more.

We add shows & workshops daily for student groups. We also send teachers out to schools, camps and community centers for in-school, after school and weekend workshops, classes and residencies. Let us create our public program at your location. Add Improv to any after school program. Host a workshop to introduce the art form and valuable life skills to your classes.