Improv Field Trips Middle / High School Students NYC DOE VENDOR

Improv Field Trips Middle / High School Students (L-5 too see Improv 4 Kids) NYC DOE VENDOR – Bring your school for one of the coolest edutainment Field Trips in New York City. See a great show, participate in an educational workshop and we even can supply a NYC Pizza Party Lunch. We also travel to schools through out the Tri State Area for assemblies, PTA Nights, After School Programs, Workshops, Residencies and Professional Development. EMAIL US for private show and groups booking requests.

“A production you and your children don’t want to miss” 2007 ABC NEWS NYC 

CULTURAL ARTS – LANGUAGE ARTS
CHARACTER BUILDING

Field Trips
Field Trips to Times Square – improv Comedy Shows and Workshops

Our 45-60 minute interactive musical comedy show is Improvised based on suggestions from the audience. We take the students’ favorite TV shows, movies, books and daily activities and turn them into comedic songs and scenes. Many students are invited on stage to more directly steer the comedy.

CULTURAL ARTS – the show presents professionals from stage and screen performing live music and theater. Every show presents 3-4 original stories via mini plays/skits, historical slide shows (with audience volunteers posing for fake photos), and interactive games with characters responding directly to audience questions.  Every show has songs of varies styles representing Jazz/Blues, Jig, and Madrigal. In longer performances we create a mini Broadway Musical, Opera, March and other styles.

LANGUAGE ARTS – Improv is story telling with characters/relationships, settings and action.  Improv stories create a clear story arc (beginning middle and end). Improv teaches to speak clearly and project for all to hear. We instruct our audience volunteers to be heard in the back of the theater as well. In some shows we present Spoken Word. We are often paired with reading programs at schools and libraries.

CHARACTER BUILDING – We reinforce that our team needs to work together and respect each other to get through an unscripted scene.  YES AND…, the number one rule in Improv, directs us to support our team and every thing they say and do. We stress we can be funny without making fun of our colleagues, without being disrespectful, without leaving another feeling bad about them selves. This all plays well into Anti-Bully Themes, Social Emotional Learning and Community Building programs.

Studies at John Hopkins University and else where have also discovered laughter reduces stress, builds stronger connections with others, increases heart health and produces higher test scores. As much as we try to justify our existence in traditional academic terms, it is probably the laughs that are our strongest asset to schools.

CREATIVITY – COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP

Our workshops further the educational value. Students play a series of theater games under the direction of our teaching artists. Each game works on different skills that teach Improv, but every game develops powerful life skills. Learning Improv actually develops better students that work together to solve problems, engage in discussions, and better learn new things. Our students absorb information rather than memorize and regurgitate.

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“Humor and creativity work in similar ways,” says humor guru William Fry, M.D., of Stanford University. “By creating relationships between two disconnected items, you engage the whole brain.”    

Improv requires creativity and critical thinking. Playing Improv games actually creates better thinkers. And we teach story telling, which develops creative writing skills.

Improv builds a strong community. Humor breaks down walls of ego and insecurity. “YES AND…” develops strong bonds. Improv requires every member of the team support each other, listen to their needs and suggestions, respect every individual. Students learn to use humor that deescalates a situation.

Improv develops leaders. The number one fear is a phobia of public speaking. While having fun students overcome this fear.  In every game we encourage students to think and speak without fear of judgment or misspeaking. Removing insecurities, we bring out a student’s inner strength. In a short time student discover to speak freely and clearly. Students learn to laugh off missteps, leading to better learning from mistakes and faster growth.

Self confident students do not become bullies or victims of bullying behaviors. Self Confident students engage in discussions. Self Confident students to not respond to the unknown with defensive posture.  Improv helps find Psychological Safety and Performance Drive which puts a team into the learning zone.

Psychologiical Safety

Our team also delivers Team Building Workshops for numerous Corporations. Recent clients include JP Morgan Chase, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, BDO, Master Card, BING/Microsoft, Home Depot, Walmart Ecommerce (JET) and dozens of smaller firms. We bring this same training to teens and preteens. It is a simple message with tremendous application. When a team embraces psychological safety for all, the entire team thrives. When a school embraces this, every student, teacher and parent becomes a partner in education. This has to start with great leaders that embrace the concept and encourage their team of faculty and staff to do the same. This is why we encourage a professional development program to coincide our programs for students. Too many schools do one or the other. The entire population needs to learn the concepts and proactively participate daily.

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Groups from Microsoft BING, BDO, and JP Morgan Chase learn Improv to develop better team and individual skills for the work place. Adult Field Trips

RESIDENCIES

In a few schools, via a one week residency, we present an assembly to introduce our program to the entire population, professional development workshops for teachers, and then go into every classroom to show teachers how to use Improv, while teaching the students our basic concepts as well.

In other schools we send our teachers in weekly to develop a team of students. By the end of 8-15 week programs students are ready to perform for friends and family. They develop stronger communication skills and become leaders in the school.

Improv Field Trips Middle / High School Students
NYC DOE VENDOR RATES

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE $25pp includes Field Trips with show, workshop and lunch (pizza and bottled water. No additional fees.  2-3 hours as per your timing (depending on school/bus schedules) . This program very popular with big 5th grage/8th grade trips, high school theater programs and more.  EMAIL US for private show and groups booking requests. Let us know the date(s) you wish to attend, the number of students and adults, and your preferred package form below.

OUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGE $15pp includes show & workshop ( 2 hours total).

SHOW or WORKSHOP ONLY $10pp. These are 60-minute programs with time to eat lunch – up to 90-minute space rental. (We usually charge $25pp for our public shows and workshops ) Min $500 for a show, $200 for a workshop.

For any above program with a show, prices above are based on a minimum or 50 students.  Once minimums are met we offer a fee adult chaperon admission per ten paying students. Inform us of special needs and we can usually accomodate. We add shows to the calendar almost daily, with 3 casts and multiple theater spaces at our disposal. For larger groups (100+)  we can sometimes do a price break (offering seasonal incentives etc). For smaller groups we can often find a show already scheduled or bring a group into a public show on weekends, after school times or some evenings. 

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EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH tours nationwide to Schools and Events as well as Field Trips to Times Square

Luna Discovers Random Humor Comedy Routine

Luna Discovers Randomness in Comedy.

From November 4, 2017 comedy showcase from our Times Square NYC fall classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

Our students develop these routines all by themselves. We help direct our kids and teens to better performances and give them some basic structure. We help find better ways to tell a story. We sometimes step in to say a certain idea/claim is factually incorrect, because the young mind has not been exposed to certain truths yet.  But sometimes you just have to let the mind of this 10 year old go. I also tell our students if what you do is funny – if it works – EVERY rule can be broken. The best artist redefine the rules for their own work and generation. Only a egomaniac of a teacher stands in the way of progress and creativity for the sake of technique (too many of those in acting as is).

See both shows (NOON kids and 10am teens programs) from Nov 4 in full CLICK HERE

NEW – LONG ISLAND CLASSES

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids & Teens 
Improv Comedy Class for kids & teens.. 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.

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 

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.

 

Brooklyn NY K-12 School Assembly Improv Program Discount

Calling all Brooklyn K-12 Schools. Improv Theater LLC – producer of Improv 4 Teens, Improv 4 Kids – now has three after school programs every Tuesday at Brooklyn Schools. EMAIL us today about dates/rates for assemblies, PTA nights, workshops, after school residencies, professional development for teachers and FIELD TRIPS to our Times Square theater.

What does this mean for EVERY Brooklyn School? We have three amazing Improv Comics in the boro AND we can now offer huge discounts on assemblies and workshops Tuesday mornings.

Brooklyn K-12 School Assembly Discount

We charge schools nation wide $800 for one show. NYC Schools usually pay $500-600/show. But now, every Tuesday morning we can send a show to any Brooklyn School for as little as $300; Or $750 for THREE consecutive morning hours of shows & workshops (reg $1200-2000). I could match this offer Tuesday evenings after 7pm for libraries, PTA nights or other kid/teen/family event.

We have presented 300-500 shows for K-12/Family audiences yearly since 2004. Fimd out why 5000+ audiences love this show.

“A production you and your children don’t want to miss” ABC NEWS

Every show by Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens includes 2-4 songs, 2-4 interactive games with audience participation on stage and additional scene games. Every 3-5 minutes the MC is interacting with the audience to get ideas for scenes and songs. No two shows are every the same. We can also steer the stories and songs toward a theme that fits your school’s agenda for the year. In past we have worked well with PARP and other pro reading programs, Anti-Bully, SEL, Story telling / Language Arts, Cultural Arts Music and Theater, and more. But our greatest value is providing laughter, which reduces stretch and makes school a fun place. Laughter in the classroom increases test scores and mental/physical health of students and staff.

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

Our workshops further the educational value, getting students up on their feet to play a series of games that teach creativity (writing and critical thinking), community (team, respect, listening, eye contact) and leadership (self confidence and public speaking). Improv is the most fun way to develop a student body confident to participate in class, which leads to better learning and testing.

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After School or In School Residencies

look similar to our public programs. Our teachers work with a smaller group of students working towards a performance showcase. Compared to a typical theater program, EVERY student is a star and gets equal stage time to develop these valuable life skills. Most plays and musicals benefit a small group, depending on a larger group to play ensemble or work tech. Improv utilizes every student. Every member of the team is valued and gets a chance to shine.

We also have residency programs that will send a teaching artist to EVERY class in the school to introduce concepts of YES And, listening, public speaking and more to every student. We often pair this with professional development.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for TEACHERS

by Improv Theater LLC is both Corporate style Team Building and offers valuable techniques  for the class room. We find many teachers lack the self confidence to lead a class. Every team is only as strong as its weakest link.  Improv can be used to role play historical and literary characters. We show teachers how to use games in the classroom to get students focused and break the tension before a big math or science test. And Improv gets the staff laughing together, breaking down walls or resentments and insecurity and building strong bonds. In addition to many K-12 schools, we have worked with teams from 100s of corporations including Twitter, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Louis Vuitton, Coach, BDO, Home Depot and even US Medicare Accountants.

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My mother is from Brooklyn so every chance I get to see her home boro I take it. Still my favorite place for pizza LOL

PS RSVP to be my guest anytime to our NYC Shows Saturdays/Sunday 3pm at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street. Audit the show before bringing it to your school. .RSVP for free tickets for the whole family.

EMAIL us today about dates/rates for assemblies, PTA nights, workshops, after school residencies, professional development for teachers. Also ask about our FIELD TRIPS to our Times Square theater.

Come be Part of The Show

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

Birthday Parties Improv Comedy NYC

We now have two NYC venues great for a Birthday Party. Interactive Improv Comedy is the perfect party for any comedy and/or theater fan. Our cast is filled with professional singers/actors/comics that create an original show based on your suggestions and participation. VIP Seating guarantees your guests will be the focus of audience interactions. Private Party reserves our theater and cast for 2 hours. Want to go alla carte? Our general admission $5 discount ticket offerings via Improv 4 Teens is actually better than most of our group rate offers. We will still recognize your birthday VIP in the crowd but does not guarantee special seating, etc. General Admission tickets at any rate require a drink purchase (Two Drink Minimum for evening shows).

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Birthday Parties in Times Square

VIP BIRTHDAY PARTY

  • $300 for 10 kids/teens plus 2 Parents/Adult Chaperons  $30/ Additional Guest
  • VIP Seating – Best Seats in the house reserved (reg $50-60)
  • Pizza Slice (From top local pizza joints) and a Beverage (Soda, Juice, Bottled Water)
  • MEET THE CAST – After the show the cast will help serve cake (provided by parents) and sing
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PRIVATE PARTY OPTIONS

We can shut down our 3pm show or add shows to the calendar with enough notice, including after school times

  • $600 for up to 20 kids/teens plus 2 Parents/Adult Chaperons  $20/ Additional Guest
  • larger groups – $1000 for up to 50 guests – $20/ Additional Guest
  • NYC Pizza Slice (From top local pizza joints) and a Beverage (Soda, Juice, Bottled Water)
  • Alla Carte Drink Specials for Adult (21yo+) Guests
  • MEET THE CAST – After the show the cast will help serve cake (provided by parents) and sing
  • Minimal Decorations. We cannot do any decorations for public show as they are distracting to other guests, however for private party we can allow minimal balloons, signage. No confetti and other decorations that create a difficult clean up operation.

PRIVATE PARTY w/o CATERING

Want to cater the party yourself? Want to just do a show w/o food & beverage?

  • $600 SHOW ONLY up to 50ppl
  • $1000 SHOW ONLY up to 150ppl

Remember, these rates reflect a bare bones model and do not include any service staff. Our cast will help set up the theater for a show. Additional set-up/clean-up, catering,food service etc is your responsibility. No outside alcohol admitted. If we provide beverage service, no outside drinks either.

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Additional Options

  • Add a Workshop $5/guest
    30-45 minute session gets you playing some Improv Comedy games
  • Cake or Cupcakes
    We can supply cake, cupcakes, cookie cake and other sweet options
  • T-SHIRTS $15/Guest (min 10, reg $20-30)
    Get a EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy T-Shirt for all your guests
  • Additional Catering Options
    We run corporate events year round with catering options $20-200pp. We can offer a number of menu options for any taste/budget including kosher, gluten free and other dietary needs. BBQ, Deli Sandwiches, Pasta, Greek, Mexican and more

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE Comedy Showcase March 19 3:15pm at the Broadway Times Square NYC

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE

Come check out our first show March 19 2017 at 3:15. There will be an entire hour of stand-up comedy by under 18yo talent sharing their perspective on the world. Bring the whole family.

Sunday March 19 3:15pm
Broadway Comedy Club
318 west 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
$5 Cover plus One beverage minimum
Click Here to reserve online
This is the first of a new monthly series

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TOO YOUNG TO VOTE

WANT TO PERFORM?
Email your headshot, resume and video of live performance ASAP
OR Sign up for our classes for kids and teens. Every

Saturdays & Sundays 3pm LMAO OFF BROADWAY

Public Showcases for the whole family. Professional Performers. Very interactive. Entire show Improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions.
$25 cover Click Here for discount admissions and calendar
FREE admission for all students and guests
There is a one beverage minimum for all guests

SPRING CLASSES start March 18, 2017

Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens
Saturdays NOON Comedy 4 Kids
Sundays 1pm Comedy 4 Teens

8-weeks of classes includes daily warm-up, technique and performance Improv Comedy games plus 30-45 minute open mic style session where student share stories from their own experiences and observations and create original stand-up comedy routines.

$30/class; $225/ 8-week session plus showcase
Register online in advance and save CLICK HERE

SPRING BREAK MINI CAMP

April 10-14 9am-NOON
$225 for Full Week
Register online in advance and save CLICK HERE
This class will feature all Improv for Kids & Teens 8-17. Tuesday 11am Students will watch our professional cast perform for a theater full of campers form around New York City. Friday 11am Students will perform a showcase of their work, open to family and friends

SUMMER CAMP 2017

Sign up for 1,2 or 4 weeks
SUMMER CAMP Session 1
1a July 10-14
1b July 17-21
SUMMER CAMP Session 2
2a July 31-August 4
2b August 7-11
Every week, students learn both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy
LUNCH & Snacks Included (For extreme allergies please plan on providing lunch for your child)
EVERY Friday 3pm SHOWCASE