Improv for Kids
For ages 8-12
In this class, students will learn the basics of improv skills from developing strong characters, accepting and “Yes and” in a scene, and using their imagination to create improvisational scenes. Students will learn the who, where, and what in improvisational scenes as well as a sense of connections between character relationships and basic improv story concepts, including plot, problem, and solution. Students will play a variety of fun and fast-paced improv games, including Murder Mystery, Freeze, Styles, Moving People, Slide Show, Lines from the Audience, ABC game and more. Some games will be similar to games played on the popular show, Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Taught by Chris Martin who has directed over 30 youth productions in Asheville. He studied adult improv and he was part of an improv troupe called the Oxymorons for 3 years. He has taught youth improvisation and creative drama classes for students ages 4-16 for over 15 years. He is a local kindergarten teacher at Johnston Elementary School and he has taught elementary school for over 15 years, integrating creative drama and improvisation into his teaching. He currently directs A Gaggle of Giggles, his own Asheville youth improv troupe who perform at The Hop North once a month. He holds a Masters degree in Theatre Education and K-12 Theatre Arts Teaching Licensure from UNC-Greensboro.
January 16-March 5, 2016: Saturdays from 1:00-2:00 pm
The cost for the class is $100.00
At end of the class, students will perform an improv show in 35below.