Fundamentals of Improv for Teens Weekday Camp with Samantha Watson
Learn the fundamentals of improv online with an experienced improv artist!
Think you have a budding comedian or performer? Want your kids to remember how to have fun without a gaming console? Are you kids just looking to try something new and creative? This is the perfect way for kids to get an introduction to improv and theater while they laugh together with new friends. Designed specifically for high school aged youth, this week-long session will introduce them to the fundamentals of improv online.
Teens will spend two hours connecting with their peers, playing games, exploring improv theater, and building confidence. They will learn to create your own fun out of nothing—just like professionals like Tina Fey, Wayne Brady, and Steve Carell! Improv games build resilience, creativity, problem solving and connection with others.
Class will balance learning the fundamental skills of improv, helping budding thespians build their skills, and plain old fun games and creativity. Using the principle of Yes, And kids learn to support each other’s ideas and explore new ideas. They build confidence by being in a supportive environment where their ideas are supported. Basic scene creation, emoting and acting will be explored. We’ll play games that tap into their creativity, while developing skills that enhance listening and engage the imagination
They will be able to play these games on their own! Keep your afternoons and weekends interesting and full of laughter. Even better, you’ll learn how to perform short form improv games in an online setting. Future video calls with family and friends instantly become more fun!
Ages 13 thru 18 welcome.
Note: Get a 25% discount for siblings who want to take our other classes!
Click here to go directly to our class packages page to get a two class package. After you’ve completed the purchase, you will be able to register for the camp of your choosing at any time.
Samantha loves teaching and coaching improv as much as she loves playing!
Samantha has been a parent for 13 years, has extensive experience working with children (including those with special needs) in a variety of educational settings, and loves to help kids tap into their creativity and playfulness. She focuses on helping kids support each other in playful fun ways, problem solve and create together, and get up and moving to have fun. Improv is one of the most playful things we can do, and Samantha enjoys creating a brave, safe environment, in which people feel comfortable playing and failing, but also learning.
Samantha trained at WIT, has done several workshops with other theaters, and coaches a couple of indie teams in addition to being a WIT teacher.