Explore Improv this summer at Calvin

Improv camp is a fun and exciting way to learn the skills of improvisation. Improv theatre focuses not only on humor, but on how we maneuver our way through our daily lives.

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Young actors, new and experienced, are welcome to join in the fun of creating theatre on the spot. Improv theatre teaches a life lesson that will provide young participants with the support and the environment in which they can grow and nurture curiosity, confidence and talent.

Each day, students will learn one facet of improvisation performance culminating in a public performance.

Skills and topics

  • how to take chances on stage
  • how to be a teammate and be supportive of others [on stage and off]
  • how to share and give focus
  • how to problem solve
  • how to communicate with others using words, actions, and theatrical properties.

Middle School and High School Groups

The camp will be divided into two groups. One for students in middle school and one for high school. There is a limit of 24 students per camp.

Improv A:

Middle School Improv - students entering Grades 7-9 from 9:00-11:55 a.m. All campers will perform on Friday evening from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Improv camp is a fun and exciting way to learn and exercise the skills of improvisation. Not only does Improv theatre focus on humor, but on real life and how we maneuver our way through our daily lives.

Improv B:

High School Improv - students entering Grades 10-12 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. All HS campers will perform on Friday evening from 8:45 PM – 10 PM.

This Improv workshop is geared to high school students, grades 10-12. We will further our experience on stage and off, focusing on skill development and risk taking.

Leadership

Camp Directors: Tracey Kooy M.A., Founding Member of River City Improv and Amanda Ytzen, M.F.A.

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Location: Laboratory Theatre, lower level Calvin College Spoelhof Center, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, 49546

Location: Laboratory Theatre, lower level Calvin College Spoelhof Center 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, 49546

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Debra Freeberg

Professor, Director of Theatre
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