Brod – Saturday, Oct 23, 10 am-3 pm (In-Person)
With a variety of basic improv games and exercises students will have opportunities to have fun while tapping into their most spontaneous, imaginative, and creative selves. Improv provides all kinds of benefits: learning how to deal with anxiety in social or group settings, how to work (and play!) with others, and how to tap into your deep wells of creativity.
This class is perfect for teens who:
· Have never taken improv and want to give it a try
· Have done improv or acting and want to up their game on stage
· Have thought about public speaking or acting or performing and want to dip their toes in the water
· Just want to be learn some skills to be more comfortable and confident in social situations
No experience necessary for this afternoon of fun, games and laughter in a no-pressure environment!
Anoo Tree Brod is an award-winning actress and speaker, performing with Transactors Improv Company, Danny Canoe, as well as guest roles in other improv companies in the Triangle. In addition to performing on stage and in film, she teaches improv in various locations throughout the U.S. to corporations, organizations and individuals who want to enhance leadership and communication skills in creative and unique ways. She recently became an adjunct Professor at UNC’s Kenan Flagler School of Business teaching Applied Improv to Masters of Accounting students. She also produces, directs and does stand up comedy! Give her a mic and a stage and she’s happy.
Jeff Merron has been a journalist and a professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Elon and the State University of West Georgia. He has also taught part-time at UNC and the New School. He’s been a serious improviser for six years and has taught improv for the past two years.
(We will take a 30 minute lunch break at 12:30)
Due to the spread of the Delta Variant starting October 1, 2021, The ArtsCenter will be requiring proof of vaccination and masks (as per state-mandate) for anyone who attends our ArtSchool classes and in-person performances. This was not an easy decision to make however as a leading community organization, The ArtsCenter has a responsibility to the whole community and feel this mandate is the most sensible safety measure.
In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to show instructors a proof of vaccination before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for in-person classes offered during the pandemic.
All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
ArtsCenter members receive 15% off the cost of this course!