August 9 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$138
Member Price: $125
SummerWrite Week 5
August 9 – 13
5 Sessions, 3 hours
Ages: 12 – 14
Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Julie Donofrio
Have you ever seen a comedy improv show, or the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and thought, “That looks like fun!” It is fun, and here is your chance to see for yourself. Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. We will play many theatre games, some with the use of audience suggestions, with results that are always entertaining and often hilarious. We will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, skill-building theatre games, and, finally, more advanced improv games to hone communication skills, boost creative problem solving, and become more confident speaking in public– all while having fun in a supportive atmosphere designed for experienced and inexperienced improvisers, alike. We will learn to trust and support our fellow players and ask the audience for suggestions on how to create scenes. There will be a virtual performance for friends and families on Friday.
Julie Donofrio has been making people laugh for years, sometimes on purpose. She has worked as a comedian, improv actor, children’s entertainer, teacher, and humor writer (of the column, “Take My Advice; I’m Not Using It”), and has appeared everywhere from New York City comedy clubs to the beverage tent at the Monroe County Fair. She has performed in the Toronto and Rochester Fringe Festivals, and her television credits include a guest-starring role in the pilot “Finding Fabulous.” Julie has NYS teaching certifications in Childhood Education and Special Education, and she received Writers & Books’ Big Pencil Award in 2015.
Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.