This camp, designed for artists ages 9 – 18, is an in-depth study of the mind-bending, adrenaline-rush, totally fun world of improv for theatre. Learn to get on stage and leave self-doubt behind. Perfect for anyone looking to become more comfortable speaking and performing. Students also learn team-building skills and get to perform an improv show for a live audience!
Morning Classes – the first part of our days is spent learning the ways and techniques to enhance and develop your spontaneity, listening, character development, problem solving and creativity.
Class exercises are geared toward teaching you to trust yourself as you practice listening, responding, and creating characters in real-time.
Afternoon Rehearsal is devoted to putting theory into practice on stage as we prepare a hilarious improv showcase of games, scenes, and comedy to be performed in front of a live audience. And every camp member gets to play a role on-stage!
* Monday July 16th – Friday July 21st, from 9am until 4pm with a short break for lunch. Students will need to bring their own food & drink. Snacks and water will be available for purchase as well.
* Showcase performance at a theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, July 22nd
About the Instructor:
Matthew Brandon (Assistant Teacher)
Matthew Brandon is a recent graduate of Liberty University where he achieved a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Theatre Performance. He is an up-and-coming writer using all the skills and techniques he learned in creating a captivating character and transferring that to the page. He has recently had the opportunity to write the one-act children’s show for a theatre troupe to tour around Europe. He is thrilled to return as a teacher for Hollywood Youth Theatre, last seen working for the camps three years ago. Before that, he was a camper himself in the screen acting camp. He is happy to be back and ready to get creating!