1000 Hats is a metaphor for the many characters, roles and personalities a student of improvisation plays. One moment you’re a baker challenges with making a dozen cookies on the moon without an oven and the next you’re a policeman who sings songs to offenders rather than making arrests. It’s all about thinking quickly on your feet!
Through games, activities and performances, improvisers explore and assume many roles and have the opportunity to (figuratively) wear many hats.
The popularity of improv has been fueled by TV shows such as
Who’s Line is it Anyway?, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
What is improvisation?
Improvisation, or improv, is a form of acting in which no script is used. Instead actors create the dialogue and action themselves as they perform. Improvisation can be thought of as an "on the spot" or "off the cuff" spontaneous moment of sudden inventiveness that comes to the mind, body or spirit as an inspiration.Simply put, improvisation is making it up as you go along.
When students learn improv, they learn life skills such as public speaking, narrative, confidence in front of an audience, teamwork, communication, and creative problem solving. Besides being a lot of fun, improvisation teaches the actor the important life skills of…
SUMMER 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE: July 14 – July 25, 2014
The beginning class will focus on the rules of improvisation, trust, listening skills and the key ingredients to a scene. Many short form games will be learned, as well as theatre etiquette.
BEGINNER for ages 8 to 11 years old
Two Week Session | 9 am to 11 am
BEGINNER for ages 12 to 16 years old
Two Week Session | Noon to 2 pm
For returning students who have completed a previous beginner's improv class, the intermediate class will spotlight on long form improvisation, short scenes and blackouts.
INTERMEDIATE for ages 12 to 17 years old
Two Week Session | 2 pm to 4 pm
Enroll two siblings into classes BY JUNE 1, 2014 for a 25% discount.
Please call the office at 248/541-8027 M – F between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Download the application below, complete the information and submit via mail or walk-in to
Stagecrafters Ticket Sales Office, 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067.
Call Mary Ann McCourt for more information at 248-541-1348.
The youth in the theatre are something special to see in action! Click here to see more information about Youth Theatre membership, as well as information about this year's shows and programs.