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 Summer 2015 Improv Camps! July 13 - 24, 2015

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1000 hats is a metaphor for the many characters, roles and personalities a student of improvisation plays.

One moment you are a chef creating a culinary masterpiece without a stove and next you’re a firefighter dancing as a ballerina on top of his own fire truck. For several years, 1000 hats improv summer camps, through games, role playing and performances, has encouraged youth improvisers to explore many roles and have the opportunity to wear many hats. The popularity of improv has been fueled by TV shows such as Who’s Line is it Anyway?, The Office, Park 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.

Why improv?
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…

  • Communication 
  • Creating 
  • Listening 
  • Trusting 
  • Relaxing
  • Performing instinctively
  • Working as an ensemble
  • Everyone can act - everyone can improvise
  • Improv in any life or art form can occur in theatre, dance, comedy, music, film or poetry

SUMMER 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE:  July 13 - 24, 2015

Beginner Improv
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

  TUITION: $225 per youth  |  Early bird price: $200 when you enroll by June 1, 2015

Intermediate Improv
The Intermediate class will focus on long form improv, short scenes and blackouts. Students should have completed a previous beginner’s improv class.

   INTERMEDIATE for ages 12 to 16 years old
   Two Week Session   |   12 pm (noon) to 2 pm

TUITION: $225 per youth  |  Early bird price: $200 when you enroll by June 1, 2015

Advanced Improv  New!
A newly added class only for returning students who have had at least two improv classes, the Advanced class will put together their own improv show and host their performances.

   Advanced for ages 14 to 17 years old
   Two Week Session   |   2 pm to 4 pm

TUITION: $225 per youth  |  Early bird price: $200 when you enroll by June 1, 2015

More than one child?
Enroll two siblings into classes BY JUNE 1, 2015 for a 25% discount.

For more information, call Stagecrafters Business Office at (248) 541-8027, (M – F, 10 am - 4 pm)

Download the application below, complete the information and submit via postal mail, walk-in to
Stagecrafters Ticket Sales Office, 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067

or fax to: 248-541-1769

Call Mary Ann McCourt for more information at 248-541-1348 or via email.

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Stagecrafters Youth Theatre

Youth in the theatre is something special to see in action!  Visit our Youth Theatre page for more information about our program membership, upcoming shows and a testimonial from a former youth theatre alumnus.



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