Sun. Apr 8, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
14-17 years old
Price: $200.00
14-17 years old
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Price: $200.00
14-17 years old
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Sundays 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Welcome to our Comedy Playground! Arcade Academy Teen Comedy Classes offer teens and tweens a weekly exploration of improv comedy basic skills, offered as six 2.5-hour classes ages 14 to 17. Perfect for everyone from the aspiring actor, to the class clown, to the thoughtful observer–Teen Comedy Classes are open to all personalities and experience levels! Improvisation isn’t just for future comedians. Kids will gain confidence in navigating challenges, public speaking, critical thinking, and working as a team, all while laughing and playing fun improv games (similar to those seen on TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

In this six week course, students aged 14-17 will learn and practice the basic fundamentals of improvisational comedy. Using exercises and games, they will explore stage performance, storytelling, and ensemble collaboration. Students will build skills in the art of “yes, and” (agreement and extension) in a positive, supportive environment as participants work as a team to put together a show. All exercises used during class are designed to further your child’s ability to feel comfortable on stage, enhance their social awareness and creative thinking, and give them a boost in their confidence, all while having lots of fun! The course will conclude with a student performance at the theater. No prior improv experience is required.

Teacher: Matt Solter
6 weeks
Class Size: Maximum 12 teens
Class show: Saturday, May 19 at Arcade's Beta Stage

Pick Up/ Drop Off
All classes will take place at Arcade Comedy Theater at 943 Liberty Ave. An attendant at the main box office will be there to sign your teen in and out of each class. All students must be picked up by a parent or legal guardian. If your teen is going to be signed out by someone other than their parent/legal guardian (babysitters, nannies, carpools etc) please provide their full names and addresses in an email to the instructor. They will be asked to provide valid ID matching the information provided via email/handwritten note from the teen's parent/ legal guardian. In the case of high school-aged students, they may provide their own transportation, sign themselves in and out of class with permission given by parent/ legal guardian.

An Emergency Information Contact Form and other important safety information will be emailed to parents prior to the workshop. Any questions in advance of signing up can be sent to academy@arcadecomedytheater.com *Proof of Pennsylvania child abuse clearances and Act 114 criminal history clearances for instructors and teaching assistants available upon request.  

This class is handicap accessible. Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Any questions about classes, registration, internships, or prerequisites can be sent to the Arcade Academy Youth Education Coordinator, Julianne Avolio (academy@arcadecomedytheater.com).

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Arcade Comedy Theater 943 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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