South Pomfret, Vermont
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Improvisation for Theatre

Learn the basics of improvisation through wacky and creative theatre games.

Improvisation is a wonderful way to connect with peers, challenge your mind, and discover how funny you really are! In this camp, we will learn the basics of improvisation and how to apply them in both a game-playing and performance setting. Through many wacky and creative games and activities, we will explore the ways in which improv can be useful to actors as well as focus on building the strong ensemble that it requires. Though this class will culminate in an informal showcase of our favorite games, the emphasis will be on play and skill-building, so everyone is encouraged to give it a try - actors and non-actors alike!

Maren Spillane earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theater and English at Skidmore College and a Master's Degree in English Education at The Graduate College of Union University (now called Clarkson). Maren spent seven years acting in New York City and regionally before returning to her native Vermont. She is currently an actress with recent performances at Phantom Theater and Open Door Theater. Maren is on the board of Dog River Education, an educational collaborative located in Northfield, which offers a variety of low-cost enrichment classes to the community. She teaches acting for Dog River Education and is currently leading classes there for children ages 5-14.