Improvisation for Theatre
In this playful, energetic camp, we will learn the basics of improvisation and how to apply them in both game-playing and performance settings. Through dozens of fun 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. Improvisation is a fun and useful tool for practicing communication and cooperation, as well as building confidence. This is true for actors and non-actors alike, so feel free to join us no matter who you are!
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.