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Young Artists Program
In addition to a fully-staged production in the summer, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM (YAP) is a year-round series of workshops and seminars designed just for high school students interested in improving their skills in a professional setting and looking to prepare for college auditions and beyond. All workshops are taught by performers and instructors with extensive experience locally, regionally, and in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Improvisation Workshop with Brooke Debettignies
Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 1:00- 4:00pm
3 hour workshop
$30 per participant
In this dynamic 3-hour workshop, students will think on their feet, build characters in the unique world of improvisation, and have FUN! Improvisation encourages self-confidence, teamwork, commitment, eye contact, and the “yes, and…” mentality of performance. Working in agreement, students will utilize the fundamentals of improv to strengthen character development while playing short form improv games.
About Brooke DeBettignies: Brooke DeBettignies spent her awkward middle school days saying “yes, and” in LA with improv performances at venues such as The LA Improv and The Pasadena Ice House. She has also trained and performed at The Second City in Chicago. She now serves as the Director of the Pace Improv Troupe and works as the Youth Program Director and School Coordinator at Improvolution in NYC. She has been teaching improv classes, intensives, and workshops around the country for 7 years. Her award winning experimental research on improv and its effects on children’s self-concept has been presented at the American Psychological Association’s National Convention. TV credits include: CBS’s Criminal Minds, NBC’s Las Vegas, and Comedy Whacked (series regular). Professional theater credits include: Beef & Boards Dinner Theater and the American Cabaret Theatre.
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