Focus on Learning the stories of our favorite heroes and fairy tale characters. Students spend time playing themed games and activites leading to a short 5-10 min showcase at the end of a session. 
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 SPRING 2020 Online Classes


IMPROV, MUSICALS, STAND-UP COMEDY

PLAYS, FILM MAKING AND MORE!

Improv Playhouse production subject matter is adjusted for the appropriate age group.

Improv Playhouse has at its focus the personal integrity of its young performers and will not produce inappropriate material, that which is exclusionary and/or demeaning, or that which compromises the developmental focus of its community of young performers.

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Mail: 116 W. Lake Street

Email: info@improvplayhouse.com

Fax: 847.968.4530

Phone: 847.968.4529


IMPROV CLASSES

ACTIVE Improv Comedy Intensives

Achieving Comedy Through Improvisation Values Education (c 2017)

 

7th-12th

4th-7th


Beg/Intermediate

IMPROV

Mid-term registration accepted

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Join Teen and Jr. Improv coach Kenzie Smith and IP fantasy role play aficionados as they custom-build an adventuring quest to unleash your inner storyteller. Build a character and create your world. Sharpen your improv skills with games and exercises, all while you battle to preserve the forces of good! Clean, family-friendly dungeons and dragons themes provide a ridiculous backdrop for quirky characters and out-of-this world improvisation!

Teen/Jr. Improv: Digital "Live" Action Role Play Improvisation

ALL CLASSES ONLINE!

 

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Wednesdays

7:30 - 9:00PM

 

7th - 12th

$225/Term

Term 4: 4/15 - 6/3

 

Teen/Jr. Improv: Digital "Live" Action Role Play Improvisation

ALL CLASSES ONLINE!

 

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Wednesdays

6:00 - 7:30PM

 

4th- 7th

$225/Term

Term 4: 4/15 - 6/3

STAND-UP COMEDY KIDS

 

Stand-up Comedy Kids at Improv Playhouse will help you develop the skills necessary to create a routine and successful style to perform in front of your family and freinds! Coached by young pros in the 'biz" who "get kids", we will guide you to create a balanced "set" of humorous stories, jokes and one-liners into your own customized "act".  Develping the confidence to perform in front "a crowd" that wants to laugh takes a lot of "chutzpah".  We'll get you there. 

STAND-UP COMEDY KIDS

ALL CLASSES ONLINE!

 

 

$225

OPEN TO YOUTH OF ALL AGES

 

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Saturdays

1:00pm - 2:30pm

 

4th - 7th

Term 1: 5/9 - 6/6

VIRTUAL COURSES

Dates

Digi Filmmakers

OPEN TO YOUTH OF ALL AGES

Anyone can take a selfie or upload a silly video to YouTube, but it takes practice and skill to shoot professional looking frames and make your own short film or video. This class will consist of four 2 hour sessions, and will culminate in a digital film festival celebrating student creations. The workshop is led by L.A. Based Film Director and educator, Matt Arnold, as well as IP staffers, and will offer aspiring young cinema buffs the opportunity to interface with film students likewise participating in sunny Los Angeles! Make the most out of your extra time in front of your computer, and make something unforgettable

Digi Filmmakers

WAS $295

NOW $225

 

All Classes are online!

 

Digital Youth Filmmaking Class (Open to Youth of All Ages!)

OPEN TO YOUTH OF ALL AGES

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Tuesdays:

6:00pm - 8:00pm

First Class

4.28-5.26

 

TEEN Digi Filmmakers

OPEN TO YOUTH 7th - 12th Grades

 

Anyone can take a selfie or upload a silly video to YouTube, but it takes practice and skill to shoot professional looking frames and make your own short film or video. This class will consist of four 2 hour sessions, and will culminate in a digital film festival celebrating student creations. The workshop is led by L.A. Based Film Director and educator, Matt Arnold, as well as IP staffers, and will offer aspiring young cinema buffs the opportunity to interface with film students likewise participating in sunny Los Angeles! Make the most out of your extra time in front of your computer, and make something unforgettable

TEEN Digi Filmmakers

WAS $295

NOW $225

 

All Classes are online!

 

Digital Youth Filmmaking Class

 


FOR TEENS

 

Thursdays:

6:00pm - 8:00pm

First Class

TBA

 

 

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

   Acting Conservatory

 

Productions

Spring Drama Class

Black Box Theatre

Neverland: Peter Pan Online

$295

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Virtual Playwriting Workshop

$180

TBA

Dates

Libertyville

Rehearsals  Sun/Mon

Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Monday: 6:30 - 8:00pm

1st Rehearsal: 4/13

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA


Shows: 6/12

Libertyville

REHEARSALS: Thursdays

 

OPEN TO ALL AGES!

Descriptions
This program has been designed to expose the youthful actor to a nurturing professional theatre experience with an emphasis in practical performance methods. From the audition process, to being cast as a player and crew member, to public performances, get ready for an incredible, dramatic journey! Comedies, dramas and developmentally appropriate pieces are chosen for public performances.

*If you are an 18+ post-high school adult interested in this class, please stand by for more information about online adult classes in the coming days! 

Connect with Improv Playhouse's team of writers and dramatic structure gurus to build a 10 minute play from the ground up! Explore the fundamentals of character and plot in virtual scene studies, and match wits in collaborative writing exercises. Participate in staged workshop readings of finished work. Ideal World Goal: present and perform the final products live! 

OTHER COURSES

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STAGE MAKE-UP CLASS

Wanna learn how to age yourself 40 years in an hour? How about how to create an intricate design on your jawline? In this custom-built stage makeup and effects class, join our IP community of makeup artists as we explore and design makeup looks for beloved characters of stage and screen. 

Digital Youth Stage Makeup and Effects Class 

Two 2 Hour Specialty Workshops!

Take one workshop for $25, or two workshops for $45!

No at-home materials required!

 

OPEN TO YOUTH OF ALL AGES

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Stage Makeup 101: Basic Techniques and Professional Tricks of the Trade
Monday, May 4th 2:00-4:00

Advanced Stage Makeup: Building Character and Making Effects
Monday, May 11th 2:00-4:00

Adult Stand Up Comedy

Hey...ya wanna learn how to be funny?  Already the class clown at work or around the dinner table? Ok...so check out your chops and learn the formulas that make funny peeps into stand-up comedians.  Improv Playhouse staff are seasoned, professional stand-up superstar instructors who will guide you through the stages of comedy development, get you over the hump and onto the stages of open mike nights and world class comedy venues. 

Taught by Jayson Acevedo!

At just the young age of 21, Jayson Acevedo performed in six English speaking stand up comedy showcases in Paris, France as part of his affectionately dubbed "Latino In Paris" Comedy Tour. That same year in August, Acevedo received the opportunity of a lifetime by being invited to perform at the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Now 24, Acevedo has yet to clean his room. Acevedo continues to perform throughout the city of Chicago at The Second City, Zanies, Laugh Factory, The Comedy Bar, House of Blues, & The Revival among many other comedy showcases in the city. Most recently Acevedo was chosen as a featured performer for the 2017 NBCUniversal/Second City BreakOut Comedy Festival. In addition, he has also opened for comic Hari Kondabolu (NPR/Totally Biased w/ W. Kamau Bell) & was also chosen among 200 auditionees as a 2017 NBCUniversal Bob Curry Fellow at The Second City which led to being cast in a 10 week sold out run of The Second City's Diversity & Inclusion Flagship Show Urban Twist  Acevedo is proudly represented by Paonessa Talent Agency & is also one of the original founding members of the stand up comedy super group, the Martin Luther Kings of Comedy.

Adult Stand UP Comedy!

$150/Term

VIRTUAL CLASSES/MONDAYS

7:00pm -9:00pm

5.18 - 6.29

NNING STAND UP

BEGINNING LEVEL OPEN TO ADULTS

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Dates: 5.18 - 6.29

 

Adult Intermediate/Adv

Stand Up Comedy Workshop

Know the basics? Now brush up those skills with our Inter/Adv course. This 4 week course will help the advanced student with their routine. Improv Playhouse staff are seasoned, professional stand-up superstar instructors who will guide you through the stages of comedy development, get you over the hump and onto the stages of open mike nights and world class comedy venues.

Taught by Jayson Acevedo!

At just the young age of 21, Jayson Acevedo performed in six English speaking stand up comedy showcases in Paris, France as part of his affectionately dubbed "Latino In Paris" Comedy Tour. That same year in August, Acevedo received the opportunity of a lifetime by being invited to perform at the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Now 24, Acevedo has yet to clean his room. Acevedo continues to perform throughout the city of Chicago at The Second City, Zanies, Laugh Factory, The Comedy Bar, House of Blues, & The Revival among many other comedy showcases in the city. Most recently Acevedo was chosen as a featured performer for the 2017 NBCUniversal/Second City BreakOut Comedy Festival. In addition, he has also opened for comic Hari Kondabolu (NPR/Totally Biased w/ W. Kamau Bell) & was also chosen among 200 auditionees as a 2017 NBCUniversal Bob Curry Fellow at The Second City which led to being cast in a 10 week sold out run of The Second City's Diversity & Inclusion Flagship Show Urban Twist  Acevedo is proudly represented by Paonessa Talent Agency & is also one of the original founding members of the stand up comedy super group, the Martin Luther Kings of Comedy.

Adult Stand UP Comedy!

$99.95/Term

VIRTUAL CLASSES/SUNDAYS

5:00 - 6:30pm

OPEN TO ADULTS

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Dates:

Starting 5.31 - 6.28


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