We hope you are staying safe. We had hoped to be back performing at schools, camps and libraries by now, but this is where we are. However we have been busy presenting online programs for kids & teens, both shows and workshops.
NEW From Improv 4 Kids: Two books to teach Creative Writing 4 Kids & Teens. Both are available on Amazon, discounted for libraries. FREE via KindleUnlimited
Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Fraser is a text book for comics and teachers looking to bring fun creative writing sections into the classroom.
Improv on Zoom by Walt Frasier is a list of games with tips and tricks to play online as well as Improv technique and wisdom.
Online Shows & Classes
Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens performing 5000+ K12 shows and workshops since 2003 in Times Square and touring nationwide to schools, parks, camps, libraries, JCCs, YMCAs and other community centers.
Every show features original skits and songs improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Every workshop gets the kids/teens performing while teaching creative writing, critical thinking, team communications, presentation skills, self respect, listening, focus and more. We use the same games to teach corporate groups team building, leadership/management, sales and customer service.
Online shows are just $200 (regularly $600-800 for live events). Workshops just $75 (regularly $250).
We look forward to seeing you all in person soon. STAY SAFE!!!
Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Frasier is #1 on Amazon, thanks to all of our family and friends, including the hundreds of students and 1000s of fans of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (Improv 4 Kids, LMAO Off Broadway etc).
Walt Frasier’s first published book is a guide for young comics and teachers creating curriculum in the classroom. Use comedy to inspire creative writing and public speaking. Bring much needed laughs to the classroom, whether at school or online.
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QUICK LINKS – Registration and information for specific camps and classes. Starting June 29 we will offer TEN weeks of camp online! If the city allows LIVE camps at all, we will build in days where students can join us at the club 1-2 days/week each in reduced numbers to respect social distancing.
TEN Weeks of Camp $1400 (register for June 29 & August 3 at $1400)
It is bitter sweet to make this announcement. We were looking forward to an aggressive TEN weeks of camp, following a highly successful 2019 eight-week run. At this time, NYC schools have announced schools will continue online through summer and many camps have already cancelled. Either their districts have officially shut them down OR the ndecision has made it impossible to plan.
So we are responding with an aggressive plan to fill those gaps in many schedules. Register early if interested. We will add teachers and times as per demand!
Camps will run MONDAY thru THURSDAY. Fridays we will provide activities like shows & showcases to help keep campers busy as needed but we anticipate many will be traveling to the beach etc so all these will be bonus informal sessions.
Last year, we hosted EIGHT weeks of comedy camp, with 8-24 campers aged 7-17 weekly. Before the quarantine, weekly classes includes 30+ campers. Now online, we have 40+ students weekly, including kids & teens from all over the country and Canada!
We are still optimistic we will have some summer camp in person at some point, but in addition to being a summer camp, we work out of a performance venue. We cannot operate until the city goes into stage four – according to Governor Cuomo’s repening guidelines.
WHEN WE DO REOPEN – we will invite all – in acceptable social distancing shifts – to do some LIVE shows, classes and hang outs. However we will not include lunch this summer – sorry NO DOMINOS, kids…. (Screams of sorrow heard across the city…. lol)
Until then we are continuing with much needed online offerings. PLEASE register early. We are expecting HUGE numbers as so many camps just do not have an online option. We are ready to add teachers and class times as needed as per demand!
As we cannot imagine doing SIX hours of comedy class/day, we are adding in classes for music and movement. These will add much needed exercise and training breathing etc.
20-30 minutes OPEN MIC – Each camper gets 2-3 minutes to share their comedy stories, ideas etc. Before it’s your time, organize your thoughts with the daily writing exercise. brainstorm ideas & details, then outline your routine. Every time you repeat the same story change something. Add some funny, remove some waste etc. While the TEENTERN MC the open mic, the teacher will take notes and pass them on.
The final 30-40 minutes will be dedicated to Improv Comedy. We will learn one scene game/week plus play large group games.
Class starts with a warm-up that teaches voice and breathing technique. Campers will learn some musical improv game – online this will mostly include rhythmic games like Beastie Rap. Each week we will also teach one game like Irish Jig or Blues. OPTIONAL for the last 15 minutes, Ryan will coach on musical theater songs. Sing a capella, with karaoke tracks or if you have piano skills, you can play too.
Every performer will benefit from the physical training. Everyone needs a little exercise in these quarantine times. Daily sessions will include acting warm-ups, stretching, dance and more.
$150/week – Sign up for HALF day of classes and get Comedy plus ONE additional skill set.
$225/week – Sign for for FULL day of classes get TWO comedy classes plus TWO additional skill sets.
$700 = Sign up for four FOUR weeks of camp and get at least one performance showcase and private coaching.
All of the above include additional bonus sessions including professional shows ( family friendly by the teachers and other cast mates from EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH), free time with the TEEN TENRS (Mafia, Werewolf and other games) and more….