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2016 Summer Program

“Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theatre.”- Viola Spolin

Inspired by the work of Viola Spolin (originator of Chicago's Second City), this class will use theatre games and improvisation to build stories, an ensemble of players, and a culminating performance piece for family and friends. Get ready to explore physicalization – the art of showing and not telling, spontaneity – a moment of explosion, intuition – unhampered knowledge beyond the sensory equipment – physical and mental, audience – an integral part of the game, not just the lonely “looke-onners,” and transformation – actors and audience alike receive the appearance of a new reality!

Whether you have been a performer your whole life, or this is your first acting class, you will be able to build upon your skills and build new friendships!

Long Wharf Theatre’s Education department is committed to empowering students to participate, regardless of age, skill level, or background. It is our goal to support the creative exchange of ideas across disciplines and fostering relationships within the local community. Building the audiences, artists, and citizens of tomorrow is of utmost importance to our team!

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