Youth Improv Learning Experience
The Youth Improv Learning Experience is training program broken into 8-week sessions designed for ages 7-17years old. Students will meet once a week to socialize with their teammates and develop as unique and creative people using the performing art of Improvisation. Through improvisation, students will learn essential social, acting, and performance skills together with their fellow teammates. Open and honest communication, developing trust in others, supporting teammates, listening, focusing, and positive agreement are key skills essential to life as well as in the art of Improvisation. These skills are taught while having fun, students will warm-up with each other, playing games and exercises that have been built using the key skills as a foundation and have been used to train famous improvisers and actors for over 50 years. All of these exercises are done alongside their peers. At the end of the each 6-week session students will perform a showcase for their family and friends!
As students advance in the program the sessions will be focused on further developing the key skills. Each session will introduce more advanced exercises and concepts aimed at developing self-confidence and teamwork, including special workshops with expert improvisers from Hawaii and the mainland.
Our goal for this program is to build a team of extraordinary young people that will enjoy spending time together and form life long bonds of friendship, excel in their studies, and be recognized as an excellent team by the work they do on stage.
About the instructor:
Larissa DLG Nielsen is one of the most recognized improvisers in Hawaii. This is the 4th time that Larissa will teach a youth improv class. She was a founding member of IYFI (In Your Face Improv) and a member of house teams both at Laughtrack Theater Company and The Greenhouse. Larissa was chosen twice to teach Laughtrack Theater Company's Youth & Teen Improv program. Larissa has studied improvised theater with Second City master level trainer Jeff Griggs and has trained with and completed the training programs with both of Hawaii's improv schools. Larissa has taken over 20 workshops from various visiting professionals including Chicago Improv Festival Executive Producer Jonathan Pitts. Her talent and drive garnered her invitations to special classes and workshops taught by Second City's Jeff Griggs and Chicago Improv Festival Executive Producer Jonathan Pitts. Larissa was one of 8 improvisers invited to an exclusive coaching class taught by Griggs. She has appeared as a performer at Improvaganza with 4 different teams in 5 years, and coached 3 teams into the festival's spotlight.
The Loading Zone (View)
47 Hotel St
Honolulu, HI 96817
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|